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Accelerator

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.

PeiliVision

"In the beginning of the accelerator, we had a workshop where we got a thorough review of our past major decisions (e.g. what we have done and why). It was a good retrospective to form a base for future decisions. We are now forming stepping stones and a roadmap on what is needed for a complete scalable business model." Read more about PeiliVision on the Accelerace blog

Jussi Auvinen CEO PeiliVision

Draupnir Bio

Our participation in Accelerace has revolutionized our growth opportunities and showed us the way to a strong business case. Read more about Draupnir Bio on the Accelerace blog

CEO of DraupnirBio & PhD in Molecular Biology, Simon Glerup

StopMyCraving

"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.”

“So far we have been taught in about Investment key metrics, the economics of investing in startups, Beach Head Strategy relating to marketing to your target audience, how to incentivize employees in a small team through legal schemes in the camps. During our weekly meetings our mentor, Oliver Repenning, is guiding and supporting us with the social media marketing tools to ensure a successful strategy and implementation. He provides great insights to tips and tricks that can fine tune our go-to-market strategy, which is very valued by our team.” Read more about StopMyCraving on the Accelerace blog

Sofie Annikki Dralle, CEO StopMyCraving

Elia

“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

Novo Nordisk

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

"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

Aqubiq

"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

Graduateland

"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

Templafy

“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

Praice

"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

Founders pack

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.

Our team

Partner, Business Accelerator & Investment Director
M: +45 31332317

David Ventzel

Business Accelerator & Investment Manager
M: +45 29828456

Søren Ammundsen

Business Accelerator & Investment Manager
M: +45 22401084

Thomas Wiborg Steen

Junior Analyst

Umberto Pellegrini

Partner & Investment Manager
M: +45 25458430

Claus Kristensen

Business Accelerator & Investment Manager
M: +45 30897869

Jes Nordentoft

Business Accelerace & Investment Manager
M: +45 21592535

Oliver Repenning

Business Accelerator & Investment Manager
M: +45 22114859

Anders Handlos Grauslund

Business Accelerator & Investment Manager
Phone 22 10 97 84

Martin Holmboe

Partner, Business Accelerator & Investment Manager
M: +45 29713979

Morten Heide, Ph.d.

Partner, Business Accelerator & Investment Manager
M: +45 21262430

Peter Birk, Ph.d.

Business Accelerator & Investment Manager
M: +45 31450060

Arvind M. Hundal, Ph.d.

Business Accelerator & Investment Manager
M: +45 40280048

Jón Ingi Benediktsson

Business Accelerator & Investment Manager
M: +45 22114857

Will Wright

Program Manager NOME
M: +45 50260586

Valentin Lubbe

Program Manager NOME US
M: +1 9106030366

Julie Siler

Mentors