Let's scale your biotech startup

What we believe

With consumers calling for more sustainable and environmental friendlier products and the industry wanting to reduce operating costs, the use of industrial biotech or white biotech has become very interesting and was thought to take over fast. However, the immatureness of some technologies, relatively low fossil fuels prices, and the effectiveness of current chemical processes have shown to be high hurdles for start-ups to take in order to penetrate the market.

At Accelerace, we remove some risks by helping you focus your time and resources on critical issues and prioritizing and de-risking your project using personalized issue trees and lean/agile business models. We provide open office hours and sparing for our founders based on over 100 years of collective entrepreneurial experience and using bespoke coaching tools & techniques built by founders for founders.

Our main focuses within biotech

Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals
Industrial Biotech
Industrial Biotech
With consumers calling for more sustainable and environmental friendlier products and the industry wanting to reduce operating costs, the use of industrial biotech or white biotech has become very interesting and was thought to take over fast. However, the immatureness of some technologies, relatively low fossil fuels prices, and the effectiveness of current chemical processes have shown to be high hurdles for start-ups to take in order to penetrate the market.
Industrial Biotech
No open applications at this point.

Our portfolio of biotech startups

atSpiro
atSpiro has created a smart laboratory device based on unique, patented sensor technology. This device helps biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies develop micro-organism for production. The atSpiro bioreactor is easy to use and fits with the current R&D infrastructure and workflow.
 
Molecular Quantum Solutions
Molecular Quantum Solutions has created a software tool which provides predicted properties of (bio) chemicals based on data-driven algorithms and quantum chemistry. This also helps to reduce the number of experiments in R&D.
Flacon
Flacon offers a sustainable and circular reuse-system for personal care products in the hotel industry to counter single-use plastic amenities.
AdaptVac
AdaptVac aims to accelerate the development of safe and efficacious therapeutic and prophylactic vaccines to treat and prevent specific cancers, infectious diseases, and immunological disorders.
June Systems
June Systems is developing a blood sampling device to document fetal well-being during birth. The device can reduce the number of brain damages due to hypoxia and lower the number of unnecessary C-sections.
Innovosens
Innovosens is developing a wearable device called SMASH for sports health and diabetes management. The device is the first non-invasive, multiparametric wearable sensor for continuous monitoring of glucose and lactate levels.
OSAA Innovation
OSAA Innovation's unique invention improves patients’ quality of life by enabling them to receive IV on-the-go. The lightweight portable mechanical bag increases patients’ mobility during treatment and decreases hospitalization.
Akthelia Pharmaceuticals
Akthelia has developed a new method for fighting infections using new compounds which act by stimulating the production of naturally occurring antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) in the body.
StepUp Air
StepUp Air is building a new generation of fitness trackers for professional and amateur sportsmen based on breathing measurement, which can significantly improve training efficiency.

What you get

Extensive one-on-one training

Business training from experienced serial entrepreneurs

Access to Market

Mentoring from Danish biotech ecosystem experts, specifically match-maked for your startup.

Exclusive Mentor Model

Mentoring from the Danish business community and international experts

Tailormade labs & training

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

NOME Access

Access to NOME network with world-class mentors and industry partners like Novo Nordisk Foundation

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Unique access to funding

Helping you get access to money through our network of leading investors, investor programs or our own fund

WHAT IT TAKES

The right product
It has to be more than just an idea. You must have a validated plan for how you will develop your product and you have defined a strategy for how it can be commercialized. Although it is not a requirement, we prefer if you have already obtained preclinical proof of concept with your technology. Products based on a service and other types of non-product businesses are welcome, but the same principles apply.
The right team
Participating startups must have more than one full-time founder who is 100% focused on the core idea. They must be able to receive coaching and mentoring in English and stay committed to realizing their commercial goals. We are looking for visionary entrepreneurs with ambitions to change the future.

A unique chance to profit from our unique network

As a part of the program you not only get the opportunity to shape your businesses in the accelerator, the most promising startups even have the chance to join the NOME network. The Nordic Mentor Network for Entrepreneurship (NOME) is a mentoring program with world-class mentors which matches Nordic projects and startups with highly skilled volunteer professionals to help them reach their goals and technology milestones.

As a part of the program, NOME also provides a unique platform for startups to participate in a boot camp in the US. There, the projects get access to FDA experts and contacts to on-site representatives. With inspiration from MIT Venture Mentoring Service, the vision of NOME is to develop and implement a best-in-class mentoring initiative that will propel the Nordic countries into one of the leading life science regions to commercialize high growth life science startups.

"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

“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

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

Meet some of our sector specific business accelerators

Business Accelerator & Investment Manager
Phone +45 52506582

Christian Waarst