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We’re always interested in hearing from individuals that think they might have the type of skills and expertise that would benefit our startups. If you’re interested in hardware, and have a passion for supporting start-ups, CRL could be the workplace for you!

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CRL is the UK’s first hardware-focused Accelerator Programme. We work with eight product based businesses every six months. We are seeking an Entrepreneur in Residence to provide support for companies to take innovative products to market. The entrepreneur will be responsible for mentoring the cohort on a biweekly basis and monitoring and tracking progress.



  • To support our accelerator cohort to take their products from concept to MVP, testing hypotheses of market segments, business and experience models to identify and deliver competitive advantage
  • To workwith our engineering team to create new products across multiple platforms, putting them in the hands of real customers as quickly as possible
  • To design growth strategies to identify, segment and prioritise target markets, develop value propositions, inform pricing and positioning and define go-to-market
  • To build measurement plans to define objectives, identify KPIs and report learnings. Defining, validating, prioritisation and delivery of critical features and functionality of the product
  • To understand how to leverage and integrate the proprietary technology of our partners into the solution by activating distribution partnerships and supercharging growth

The successful candidate will work closely with the CRL team and report to the Accelerator Programme Manager.


About you

We’re looking for an open-minded, creative leader who will persistently and passionately seek novel solutions to complex problems. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished founder and/or industry expert who has a wide range of experience and industry interests, with expertise in hardware start-ups and the passion and energy to take a rough idea from concept to product launch and market traction.


Area of expertise, interest or experience

Practical experience leading businesses, working with customers and building tech products in a fast-paced environment.

A proven track record of taking ideas and bringing them to life

5+ years in Marketing, Product or Commercial roles within a high-growth startup.

Entrepreneurial, with an enthusiasm for early-stage technology businesses.

Experience interpreting data to uncover insights and inform decisions.

Excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with CEOs and product teams.

Degree in Design, Engineering, Business, Marketing, Economics or related discipline.

A curious and creative mind, eager to understand what makes people tick, as well as the ability to reconcile this understanding with commercial imperative

A love of building products that users rave about and working across different projects with lots of competing priorities at a rapid pace



This position is initially, and is expected to be part-time. The salary is negotiable based upon the experience of the successful candidate. This position is partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund.



The Central Research Laboratory is in Hayes, West London, 20 minutes by train from Paddington station and close to Heathrow Airport. It is located in The Shipping Building, a beautifully restored former industrial building at the heart of The Old Vinyl Factory site. It’s an exciting and developing area and already home to the new UK HQ of SONOS and smaller product businesses like industrial drones company, Sky Futures.



September 6th 2018


In order to apply please send a covering letter and a copy of your CV to