Startup Booster

The Startup Booster is a 10-week pre-accelerator program offered twice a year to the most promising startups from our competitions and programs. It’s a mentor-driven development program built on structured seminars and camps and a package of free services and products providing all the necessary knowledge and skills to establish a startup.

Apply for the Startup Booster program before July 31st!

Summer break is upon us but the new semester is, fortunately, approaching fast and with that the start of our Startup Booster Program!

All you need to do to apply is filling in the application form below. You can read more about the application process and selection criteria further down the page.

 

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What does the program offer?

We do not take any equity or money for the program; we only demand dedication and motivation.

Startup Booster is based on the three main camps held in Copenhagen:

  • Business foundation
  • Business strategy & marketing
  • Investment & demo day

Each team will be awarded a package of services and products worth more than DKK 200,000. Services range from IT to accounting, marketing to legal services, human resource tools to patent protection and much more.

You can read more about the program and our sponsors in our Program Catalogue.

 

Awapatent has chosen to be a part of the Booster Pack because it gives us the opportunity to help promising start-ups to develop and to follow them on their journey to become promising businesses.
Jytte Prieem Balle, Awapatent
At Dansk Erhverv, we work hard to support the Danish entrepreneurs THROUGH counselling and public affairs. We cooperate with Venture Cup to help Danish startups to achieve success.
Sigurd Schou Madsen, Dansk Erhverv (The Danish Chamber of Commerce)
Coaching the best startups is what we do best. That’s why we support Venture Cup’s Startup Booster programme.
Thomas Einfeldt, ETEQ Venture ApS
We are involved in Venturecup because it offers a great opportunity to connect with entrepreneurs and get inspired by all the innovations.
Kim Thurmann, Eventive ApS
At Forecast.it we love helping startups to become successful in building their digital products. That is why we want to make it as easy as possible to get started building stuff without having to worry about boring infrastructure.
Dennis Kayser, Forecast.it
Graduateland is a Venture Cup alumnus. We wish to help future entrepreneur succeeding with their ventures by helping them find the relevant talent, either locally or internationally.
Patrick Lund, Graduateland
In Komfo we live and breathe the spirit of entrepreneurship and it’s therefore a pleasure for us to pay back and help the entrepreneurial community in the same way the community helped us when we were just starting out 8 years ago. By providing you with a free license to Komfo’s social media marketing suite, we enable your startup to measure the true business value of your social media marketing activities, scale up that value and save time and money in the process.
Michael Andreas Hansen, Komfo
I have a strong sympathie of small/medium companies and also for Microsoft why I have decided to continue my life with these two areas.
Anette Nørgaard, Microsoft
Legalities are only one of many considerations for a startup, however, the importance and value of good legal advice should not be underestimated. Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen wants to help startups getting the legal matters right from the beginning of their life cycle so that they can focus on the key issue: running a business.
Mattias Vilhelm Warnøe Nielsen, Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen
Let us help you tell the story of your company.
Katrine Barslev, Mynewsdesk
We at Podio have been a startup ourselves only five years ago. We built Podio to give ourselves and other businesses the ability to structure their work in the best way possible, to give them the greatest shot at growth and success. To give back to other startups and help them become the success they are committed to achieving, we are happy to offer all Venture Cup startups Podio so their team can work better together in order to help get there.
Isis Hassan, Podio
We have choosen to be be part of the Startup Boosster to help finding the best entrepreneurs of tomorrow and facilitating the creation of new businesses.
Lasse Hinke, Relevans
To take a good idea and build a successful business around it, takes more than just hard work and talent – It also takes everything else! Respect to those who take on the challenge
Christian, Royal Unibrew A/S
Here at Wiredelta, we choose to be part of the Startup Booster to help promising startups to set the core stone of their online presence by granting them with a great website and professional advice related to how get a reputable online presence offered by our Marketing Department.
Mark Dencker, Wiredelta
Once being a start-up ourselves, we wish to help new entrepreneurs avoid the mistakes involved in being a start-up to best facilitate and consolidate the processes involved in the creation of new businesses.
Johan Christopher Mortensen, Woumedia

 

 

Special Startup Mentor program

Venture Cup’s Mentor Program is the largest network of volunteer mentors in Scandinavia for university students. The mentors are prominent entrepreneurs and experienced profiles from the public and private sector.

The mentors support and encourage promising university startups through guidance and networking. As a Startup Booster team, you’ll have the opportunity to receive a mentor, participate in Booster Board sessions and much more.

What are the requirements to apply?

All teams must have at least one person who is connected to a Danish university at the time of submission. Either as a:

  • a student
  • faculty member
  • recent graduate (within the last calendar year)

Participating in one of our competitions or our Mentor Program will give you an advantage as we reserve spots in the Booster Program to some of our alumni.

 

What is the selection process like?

The Startup Booster admits 20 teams to the program each year. As an extra service, 10 teams will be offered a standby spot offering a range of the services and special invites to some of the events and camps.

 

Fill out an Application

Remember the deadline - July 31st!

Choosing the Top 50

The 50 best projects will be invited to the next stage.

Selection

In this stage the interviews take place.

GO!

The Startup Booster program launches in September!

 

Why should I apply?

The program provides relevant knowledge and skills to make a startup ready for early product launch, to join an accelerator or to find initial investment!

The teams have the opportunity to network with the sponsors and each other at our various seminars to further help them succeed.

 

 

Read more about the Startup Booster teams below:

Startup-Booster

BabySigning
People & Society
Offers maternity leave activities of high professional quality for parents and babies across Scandinavia.

BalancAir
Life Science & Medtech
Offers a drug free, fast acting and efficient treatment of seizures, hyperventilation and migraine through the use of a novel, lightweight, medical mask.

Bikway
People & Society
An urban mobility start-up exporting Copenhagen biking standard to cities around the world.

BioRepeller
Life Science & Medtech
Has developed a simple and unique coating that eliminates adhesion on biomedical surfaces, making your hospital visits less damaging/uncomfortable/dangerous.

Brain Wave Technology
Life Science & Medtech
Makes a brain-scanning device that detects absence seizures and mitigates them using a feedback mechanism.

3D Techlab
Life Science & Medtech
Produces a new tracking device to monitor the body during exercise to minimize the risk of injuries

DayDesign
People & Society
Optimizes employee schedules and supply a schedule catalogue satisfying your requirements and meeting your preferences. This allows your company to save time on planning and to save money spent on employee salaries.

DAZIN
Cleantech & Environment
Manufactures and distributes clean, renewable and reliable fuel pellets to households in developing countries for their cooking and heating energy needs.

Discue
People & Society
Empowers the voice of the people for those who are not voiced by the mass media and who want to discuss social issues.

Dreamups
People & Society
Has created an open-source collaboration platform for people to explore and create easily replicable solutions for issues such as access to clean water, sustainable energy and sustainable farming.

DropBucket
Cleantech & Environment
Easily solves the waste management at events by giving events a disposable trash bin and advertisers a place to share their message.

INZIL
People & Society
Provides corporate training for companies and workers with activities in Brazil

Lendino
People & Society
A P2P lending platform that allow small businesses to finance themselves cheaper and easier.

Monthlify
Mobile & Web
An online platform that provides subscription services across multiple product categories targeting households and businesses. It allows users to monitor and control multiple subscriptions easily and conveniently in one place.

Norlase
Life Science & Medtech
Makes the laser technology of the future: 1/8th of the size, 10 times the efficiency and top tier perfomance at a fraction of the current cost.

PLASMARC
Product & Technology
Revolutionary plasma surface treatment for engineering materials

Quick Inspect
Mobile & Web
Offers professional site inspection on iPad.

Ragnar Extruder
Product & Technology
Empowers customers with larger 3D printing needs to produce their own filament in different colours – much cheaper.

SBT Aqua
Cleantech & Environment
Develops and produces sensors that are able to continuously detect bacteria in drinking water to supply the water industry with an unprecedented quality control system.

SDU Mini-Lab
Life Science & Medtech
A medical device for preservation of tissue-samples. It will provide high-quality samples, save the user a considerable amount of time and therefore also ensure a beneficial cost ratio, compared to existing methods. Furthermore it ensures the user a safe work environment in any location.

Sikker Vaccination
Allows patients to find physicians who can give them a safe vaccination with proper medical oversight, if their own physician don’t have time

Sound of Aarhus
Publishes an online music magazine about everything that happens in the Aarhus music scene

Test2Entertain
People & Society
Allows public transit passengers to earn rewards by testing new products. This allows companies to quickly and cheaply get real feedback on new product offerings.

VenomAb
Life Science & Medtech
Brings antivenom into the modern era of biopharmaceuticals – Fight the bite!

Voltset
Mobile & Web
Makes a solution to enable smartphones and tablets to work as a measurement tool, first going with multimeter functions with our Voltset product. This enables enhanced hands-on physics learning in the educational sector, but also a light, small, cheap and advanced multimeter that is able to compete with established competitors.

Creathio (AAU)
A matchmaking and collaboration platform that connects specialized students that need to work on their university projects with companies that have problems within the same field, or simply want to improve an area of business.

Grammatic.al (KU)
Provides high-quality cloud-based grammar and spell checking for the Danish language featured among others, in applications that are not shipped with built-in spellchecking.

Localgag (DTU/CBS)
Puts location-based content at the heart of the networking experience and is the first online network to serve users entertaining photos and stories based on their location. By using the GPS position of the user, Localgag quickly finds the most popular stories nearby and allows its users to stay up-to-date with the people around them.

ServicePrice (AU)
Their ambition is to create an internet-based brand (ServicePrice.com), which connects the service industry and private consumers in Denmark. ServicePrice will be the leading online intermediary and online marketing specialist of B2C services.

Snowminds ApS (CBS)
Provides Danish people with an opportunity to pursue the dream as a ski instructor around the globe. Their mission is to provide their ski instructors with security, spirit of community and life-long experiences.

The Yogurt Shop (CBS)
Located in central Copenhagen and offers fresh yogurt with homemade berry purées. After a very successful year it is time to expand!

Roots Food (CBS)
Provides the best nutritional super food solution to the developed market through a sustainable practice, creating livelihood and nutrition to poor farmers in the Philippines.

Airtenna (DTU)
Designs hardware for wireless internet in rural areas in developing countries. Airtenna provides a low cost, simple, and reliable connection through TV broadband, which outperforms existing solutions on a number of critical characteristics that are favorable in rural areas.

Foodmapp (RUC)
An app to help any cook navigate in the complex world of food intolerances. It educates people about special dietary needs and automatizes ingredients replacement.

Velocator (CBS/DTU)
Cheap tracking device and bicycle light, powered by induction, creating and communicating through a “mesh network”. By using mesh networking technology, the Velocator will allow for both fast real time tracking and communication – for free.

The Oktoberfist (DTU)
A leather beer-drinking glove in the style of Bavarian lederhosen engineered to support the wrist against the weight of the beer glass as well as including a pocket for valuables.

ProCo-optics (DTU)
Will manufacture and sell advanced “self-cleaning”, high temperature and corrosion resistant infrared windows. Our windows enable the development of revolutionary sensor systems, e.g. for gas analysis in harsh environments.

SponsorBase (CBS)
Is developing an online marketplace for sponsorships, helping the right sponsors and sponsees find each other.

Debito (AAU)
An online platform for easy debt collection and debtor management, which eliminates the hassle of managing unsettled claims from clients. The customer will easily create a new claim in Debito, which will be sent to an external partner for further processing. The customer will then be able to follow the status of the claim through a simple interface.

Cook With a Local (KU)
A digital platform where people can sign up to host food and beverage related classes for both tourists and locals, or to be a guest at one themselves. Their mission is to connect the world through cooking classes.

LevelUP (AAU)
An easy and affordable tool to collect statistical information about football players and prepare instant reports.

aWare ApS (AU/DTU)
Has developed an app to scan the barcode of consumer products to identify hazardous ingredients in consumer products.

MGM Bio (CBS, DTU, KU)
A business-to-business biotechnology company that provides a novel approach to drug discovery and delivers natural small molecules, targeting viral diseases, to the pharmaceutical industry.

Cope it ApS (AU)
40% of dental patients suffer from dental fear resulting in significant economic consequences for the clinic. Cope it is an effective and user friendly solution for identifying and supporting patients with dental fear.

BluSense Diagnostics (DTU)
Has developed a low-cost, user-friendly and cloud-connected device for diabetes type II monitoring, whose detection principle is based on BluSense proprietary technology. With novel bio-detection technique combined with mass-production-compatible hardware, BluSense aims at distributing an affordable, easy-to-use and scalable diagnostics tool in developing and developed countries.

Ship Pyrolysis (DTU)
Uses a patented process to turn sewage sludge into environmentally friendly, cheap bio-oil, to be used as fuel for the shipping industry. This market is under increasing regulatory pressure to find “greener” alternatives for traditional bunker fuel, and simultaneously is facing problems regarding increasing oil prices. Combining this, Ship Pyrolysis sees a big potential market by being capable of providing cheap and green oil.

Novel Gas Turbine (DTU)
A revolutionizing new gas turbine concept, which can accommodate today’s power grids, increasing energy fluctuations caused by increased energy production from wind and solar sources. A flexible gas turbine concept that can run in two operation modes enabling both a fast response energy production as well as a high efficiency energy production.

Tycho Bio (CBS/DTU)
Manufactures high-value biological compounds that are used in numerous products such as medicine, artificial sweeteners, perfumes etc. They produce these compounds in moss, which is cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly than conventional production methods. Tycho Bio makes chemicals with a green conscience.

GroupRoom (DTU)
Makes it simple for students to collaborate in groups and projects. Today, students use many different tools when they work together that are rather inefficient. GroupRoom eliminates this hazzle by offering a single collaboration platform which brings together all the relevant material. The simplicity of the platform is the reason why more than 2.000 projects were created during the last 3 months! Try out their platform today.

DiscoverCity (AU)
A simple, interactive and personal place for students and young people like you. Whether you are a visitor or a local, DiscoverCity will help you find all the necessary information and unexplored places in your city. DiscoverCity invites users to co-create the environment around them by letting them share their discoveries with friends. Together, we are helping small independent businesses to access the right marketing channels to reach students and guarantee them exposure.

 

Contact

Farhad Rasouli
Farhad RasouliProgram Manager
Tlf. (+45) 53 81 86 87

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