Let's scale your sound and acoustics startup

Apply here - it's equity-free

What we believe

Technology has irreversibly changed publishing, distribution, sharing and playback of music. We believe that mobile is going to be the growth area for publishing as well as consumption. High-resolution and high-quality formats will continue to emerge along with 3D and spatial recording. Social platforms will continue to change the way music is promoted and consumed. AI and Digital Signal Processing will keep exploring the possibility of advanced production and playback experiences with music.

Accelerace leverages the existing expertise of the Danish sound and acoustics landscape by matchmaking the most promising international startups with reputable players such as Bang & Olufsen and Harman. In collaboration with Sound Hub Denmark, we have created a tailored accelerator program providing sound startups free access to state-of-the-art testing facilities and makerspace for developing their products. On top, the Sound Hub Accelerator offers you a six-months and equity-free scaling platform with business training from experienced consultants, guidance from mentors within the industry and further access to a specialized network.

Next deadline for applications to the SoundTech accelerator is the 31st of January 2019
Apply here

WHAT YOU WILL GET

Business mentoring from experienced serial entrepreneurs and international experts

Exchange with product specialists from Bang & Olufsen and Harman

Learning labs and workshops where you will get intensive training designed to maximize your business potential

Access to state-of-the-art testing facilities and the co-working and makerspace

A POTENTIAL INVESTMENT AND CORPORATE CLIENTS THROUGH:

Introduction to VCs and business angels

Access to corporate innovators on CXO-level and their know-how and expertise

Access to test your product/service in collaboration with our corporate partners

Founders Pack (worth EUR 50,000+) with resources from Amazon, Microsoft,
Hubspot and many more

WHAT IT TAKES

The right product
It has to be more than just an idea. Think of it as a qualified pitch presentation to get investors interested in your startup. You must have a proof-of-concept or a MVP (minimum viable product) but we strongly prefer if you already have a product on the market.
The right team
Participating startups must have minimum of two full-time founders that are 100% focused on the core idea. They must be able to receive coaching and mentoring in English and stay committed to realizing their business goals. We are looking for visionary entrepreneurs with ambitions to change the future.

….. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY WITHOUT TAKING ANY EQUITY IN RETURN!

GET TO WORK WITH

Business Accelerator & Investment Manager
M: +45 22401084

Thomas Wiborg Steen

Business Accelerator
M: +45 22 12 42 42

Michael Rohde Böwadt

Technical Accelerator
M: +45 26 28 78 14

Michael Kragelund

Venture Scout (Sound)

Julian Berbec

Instamic

"Accelerace organized an intense program that brought Instamic's business plan, sales and marketing strategy to the next level"

CEO & Founder, Michele Baggio

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ
Is it possible to include patent fees in the application?
Yes, you can attach documents to your application. If you scroll down the application page (For startups/Apply) you will be able to attach files. All your documents and other details will be kept confidential.
What stage should the participating startups be at?
It depends a little on technology and market, but from the level of MVP, prototype or more. Our focus is market development.
What is the outline of the contents of the program?
Our program is 100% flexible, individualized and efficient and designed around the challenges that companies at your stage experience. The content is centered around learning labs, workshops, mentoring and coaching that are tailored to your needs. We're a specialized scaling platform rather than a traditional acceleration program.
Do I need to relocate my company to Denmark to participate?
No. You don't necessarily need to relocate since we can do the mentoring remotely. However, you do need to register your company in Denmark (CVR number) and have some activity here e.g. participating in camps and client or investor meetings.
Do you help with the relocation?
If you do wish to relocate to Copenhagen, we will help you with administrative tasks, logistics, discounts and help you get in touch with the right people.
I’ve already participated in other programs – why should I join yours?
Well, it's up to you - however here are the most obvious 5 reasons: 1) We focus on late stage startups that are already on the market and we help them scale. Most other programs are incubators or early stage accelerators. 2) We match you directly with our leading corporate partners that are interested in your technology and which in return will offer your know-how, insights and expertise. 3) You'll get an extra ressource on your team and not just a mentor giving you ad hoc advices.  Our business accelerators & investors spend 180 hours with your startup. Now that's really something. 4) Think of it as a shortcut to the Northern European markets. Not only is our startup tech scene vibrant and booming, but we also offer a  hotbed for clean tech, food and life science and a gateway to the Nordic countries. Denmark is home to 22% of the scaleups in the Nordics – and together the Nordic countries have almost 6 times as many scaleups as the average country in continental Europe, and 9 times more than in Southern Europe. 5) Denmark is one of the most digitalized and innovative countries in Europe. Our bustling, creative startup scene has fostered some of the world’s most successful tech companies and disruptive startups within AI, big data, block chain, healthtech and IoT.
Do you take equity?
We don't take equity in your startup. What we ask for however, is your full commitment to the program throughout the 6-8 months period. Easy peasy.
How are you funded?
Our program is partly funded by the Danish Government and leading Danish and International corporates with the goal to attract startup talents and create growth.
How much time should I expect to spend on the program?
Our program is designed around challenges that companies at your stage experiences. Consider spending about 4-8 hours per week in average, plus time do business development related efforts with the corporate partners. This factor varies from company to company.

Proudly partnering up with Sound Hub Denmark