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.
Get our full story here or read our year review of 2017.
Articles and Awards
Our Year in Review
Our startups. Our partners. Our biggest achievements.
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.
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
Accelerace wins the award 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)
“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.”
Manoël Rekinger, Strategic Partnership Manager at 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.
Thomas Alslev Christensen, 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."
Luca Seletto, Head of startup Initiatives, Enel
"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
"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, 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, 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 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