Let's scale your foodtech startup

What we believe

We believe that technology from uncovering potential agricultural solutions with an eye on sustainability and food security and the technology disrupting the ways we eat and drink can be a true game-changers.

We’re also profoundly convinced that consumer trends towards health awareness, convenience and quality products combined with the growing influence of technology will pave the way for a new personalized nutrition revolution. Wearable technology which provides insights into healthy living and personalized nutrition based on genetic testing will also be on our radar. Likewise, we’re interested in the emergence of functional food with the goal of providing natural, sustainable and scientifically proven health solutions based on bioinformatics.

What you get

6 to 8 months of intensive business training from experienced consultants with industry expertise

Unique access to corporate partners such as Arla Foods and Coop

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

Mentoring from experts in the Danish food ecosystem such as Henrik Overgaard or Mikkel Grene

Potential follow-up investment from Accelerace or our partners

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

ACCESS TO LEADING CORPORATES

Coop
Coop
The program launched together with Denmark's leading consumer good retailer COOP scouts and accelerates scalable startups for the retail industry. COOP Denmark is working dedicatedly on digital innovations within retail and wants to collaborate with startups which will be scaled by using skilled business advisors and the unique COOP infrastructure.  
Coop
Arla
Arla
Arla Foods has a vision of creating foods of the future. Accelerace has helped Arla to scout, attract and select foodtech startups from all over the world. One of them is Mimica
Arla

... And amazing mentors!

Chairman of the Board, Co-founder, Aarstiderne A/S

Thomas Harttung

Co-founder, Greenilicious & Cook book author

Sif Orellana

CEO & Co-owner, Søstrene Grenes Import A/S

Mikkel Grene

CEO, CULT A/S

Henrik Overgaard

Founder, Zest

Didier Laurent

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.

The team

Venture Scout
M: +4550650490

Katharina Sofie Zwielich

Partner & Investment Manager
M: +45 25458430

Claus Kristensen

Business Accelerator & Investment Manager
M: +45 30897869

Jes Nordentoft

Business Accelerator & Investment Manager
M: +45 21592535

Oliver Repenning

Business Accelerator & Investment Manager
M: +45 22114859

Anders Handlos Grauslund

Business Accelerator & Investment Manager
M: +45 2210 97 84

Martin Holmboe

Karlotta Rieve

Plant Jammer

"Accelerace was really helpful at narrowing down on what's most important, and not doing too many things at the same time."

Michael Haase, CEO and founder of Plant Jammer

VI.ER AKVAVIT

“Accelerace validates your ideas and everything you’ve been working on. I mean, they have been looking on so many companies for so long, they have been entrepreneurs themselves. They know the game.”

Frederick-Sebastian Krause, Founder of VI.ER AKVAVIT

Mimica

"I found the Accelerace program is unique in that it actually gives you a real chance of securing a pilot with a big company. Our biggest milestone more recently is, that Arla has decided to do a pilot with us. Obviously enabled by the Accelerace program, which is wonderful."

Solveiga Pakštaitė, Founder of Mimicalab

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.”

Sofie Annikki Dralle, CEO StopMyCraving

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

OUR FOODTECH ALUMNI

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Eat Grim
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tracezilla
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Cellugy
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Fine Nordic
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Deligate
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