What we believe
We believe in riding the front of technology waves. We like to work with startups at the platform or application layer that utilize emergent technology to make new things possible. A favorite question is why wasn’t this possible before?
Following our belief, we see massive opportunities in blockchain, biometrics and augmented reality. They all offer new platforms with characteristics that will allow leapfrogs in solving many of the problems we face today.
We think that many of the applications dominating the internet today will be reinvented upon a decentralized node infrastructure and native currency. Biometrics will be a revolutionary data source feeding applications of all kinds and we consider augmented reality to disrupt many of the current use cases of mobile.
We are also keenly interested in XR, AI, IoT and Smart Wear. We consider them as strong evolutionary steps that will change the way we interact with media, software and things.
What you get
Business training from experienced serial entrepreneurs
Mentoring from the Danish business community and international experts
Learning labs and workshops where you receive intensive training designed to maximize your business potential
Founders Pack with resources and tools worth EUR 50,000+ from Amazon, Microsoft, Hubspot and many more
Introduction to VCs, business angels & corporates
Investment of 67,000 EUR (500,000 DKK) as a convertible note. The investment is optional.
WHAT IT TAKES
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 😉
"Months after graduating the Accelerace programme, we experienced strong growth, got a seed investment, grew our team and certainly expanded the number of bikes in the streets counting 2000 now in 40+ locations. The key learning from the Accelerace program was the how to focus on your beachhead and kill your darlings that are outside the focus."
Erdem Ovacik, CEO, DonkeyRepublic
"The program was an effective accelerator and a good introduction to relevant business partners and approaches. In particular, the dedicated mentor and the structured approach to testing commercial hypothesis during the program were key for the breakthrough of Transporteca."
Morten Lærkholm, CEO Transporteca
"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
“We have been really pleased with our participation in Accelerace and the strategic counseling which have proven to be crucial in raising capital to make our visions come true and to meet the expectations of our owners.”
Thomas Permin Berger CEO of Sproom
“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 received from 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
Frequently Asked Questions
OUR TECH ALUMNI
Visualazer is developing a video sharing platform based on blockchain – a decentralized new ecosystem driven by the community to enable the possibility for content creators to grow faster communities being boosted up by their followers through a gamification system of investments.