Partnership post – Hempel Foundation

Since 2014, the Hempel Foundation has been one of the main sponsors of Venture Cup Denmark’s projects. 

The Hempel Foundation is a commercial foundation dedicated to making a difference. One of the core values of the foundation is to support initiatives that promote talents within entrepreneurship. 

Because of this focus and the ambition to realize initiatives that bring about positive change, the Hempel Foundation has funded the Venture Cup Experts program as well as other programs since 2014. 

The Experts program is a pillar within Venture Cup Denmark’s ambition of supporting university entrepreneurship and founders of impact startups. The Experts network is a cross-university and versatile business network that benefits both mentors and mentees. Startups are matched with an expert within their field who can guide and assist them on their entrepreneurial journey. Experts gain both a unique point of access to the Danish university startup ecosystem as well as a network of business professionals.

Besides the one-on-one mentor sessions, the experts also play a crucial role in both the National Startup Competition and the University Startup World Cup in which industry specific experts are judging the competitions and provide the startups that apply with feedback.

The Hempel Foundation has been a proud supporter of Venture Cup since its early pioneering days and continues to support their mission to provide support and empower students working on innovative solutions to foster a positive change in the world – whether big or small,” says Christina Fleuron, Project Manager, National Grants & Donations, and continues: 

“It’s vital to provide a space that allows students to gain skills from qualified mentors who have actual first-hand experiences in the field. And, perhaps more importantly, a space to experiment and test new ideas geared by curiosity. To make mistakes. Who knows if the next business idea can inspire a future solution to better our planet?


Last year Mac Krol, who studies Integrated Food Studies at University of Copenhagen and is associated with Science Innovation Hub, engaged with the network of Venture Cup Experts:

I had a chance to contact some of the finest specialists in the food industry and seek their advice in regard to the first steps of my company and strategies worth applying in my speciality sector. After analyzing an explicit list of professionals, I reached out to Thomas Møller Jensen from CPH Hospitality and initiated the first meeting.

After one year of mentoring and development of his startup Mac.Ferments, Thomas and Mac are still in regular contact. 

Thomas, my business mentor, is constantly keeping the spirit up, introducing me to new clients and helping me to understand the progress my company experiences from his own perspective,” Mac explains. 

I’m happy that I participated in Venture Cup activities thanks to which soon I will have a valuable member of the Board of Advisors in my startup. Mac Krol from Mac.Ferments

A big thanks to the Hempel Foundation for helping us help others!

Read more about the Hempel foundation.

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Andranik Voskanyan, Arthur Hakobyan

We offer autonomously operating robots, which can move in arbitrary shaped water, oil and gas pipelines con- tinuously monitoring and detecting erosion and leakage. Countries lose million tones of water, gas and oil from damaged tubes and sometimes it become dangerous for human life and nature when gas or oil pipeline gets damaged. So our product can find damaged or clogged places on their early stage in practically all kinds of pipe- lines over and underground. With the use of our product the damaged sections of a pipeline can be found faster, more easily, precisely and without digging the ground.

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Our company is a disease management solution. Our software gathers together all the most important information about your health like meds, nutrition, exercise, symptoms, vitals and sleep and analyses it to give you a clear picture of how your health is at any given moment.

Our main focus to start with is on patients with thyroid problems and other autoimmune diseases, but we plan to add on and expand so we can service people with all kinds of chronic illnesses. Having to live with a chronic illness is time consuming, costly and frankly, exhausting. We want to make peoples lives easier with one platform

where you gather all the data you need to keep track of to manage your condition. So the next time you see your doctor you’ll have a much set of data to show him about your progress the past few months, and eventually with integration into the healthcare system the doctor will be able to access all the information himself before your appointment and therefore make a much better diagnosis and decision regarding your treatment.

With integration you will also be able to access your own test results, schedule appointments, prescriptions and better communication with your doctor.​