What we believe
The Internet of Things is changing the way we live in multiple ways, from transforming business operations to reshaping how we communicate, manage our homes and lifestyle and monitor our health. In the coming years, billions of devices will be connected to the internet and the revolution has just begun. It’s about networks, it’s about devices and it’s about data.
Accelerace, top 3 European Accelerator and inQvation, the new Danish IoT Hub have joined forces to build a dedicated accelerator for leading innovative IoT start-ups. The program utilises the Nordic position as IoT leaders in Europe to connect start-ups with IoT pioneers, experts, mentors and much more to accelerate their business and gateway to the Nordics. Welcome!
Fill the mandatory application form now with information about you and your startup.
We will now go through all applications.
An assigned team of business accelerators will select and interview startups in this period.
Mandatory kickoff camp for all startups.
The program will be tailored to your startup, to run in this period.
Our portfolio of IoT startups
JumpStory has created a subscription-based platform where users are provided access to +10 millions of public domain photos. By using AI, they make the process of finding and selecting the perfect image for every purpose much easier.
WasteHero is a Danish technology company that focuses on optimizing waste management worldwide by using advanced technology that digitalizes garbage collection, making it possible to eliminate inefficient and unnecessary garbage collection, thereby creating significant savings and reducing CO2 emissions.
Aguardio helps hotels save water and costs while improving their sustainability. By installing Aguardio Sensor and Aguardio Display, hotels can discretely remind their guests to save water while showering and collect data on water savings.
UpSmarting provides a system that collects data from existing components instead of replacing them. This approach is not only good for the planet but it also minimizes regulatory challenges. Instead of replacing existing assets, UpSmarting ensures that you can extend the service life in existing infrastructure and avoid unnecessary investments.
UbiqiSense offers smart sensor solutions for the smart office, the smart building, and smart retail. The easy install solution measures and monitors the usage of space in real-time, and provides building owners the needed insight to optimize space and floor planning, cleaning and link to energy use.
Shake-on has developed a smart bracelet that automatically exchanges basic contact information between two people once a handshake has been made, while their app gives attendees an overview of the people they’ve recently met.
What you get
Extensive one-on-one training
We are serial entrepreneurs and we have worked with more than 650 start-ups. We teach you everything that we have learned and give you the right tools.
Pitch for leading Business Angel Community
Get the opportunity to pitch in front of our Nordic Business Angels network with more than 100 dedicated business angels.
Gateway to the Nordics
We plug you in to our extensive network of corporate innovators, ecosystem stakeholders and partners in the Nordics.
If you decide to relocate to Copenhagen for the program or part of it, we will help you get settled in and assist you with relocated and accommodation.
Direct access to inQvation test facilities and prototype workshop to unfold your creativity and improve your technology and product.
Exclusive Founders Pack
Free resources and tools worth € 50.000 from Amazon, Microsoft, HubSpot, Rackspace, Horten, PA Consulting and many more.
Free office space @ inQvation
You will be offered free office space at inQvation, Denmarks coolest IoT Hub where you will sit and work alongside with some of the leading Nordic IoT start-ups.
“Accelerace pushed us to ask the hard questions needed to be answered! That helped me to see what must be done. There is no doubt UpSmarting has developed as a start-up by the participation. As a result, we stand as a more solid co-founding team than ever before.”
Founder and CEO of UpSmarting
"Being part of the Accelerace program has helped us doubling down on what is important for us at our current stage of growth. They have also opened their broad network of expertise and knowledge to us which we're extremely grateful for. We're proud to be Accelerace alumni and are looking forward to continuing our partnership in the coming years."
Founder and CEO of Golisto
"Diplomasafe’s co-founding team was part of the Accelerace program in 2019 and we got some valuable feedback on every part of our business that we have put straight into practice. We also got feedback and help with fundraising that worked out perfect. We received mentoring of high-class during the program both from Accelerace mentors and alumni that gave super feedback but also after the program ended, and I’m sure we will keep the contact in the future. Another great thing about Accelerace is that they don’t ask for equity and still work hard to prove its value. We have been extremely happy working with Accelerace. Their numbers speak for themselves, and we will do ours to make the numbers even better."
Co-founder and CEO of Diplomasafe
“Accelerace made a huge difference to Trustpilot because they introduced me to people who had the exact experience we needed. Especially in the devising of our business model and the execution of it, it made a crucial difference to us. I’m not sure we would have existed today if it wasn’t for that introduction.”
Founder and CEO of Trustpilot
Accelerace and inQvation have both been valuable for Onomondo's development. Accelerace was at an early stage helping with testing our market hypothesis and through inQvation our commercial reach has been expanded at the stage, where it has been crucial to scale quickly and efficiently. Both parts have been vital elements for bringing Onomondo to the point, where we are today.
Accelerace got us thoughts on the business side in line and we ended up landing our first investment. At inQvation, we have found a professional environment of like-minded, where mutual sparring is a huge benefit for the further development of our product and growth of our company. The synergies are significant, and an IoT hub just makes sense.
Attavik has attended the programme and we were taught how to find/identify our customers, how to make an investor pitch and now we have tools to progress. We now have a lot of knowledge we didn't have before the programme. We are very happy with the office space at the inQvations community, because we have a great working place and great co-workers from the other companies in the community. It is a very inspiring community and we have great conversations with the other companies.