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Where Great Minds Meet!

World Class Entrepreneurship. Networking. Awardshow.

+70

STARTUPS

6

CONTINENTS

40

COUNTRIES

5

INDUSTRIES

Programme

13.00

Doors open 

13.30

Welcome

13.40

Sofa Talk – Seedstars, Accelerace & Venture Cup

13.55

Category Winners Announced + Startup Pitch

14.45

Keynote

15.00

– Break –

15.30

Keynote – Seedstars

15.40

Category Winners Announced + Startup Pitch

16.35

Keynote – Accelerace

16.50

Best University Startup on Earth Announced!

17.00

Networking – Food & Wine

19.00

Afterparty

Keynote Speakers

KATARINA SZULENYIOVA

COO – Seedstars World

Katarina has been active in the startup space for the past four years. She initially worked on developing an e-health platform aimed to improve the pre-pregnancy health of women in order to reduce the occurence of gestational diabetes in Malaysia.

Afterwards, she joined Seedstars World, an international startup competition for emerging markets, following her passion for entrepreneurship and connecting like-minded people from around the world.

In her role of the Asia Regional Manager, she has been travelling across 17 countries in Asia, identifying the most promising seed-stage startups, and recently she transitioned into a more global role as the company’s COO.

 
PETER TORSTENSEN

CEO of Accelerace

Europe’s leading accelerator. With his visionary thoughts on how to create word-class startup ecosystems and finding the right entrepreneurial learning method, Peter is listed among the Top 100 most influential accelerator leaders globally, with people like Paul Graham (Y Combinator) and David Cohen (Techstars).

Over the last 12 years he has helped and invested in more than 500 startups from all over the world to become stronger and better companies. And 88% is still alive. 

Accelerace is today running 5 accelerator programs as a part of Scale-Up Denmark and innovation projects in collaboration with leading corporates both nationally and internationally.

VIP Jury

KATARINA SZULENYIOVA

COO – Seedstars World

Katarina has been active in the startup space for the past four years. She initially worked on developing an e-health platform aimed to improve the pre-pregnancy health of women in order to reduce the occurence of gestational diabetes in Malaysia.

Afterwards, she joined Seedstars World, an international startup competition for emerging markets, following her passion for entrepreneurship and connecting like-minded people from around the world.

In her role of the Asia Regional Manager, she has been travelling across 17 countries in Asia, identifying the most promising seed-stage startups, and recently she transitioned into a more global role as the company’s COO.

JAKIE STINSON

Co-founder & CEO – Essmart

Jackie works on the development and dissemination of socially impactful solutions to underserved markets. She is co-founder and CEO of Essmart, a social enterprise that distributes 150+ life-improving technologies to rural India by connecting them with local retail shops. An engineer by training, she has designed socially impactful technologies in 11 African countries and India. Jackie has also supported the development of new impactful solutions in academic settings at both Harvard and MIT. She recently led the innovation program at UNLEASH, a global initiative for young talents to co-create solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals that launched in Denmark in 2017.

Jackie has a BS in mechanical engineering from Harvard and an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge. She has been featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and is an Echoing Green Fellow. She has been an expert contributor both on National Public Radio in the US and in the Economist.

HANNE HARMSEN

Executive Vice President – Innovation Fund Denmark

Hanne Harmsen, PhD, is Executive Vice President at Innovation Fund Denmark, a public Danish fund supporting innovation. Here she is responsible for InnoBooster – hugely popular in the Danish start-up environment with investments up to 5 m DKK and 1800 applications annually as well as for InnoFounder, a highly competitive incubator for graduates. She has researched and taught innovation management, has held several positions in university leadership, consulting and as a board member.

SIGURD SCHOU MADSEN

Senior Adviser & Head of Entrepreneurship – Confederation of Danish Enterprise

Sigurd is Senior Adviser and Head of Entrepreneurship at the Confederation of Danish Enterprise. I strive to create, communicate an implement advantageous framework for entrepreneurs in Denmark through partnerships, PR, support of entrepreneurial environments, business advice and public affairs. I’m also co-founder and board member in the Danish Crowdfunding Association.

SAAD MIOMINI

Senior Project Manager – Novo Nordisk A/S

Experienced Senior Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry. Skilled in Pharmaceutics, Technology Transfer concept development, QMS, GMP concept development, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Validation concept, LEAN concept, Operations Management, International Market Access & Public Affairs, and Complexity Theory. Strong program and project management.

A bridge builder, culturally and organisationally, and do not underestimate it’s importance
professional with a Master focused in Project Management and Process Improvement from Roskilde Universitetscenter / Roskilde University.

JYTTE PRIEEM BALLE

Marketing & Communication at Awapatent A/S

Jytte is a close friend of Venture Cup and an experienced judge at both Venture Cup’s idea and startup competitions in Denmark, as well University Startup World Cup.

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Region Hovedstaden
Vækstforum
NOVO
CPH Fintech
Fonden for Entreprenørskab
Digital Mckinsey
Akademikernes A-kasse
Awapatent
CABINN
Dansk Erhverv
Djøf
Hempel
IDA
Innovationsfonden
Sparekassen Sjælland Fonden
CSE - Entrepreneurship in Society
Aalborg Universitet
DTU
HippoCorn