We create winners by accelerating

We’re the leading accelerator in the Nordics. We create startup and corporate winners by applying our experience of scaling 700+ startups.

For startups

Join the #1 Accelerator in Denmark and the Nordics to get ahead of your competitors.

We’ve the resources you need to jump-start growth. We offer training, networking and mentoring simultaneously as we unlock partnership opportunities with industry-leading corporations.

Acceleration Corporate Matchmaking

For corporates

With 10+ years experience of accelerating startups, we understand their innovative power and how to assess it.

That’s why we’re pioneers of Corporate Startup Engagement. We know how to combine your resources with startups’ innovation, talent and speed because we’ve done it before.

Corporate Startup Engagement

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

We go to work because we want to transform the world. We’re bold, forward-thinking and get shit done.

That’s why we team up with world-class startups and corporations that guide humankind to a better tomorrow by creating solutions for the biggest challenges of our time.

Accelerace in numbers

%

of all Danish pre-seed investments in 2018 were made to Accelerace alumni

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startups accelerated since 2008

%

of the 700+ startups are still active

%

of the still active startups raised capital

The Accelerace Family

#1 Accelerator program
in Denmark and the Nordics

Our track record speaks for itself. If you need tailored one-on-one training and support, industry-specific mentors or a world-class network, we got you covered. We are ex-founders, tech junkies and business developers that know our way around the startup scene, and our mission is crystal clear: to accelerate your growth rate through the roof. Without asking for equity. We’ve already helped 700+ startups to get ahead of their competitors – are you next?

What you get

  • Extensive one-on-one training from the industry’s brightest minds
  • Access to market through our Corporate Startup Engagement
  • Exclusive mentoring from serial entrepreneurs, VCs and corporate innovators
  • Tailor-made deep dives to maximize your business potential
  • Exclusive Founders Pack with tools from Amazon, Microsoft, Hubspot etc.
  • Unique access to funding through investor programs and leading investors
  • Hands-on growth marketing support from talented junior consultants

Previous programmes

Alone we’re good, but together we’re great. That’s why we partner up and run acceleration programs together with other accelerators and angel funds to fuel and nourish the European startup ecosystem.

“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."

Peter Mühlmann

Founder and CEO of Trustpilot

"Accelerace has been well-structured throughout the process and provided valuable tools. There has been a good balance between theoretical and practical tools. As two engineers, we have come out of the Accelerace program with a much better understanding of business development and regulatory activities. The Accelerace mentors have opened up both their personal and professional networks to help us and have shown great confidence and commitment in our startup."  

Victor Staalkjaer

Co-founder of June Systems

“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.”

Jacob Strachotta

CEO and founder of HelloMind

"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.”

Sofie Annikki Dralle

CEO StopMyCraving

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.

Thomas Alslev Christensen

Head of Operations, Novo Nordisk Foundation

"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!”

Jens Reimer

Co-founder of Graduateland

“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."

Christian Lund

CEO at Templafy

"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."

Andreas D. Christiansen, CEO & Co-founder at Praice

We work with the best corporates

The program launched together with Denmark's leading consumer good retailer COOP scouts and accelerates scalable startups for the retail industry. COOP Denmark is working dedicatedly on digital innovations within retail and wants to collaborate with startups which will be scaled by using skilled business advisors and the unique COOP infrastructure.  

Arla Foods has a vision of creating foods of the future. Accelerace has helped Arla to scout, attract and select foodtech startups from all over the world. One of them is Mimica

Enel and Accelerace collaborate to accelerate European smart energy startups through the INCENSE program. We selected and worked with 42 startups and more than 13 startups have initiated collaborations with Enel.

  Accelerace delivers venture scouting services to NRGi finding technology-driven startups that will apply new technology focus to the NRGi company portfolio. Our innovation service also includes impact analyses of the specific technologies and, ultimately, the facilitation between the startups and NRGi.

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