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Founder’s Associate / Business Development Manager

Zurich, Switzerland | office/hybrid | full-time/part-time

mimic is an early stage deep tech robotics & AI start-up based in Zurich and supported by leading VCs. We give industry workers a helping hand for tedious manual labour tasks and mitigate labour shortages with a versatile automation platform. Our automation solutions, driven by dexterous robotic hands and cutting edge AI trained on human observations, bring a new level of AI embodiment to the real world.

We are looking for a Founder’s Associate / Business Development Manager to join our team part-time or full-time. You will work directly in close collaboration with the founders and gain unique insights into building and scaling a high-tech start-up within the quickly evolving generative AI & robotics space. Your support in business development, customer acquisition and operations management will directly impact the company's success.


  • Contributing to market research and analysis

  • Supporting customer acquisition process and management of pilot projects with big industry players

  • Sales and business development

  • Supporting marketing initiatives (e.g., LinkedIn posts)

  • Organizing events, workshops and team activities

  • Support hiring the brightest minds for various roles in our company



  • Close to Bachelor or Master graduation or recently graduated.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and/or German (C1).

  • Practical experience from internships in consulting, startups, scale-ups, tech companies, or from entrepreneur/startup associations is favourable.

  • Ambitious and equipped with an entrepreneurial mindset to make things happen

  • Ability to work with little guidance and proactively collaborate with multiple stakeholders across and outside the organization.

  • ‘Business’ sense and analytical skills


You can shape a robotics & AI company from the ground up. In flat hierarchies, you will work directly with the founders and some of the best talents in the robotics space. At mimic, you are accepted for who you are. As part of our ongoing journey towards creating a diverse and inclusive environment, we encourage everyone to apply. We are looking forward to you bringing along your knowledge, personal experiences, and fresh perspectives.


Please send your application documents, including CV and relevant certificates or references to:
Hiring Manager: Stephan-Daniel Gravert

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