WHAT IS VENTURE CUP?

Venture Cup is a world-leading startup organization for university students based in Denmark. With chapters in Portugal, Iceland, China and Australia and more than 35 international partners (universities, incubators, accelerators), Venture Cup has a global network in which the mission is to identify and develop the talents and technology of tomorrow.

Venture Cup is an association of all eight Danish universities and has grown to have Scandinavia’s largest mentor program for university students with more than 300 mentors from the business community and a Founder’s Club via which relevant courses are offered to the founders in the Venture Cup network. We host two national competitions a year and the annual University Startup World Cup where teams from around the world are invited to spend one week in Copenhagen.

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THE MENTOR PROGRAM

A six-months development program connecting entrepreneurs and experienced business people with promising university startups with the end-goal of developing the startups as well as the people behind.

THE FOUNDER´S CLUB

Venture Cup has launched an exclusive series of courses for the most promising founders, calledThe Founder’s Club! The courses are primarily focused on developing professional and personal skills for all founders. All founders can apply to become a member of this exclusive club.

CORPORATE INNOVATION

Venture Cup offers innovation programs access to global talents and technology to established companies. The companies can attract new employees, brand themselves in a flourishing startup environment and have their finger on the tech pulse.

UNIVERSITY STARTUP WORLD CUP

The leading university startup program and competition where top-notch university talents, corporates, business professionals and entrepreneurs get together for a one-week program in Copenhagen.

NATIONAL STARTUP COMPETITION

Five category winners will be awarded, live-pitch on stage and win trips to Silicon Valley! As a guest, you will help decide who will be voted the overall winner and win DKK100,000!

BECOME A JUDGE

We are looking for individuals with a solid business, strategic, entrepreneurial and/or venture capital background and for people with expert knowledge of specific areas.

SCANDINAVIA´S LARGEST MENTOR PROGRAM

+500,000 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS REACHED A YEAR

COOPERATION WITH ALL EIGHT DANISH UNIVERSITIES

+500 STARTUPS COMPETING EACH YEAR

REACH 25,000 DANISH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

COOPERATION WITH +35 INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITIES

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SPONSORS

We are proud to be part of a large family consisting of universities, funds, organizations, and private companies. Our mission is to identify and inspire young entrepreneurs and bring together academia and business. As a sponsor of Venture Cup and supporter of this mission, we can provide network and promotion in a flourishing startup environment.

Being a sponsor at Venture Cup brings us in contact with some of the most innovative new start-ups in Denmark. It is a very rewarding and also fun part of our job.
Jytte Prieem Balle, Awapatent
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VENTURE CUP EVENTS

Digital McKinsey
Vækst Forum
Hempel
Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship
Region hovdstaden
Fintech
Sparekassen Sjælland Fonden
Akademikernes Akasse
DJØF
Innovationsfonden
awapatent
Novo
IDA
Odense Robotics
Beierholm
ITU
DTU
CBS
RUC
AU
SDU
AAU
KU