Who we are
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 corporate 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, together with you.
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Articles and Awards
Since 2010, Accelerace has helped more than 250 startups raise over 269.5 million US dollars in funding and investment.
Europe's no. 1. seed-acceleator
Read more in the European accelerator report by Gust.
Many of the top accelerator programs can be found in regions all over the world. […] the top Seed Accelerators are Start-Up Chile, Latin America’s NXTP Labs, Europe’s Accelerace, and Canada’s Alacrity Foundation.
Nordic Startup Awards
Recognized as best accelerator 2015 & 2016 and best professional investor in 2015.
Business Insider Nordics
“Focus on the beach-head; park all other ideas that don’t seem to work. We were a part of the Accelerace program in 2015, and this was the main learning that helped us.” – Erdem Ovacik, CEO, Donkey Republic
Among the top 10 seed accelerators globally
Read more in the global accelerator report by Gust.
Top 10 EU Accelerators 2017
By Venionaire Capital
Nominated as best accelerator 2017
By Nordic Startup Awards
Accelerace recieves grant og 20M DKK from the Novo Nordisk Foundation to build the Nordic Mentor Network for Entrepreneurship (NOME)
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 receivedfrom 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
By working with Accelerace, we will learn how accelerators can benefit our business interests, while allowing us to support the growth and maturity of promising new companies. We see this as a mutually beneficial relationship for Accelerace, the startups, and ourselves.” The accelerator is being kicked off as part of Maersk’s Startups Collaboration Project.
Anneli Bartholdy, Digital Innovation Lead, Maersk Transport & Logistics
We are reaching out to the startup community in the hope that FOSS together with innovative new startups can improve the food safety situation globally.
Filip Poulsen, Business Development Manager, FOSS
"I think the tailored Accelerace program where we have a personal mentor that follows us in one-to-one sessions is just unique, and that’s really what we need."
Peter Nørtoft, CEO, Aqubiq
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
"Working with the best business mentor in so many aspects of your company has given us the tools to divide our work in to smaller bites to test, learn and build the right and most efficient strategy for our company."
Thomas Qvist Krüger, Production Hero