What is Venture Cup?
Venture Cup Denmark is an association of all the Danish universities (except RUC). We work to promote and showcase entrepreneurship among university students, and help eliminate the gap between the academic world and the business community. A pioneer in the field, Venture Cup has been founded in 2000 as one of the first entrepreneurial organisations in the country.
We host two national startup competitions annually, a University Startup World Cup with teams from all over the world and Scandinavia’s largest Startup Mentors program for university students powered by Hempel Foundation. Early 2018 we have launched the program Nordic HealthTech Talents with the support of Novo Nordisk Foundation.
Besides that we're always trying to be in the loop and cooperate with companies and stakeholders if we believe it supports our mission of inspiring and showcasing the university students.
| Our goals
Venture Cup uses its experience, knowledge and network to promote Danish universities and entrepreneurship worldwide. In this way, Venture Cup offers Danish students and universities a benchmarking tool, inspiration, and global experience.
We aim at providing support to entrepreneurial students by offering mentoring, inspiration and services.
| Our strategy
Venture Cup hosts two national competitions to inspire and identify entrepreneurial talents from the Danish universities. We organize an international competition to showcase the best university startups in the world.
We provide a development program consisting of our Startup Mentors. Our organisation represents a primary source of inspiration through educating and conveying knowledge to promote entrepreneurship.
| Our board
Stephan Christgau, Senior Partner at Novo Seeds
Jakob Fritz Hansen, Director of Office for Innovation and Sector Services - DTU
Georg Dam Steffensen, University Director at IT University of Copenhagen
Trine Winterø, Vice Dean for Innovation and External relations at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH
Sine Berg Schuwendt, Head of Section at SDU RIO
Morten Dahlgaard Andersen, Deputy Director, Innovation at Aalborg Universitet
Wilbert van der Meer, Head of Dean's Office at Copenhagen Business School
Anette Poulsen Miltoft, Head of Corporate Relations and Technology Transfer at Aarhus University
The Venture Cup Family
An organization fueled by creative minds and lots of coffee.
We always strive to encourage innovation in Nordic companies.
Our first focus is to lend a helping hand for creative minds to nourish innovation.