Europe’s leading seed accelerator
We are thinkers and doers with a mission to improve the quality of lives and our environment through innovation. We team up with top startups to nurture and fuel growth.
We do it because we truly believe that they are the heroes who will create solutions for some of the biggest challenges of our time. Whether you’re a startup looking for hands-on support or a corporation seeking innovation you’ll find that we’re a bunch of passionate people with a strong sense of execution and above all, a willingness to get our hands dirty.
Startup and Innovation Services
Our Track Record
Articles and Awards
Best Nordic Accelerator 2018 & 2017
We won twice in a row the Nordic Startup Award as the best accelerator in the Nordics.
Accelerace is Europe’s No. 1 seed accelerator according to the Gust European accelerator report.
Ranked as Top 10 European accelerator 2017 by Venionaire
Our 2018 in Review
Our startups. Our partners. Our biggest achievements.
Business Insider Nordics
What lessons Donkey Republic got out of the program.
Since 2010, Accelerace has helped more than 250 (now +600) startups raise over 300 million US dollars in funding and investment.
Accelerace receives grant of 20M DKK from the Novo Nordisk Foundation to build the Nordic Mentor Network for Entrepreneurship (NOME)
“Accelerace made a huge difference to Trustpilot because they introduced me to people who had the exact experience we needed. Especially in the devising of our business model and the execution of it, it made a crucial difference to us. I’m not sure we would have existed today if it wasn’t for that introduction.”
Founder and CEO of Trustpilot
“The program has helped us to identify and focus on the most important thing for HelloMind at our current stage of growth. It has been extremely helpful that Accelerace has put together a diversified team of experts both inhouse and external to support us as an early-stage startup. Also, it is worth mentioning that the program is not a 'standard' program, but has been adjusted to our needs along with some added great learning seminars. We feel confident and excited.”
CEO and founder of HelloMind
“Accelerace validates your ideas and everything you’ve been working on. I mean, they have been looking on so many companies for so long, they have been entrepreneurs themselves. They know the game.”
Founder of VI.ER AKVAVIT
“Accelerace helped us at a critical early-stage financing. This meant that we were able to finish our pilot study and raise an investment. With this investment, we could initiate our large scale randomized clinic study, and obtain evidence that our treatment can help the patients. The study has just been completed and currently we are busy bringing our LeucoPatch product to the market to help patients heal chronic wounds, like diabetic foot ulcers. We are happily looking back to our time in Accelerace.”
Chief Operating Officer, Reapplix
"I found the Accelerace program is unique in that it actually gives you a real chance of securing a pilot with a big company. Our biggest milestone more recently is, that Arla has decided to do a pilot with us. Obviously enabled by the Accelerace program, which is wonderful."
Founder of Mimicalab
"In the beginning of the accelerator, we had a workshop where we got a thorough review of our past major decisions (e.g. what we have done and why). It was a good retrospective to form a base for future decisions. We are now forming stepping stones and a roadmap on what is needed for a complete scalable business model."
"The Accelerace team has in the one month already proven to be a massive source of support, belief and education. It has increased our knowledge and keeps sharpening our focus while opening up doors to new corporate partners. We already have heavyweight director’s joining as mentors providing invaluable insight how to grow our business further.”
“Driven by the growth of renewable energy sources and the rise of digital technologies, the energy landscape is in transformation. Tomorrow, the consumer will have an ever more active role to play as a ‘prosumer’. This will offer opportunities to existing but also new actors. By joining forces, Elia and Accelerace aim to provide the necessary support and technical expertise to nurture innovations and help start-ups grow in the electricity sector.”
Strategic Partnership Manager Elia
At the Novo Nordisk Foundation, we are very pleased with the Nordic Mentor Network for Entrepreneurship (NOME) that Accelerace has established over the last year. Today NOME covers the entire Nordic region including life science start-ups from all Nordic countries and several high-level mentors in the network. NOME is surely on its way to become the beacon in the ecosystem that we had hoped for from the very beginning.
Head of Operations, Novo Nordisk Foundation
"Enel and Accelerace had the opportunity to collaborate in the implementation of the INCENSe program, a European accelerator funded by the European Commission. The collaboration was great, as the startups selected received a really valuable support and were well prepared to get in touch with Enel’s business lines to implement their solutions."
Head of Startup Initiatives Enel
"Accelerace helped us optimize our business model and scale our sales process. We grew from 10 to 25 employees, and we have tripled our revenues. We could never have done this without the help from Accelerace!”
“Above all, being part of the Accelerace program helped us understand how investors think. That’s basically why we were able to refine our business model, nail our pitch and eventually secure substantial venture funding to develop and grow our business."
"The Accelerace program has helped us with our strategic priorities in reaching product-market-fit. We have saved time and boosted our progress as a direct result of the advice we received from our Accelerace mentors and at their workshops. We are deeply grateful for the personal and professional way that the program has been executed and we do not hesitate to recommend Accelerace to other SaaS startups."