Student Startup Scout at UtrechtInc – startup incubator

Are you a proactive and enthusiastic student with a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation? Are you ready to take on an exciting role that combines networking, promotion, and talent scouting? Look no further! We are seeking motivated individuals like you to become part of the Student Startup Scout team for our university-linked startup incubator.

About UtrechtInc

UtrechtInc is a leading Dutch startup incubator and a top 10 university-linked incubator in the world. We help startup founders develop their entrepreneurial skills, build their networks and launch their scalable technology and science companies. UtrechtInc has helped over 350 startups in the past 10 years, including GitLab, Channable and Argenx.

How do we do that? Our main focus is our programs covering ideation, validation and acceleration phases, catering to researchers, students and tech entrepreneurs. Being located at the vibrant Utrecht Science Park, our focus areas lies within the fields of Health, Education, Life Science, and Sustainability; things that matter and things that change the world. Besides our training programs we also offer office space and co-working opportunities, fostering a thriving startup community.

Position Overview

As a Student Startup Scout, you will play an important role in discovering and supporting the next generation of student entrepreneurs and student talent within the Utrecht Science Park. Working closely with our dynamic team, your responsibilities will include actively promoting our student incubator program and events. Your main goal will be to identify high-quality student startups for our student validation program which runs twice a year. Additionally, you will scout for talented students who can join the startups within our community.


  • Promotion of the Student Validation Program – Develop and execute creative strategies to raise awareness about our Student Validation Program among potential student entrepreneurs;
  • Networking and outreach – Represent UtrechtInc at networking events, career days and other relevant gatherings organized by student associations. Create engaging content for our social media channels, website and other promotional materials;
  • Track progress – Maintain accurate records of your activities and outcomes, ensuring we meet our key performance indicators.


  • Gain valuable experience in entrepreneurship, marketing and networking enhancing your professional skill set;
  • Enjoy flexible working hours with an average workload of approximately 10 hours per week. Activities could exceed office hours (in case of events etc.);
  • Receive a monthly pay of approximately 450 euros, acknowledging your valuable contribution to the incubator;
  • Make a significant impact on the growth and success of student startups and the startup ecosystem as a whole;
  • Access networking opportunities with industry professionals, entrepreneurs, and like-minded students;
  • This position could be the launching pad for your career. On average UtrechtInc has 35 startups in house and an overall community of 350 startups.


  • You are studying at the University of Utrecht, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht or University Medical Centre Utrecht (Medicine);
  • You have a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation;
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage with diverse audiences and build meaningful connections;
  • You have a proactive mindset with the ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • You have strong organizational skills to manage multiple tasks and reach goals effectively.

If you are eager to learn, ready to make a difference, and excited about shaping the future of entrepreneurship and having fun while doing so, we want to hear from you!

Join our team and become an integral part of our mission to support and foster the next generation of student entrepreneurs at Utrecht Science Park. Apply now and embark on a rewarding journey of discovery, innovation, and personal growth.

To apply, please submit your resume and a brief cover letter detailing your passion for entrepreneurship and your relevant experiences to