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.

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Our Track Record

Years of collective experience
Startups
% Still active
% Raised Capital

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.

Gust

Accelerace is Europe’s No. 1 seed accelerator according to the Gust European accelerator report.

Venionaire Capital

Ranked as Top 10 European accelerator 2017 by Venionaire

Forbes

Featured as Europe’s Top Seed Accelerator based on capital investments.

Our 2018 in Review

Our startups. Our partners. Our biggest achievements.

Business Insider Nordics

What lessons Donkey Republic got out of the program.

Gust Global Accelerator Report

Accelerace rated as Top 10 Seed Accelerator globally.

Huffington Post

Since 2010, Accelerace has helped more than 250 (now +600) startups raise over 300 million US dollars in funding and investment.

Børsen

Accelerace receives grant of 20M DKK from the Novo Nordisk Foundation to build the Nordic Mentor Network for Entrepreneurship (NOME)

"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

“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

“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