How we are truly different
Let’s be honest. Many accelerator programs are just facilitating networks, guidance and events. We know that most startups, however are struggling to define a scalable business model. But they have limited runway and need to identify and execute it before their money runs out.
Our teams are industry specific but also work in cross-industrial groups to solve your problems. We apply specific tools and use our collective experience, corporate partners and brainpower to find the right solutions.
The effect will be that you identify your scalable business model. The result will be that we and/or other quality investors offer you money. We know because we’ve been doing it for 7 years with a startup survival rate of above 88%. Now we will do it for you.
Go pick your program.
“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
We've made special deals with quality service providers for your benefit. We call this Founders Pack. Many of them are worth a fair bit of money, and can save your startup valuable time and effort.
Legal counceling from Horten
The Accelerace founder’s pack includes 3 hours of free legal counselling.
Horten is a Danish full-service law firm with more than 60 years’ experience and 250 employees, and delivers legal expertise within all areas of Danish law. Horten has a special sector expertise within life science, energy, it & media and regulatory.
HubSpot for Startups
HubSpot’s software fuels your growth and builds deeper relationships by providing Marketing, CRM and Sales services.
The Accelerace founders’ pack includes a 90% discount on the platform, access to free webinars and the opportunity to interact with the HubSpot support team.
Cloud platform from Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services provides on-demand cloud computing platforms with a full-fledged virtual cluster of computers, available 24/7/365, through the internet.
The Accelerace founders’ pack grants access to 2 years of AWS credits, free access to web based and instructor led training and 1 year of premium AWS Business Support.
IoT Mobile Connectivity platform from Tele2
Tele2 IoT has agreements with almost every mobile operator in the world, allowing you to engage from practically anywhere.
The Accelerace founders’ pack includes 10 SIM cards for 6 month free testing, access to technical consulting and the chance of product promotion with Tele2 IoT combined with attractive introductory pricing.
BizSpark Cloud Platform from Microsoft
Microsoft BizSpark is a Microsoft program that provides support to software entrepreneurs.
In the Accelerace founders’ pack you can choose from two diffent Microsoft BizSpark packages:
BizSpark Plus: 2 years of free use /120.000$ credits of Windows Azure Developer Platform.
BizSpark STD: 1 year of free use / 150$ credits
Councelling from Deloitte
Deloitte is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms and the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals.
The Accelerace founders’ pack includes 3 hours of counselling in matters of accounting, finance and auditing.
Recuitment via Graduateland
Graduateland is Europe’s largest career portal for students and graduates.
As part of the Accelerace founders’ pack you get 2 premium job postings for the recruitment of highly skilles graduates. This is the perfect tool to recruit interns and junior employees.
Office space via Symbion
Symbion is the largest office space in Denmark.
As part of the Accelerace founders’ pack you get 50% discount on office space rental for 6 months at Symbion in Copenhagen Ø.
Founders who worked with David report they feel they got a new co-founder. He adopts every problem as his own and takes personal pride in all startups helps. David is a big believer in Blockchain and got most of the office to buy Ethereum. He is also known for deconstructing every subject and creating general theories of everything.
After starting his career in a ‘normal’ job in the telecommunications industry, Søren has dedicated his life to startups, ramping up almost 14 years of building and growing his own companies. Among others, he co-founded what became one of the world’s largest online gaming communities for girls – goSupermodel – this startup attracted investment from Tier-1 venture capitalist Accel Partners from Palo Alto.
Prior to joining Accelerace Søren spent 3 years investing and working with startups from the Copenhagen-based investment company Sealand Capital, gaining valuable insights from ‘the other side of the table’. Søren is in love with his iPad, Real Madrid and – oh yes – his 3 children 😉
Thomas Wiborg Steen
Since then, Thomas has been part of several start-ups in different ways; both in operations, as chairman/member of the board and as an investor. When Thomas is not next to a whiteboard, you’ll find him on the water sailing, playing with his newborn son or enjoying classic movies and musicals along with a glass of wine.
Oliver about Oliver: “I love the city, but live in the country side (on purpose), I was raised in a world gone digital, but enjoy going off the grid. I’m (really) impatient by nature and always looking to build something, but value off-time with my wife and three kids more than anything”.
Oliver worked 7 years with marketing and business development, was named Top 100 talent under 35 in 2015, and now put his energy into accelerating start-ups towards success.
Anders Handlos Grauslund
Independent skeptical thought combined with enthusiastic drive and a passion for the cutting edge of technology and the frontiers of the unknown provides the basis of Anders work. Prior to working in Accelerace, Anders has worked for Novozymes, NASA, DONG Energy and as an independent technology investment advisory.
Morten Heide, Ph.d.
Peter Birk, Ph.d.
Arvind M. Hundal, Ph.d.
Jón Ingi Benediktsson
Philosophically he is an anti-fragile stoic who believes in doing the really small things in life and one day hopes to become a Zen master of the high risks-high impact game of start-ups. Professionally he has focused on the establishment of new bio-business ventures with core capabilities in problem-solving, business intelligence and predictive analytics. Intellectually he is interested in the potential of Synthetic Biology, Behavioural Psychology, and Machine Learning.
His hobbies would include rock climbing, mountain biking, and whitewater kayaking but the nearest mountains are 500 km away, so jokes on him. If you have any tough/urgent problems that you think Will would enjoy please send them to him at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also follow his process on Linkedin to see what he been up to and if he knows anyone who could be of help in your venture.