Do you have what it takes to build a great company? When we say build, we literally mean build –not so much innovate, pivot, venture into the unknown, etc… Eicorn’s venture creation business is fuelled by our evidence-based methodology, Enterprise Ignition, which is used to take internal business ideas (mostly) and carefully package them into executable plans. Hence, we are looking for entrepreneurs with strong executive abilities (sales/marketing/leadership/capacity building) rather than the most innovative ones.
We frequently tell people that if they love startups they are not for us. Startups are full of uncertainties and inefficiencies amplifying risks for investors and the workload for everyone involved. The startup-loving entrepreneur is not intrinsically incentivised to reduce uncertainties and focus on efficient operations, and is therefor not likely to make decisions in the interest of investors or teammates.
At Eicorn we welcome entrepreneurs who, like us, love great companies. Companies that have positive cash flows, stellar growth, scalability, strong competitive advantages, diversity and great culture, clear vision, and aligned multi-tier leadership. All these things are grown out of the fragile startup that every company is initially, not by chance but by professional and strong entrepreneurial execution. If you possess this type of professional executive ability, regardless of your role today, you may well be one of the entrepreneurs we are looking for!