Student Placement Opportunity

Tue 4th December 2018

Student Placement Opportunity

2019 Investment Intern, Techstart Ventures LLP


Time Commitment: 40 weeks placement: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm

Start Date: Monday 9th September 2019

Location: Cathedral Quarter, Belfast

Techstart Ventures LLP is a venture capital fund manager with offices in Belfast and Edinburgh. From the Belfast office, Techstart Ventures is charged with managing the techstart initiative - an integrated program of seed capital funds, grants and advice focused on the Northern Ireland technology sector.

The firm is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual with a strong interest in working with entrepreneurs and early-stage technology companies to join the Belfast team as an Investment Intern. In addition to training regarding individual responsibilities the Investment Intern will gain an insight into the working practices, systems and decision-making processes of an early-stage venture capital fund manager.

It is expected that the responsibility and scope of work will increase as the placement student becomes familiar with assigned tasks and the level of responsibility.


  • Conduct research on specific technology areas relevant to companies seeking investment
  • Perform analysis on all fund activities and produce operational reports
  • Produce marketing material and execute marketing activities via numerous channels including social media
  • Review/proof reading of Investment documents
  • Prepare documentation required for internal and external meetings
  • Assist in the administration of the Grant Fund
  • Operating the Grant Management software package
  • Eligibility checking of grant applications
  • Preparing relevant documentation
  • Assisting in the vouching and approving of grant claims
  • Analysis of grant applications and grant beneficiaries
  • Assist in the implementation of the Investment Awareness Program workshops and events
  • Event scheduling and promotion
  • Preparation of event invites
  • Handling registrations
  • Preparing relevant event documents
  • Event logistics
  • Post-event administration
  • General Office duties including telephone answering, email enquiries and meeting & greeting clients


· Current Northern Irish undergraduate student of any discipline

· Strong academic track record to date

· Strong analytical, IT and presentation skills

· Professional demeanour and ability to quickly develop a rapport with colleagues and clients

· High level of energy, enthusiasm, integrity, and a passion for working with entrepreneurs and early stage-technology companies

· Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

In order to be considered for this placement, applicants must submit a Cover Letter and CV to no later than Monday 14th January 2019 at 5pm.

Tech Start
3rd Floor, 21 Talbot Street, Belfast, BT1 2LD
2 Walker Street, Edinburgh EH3 7LB
Techstart Ventures LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Techstart Ventures LLP is a member of the Pentech Ventures LLP Network