National Startup Competition 

A competition for the best university startups from all over the country!


Submission deadline is May 4th before 23.59!

How do I apply?

  • Read about the four categories and determine in which category your startup fits. Venture Cup has the right to put you in a different category if we decide that it's a better fit.


      How can we optimize human’s health? The category for Health covers everything from medical processes in the health sector or platforms that generates more awareness of diseases and symptoms among the general population. In other words, if your purpose is to save more lives or create better well-being, you have come to the right place.



      Our world is changing and people are changing with it. What can we do to make our planet better for future generations? The category for Green consists of ideas that makes our planet and society become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. This could for example be in industries of Energy, Recycling, Packaging, Food and Beverage or other related industries.



      The world is becoming more digitalised. The category of Digital consists of ideas which are not a specific green or health purpose. Do you have an idea for a new platform or that could make it easier for customers? Then this category covers everything from software as a service, financial services, and new platform in all industries.



      The Product category covers Startups, that have invented a physical and tangible device, that does not fit in Green or Health. Do you have a sketch or prototype of a machine, robot or new component, that can help reduce costs or time for your customers? Do you have a product in different materials for a toaster or perhaps a new toothbrush? Could the product be used in industries such as customer products, manufacturing, production or automation? Then the Product category is for you.

      • You submit your online application through the YouNoodle platform containing basic information about your startup and team members plus a business plan of max 5 pages written in English. For inspiration and overall guidelines, see a template here.
      • At least one team member must be able to participate in the bootcamp (June 6-7th) and the final Award Show (June 25th) with a 4-minutes pitch + pitch deck.


      May 4th before 23.59 - Application deadline

      May 22nd - Announcement of semifinalists

      June 6-7th - Bootcamp/semifinals (mandatory for one team member)

      June 25th - Awardshow! (mandatory for one team member)

      Submit your business plan

      National Startup Competition 
      Brought to you by

      Fonden for Entreprenørskab

      Hempel Foundation

      Region Hovedstaden

      Vækstforum Hovedstaden

      Novo Holdings



      McKinsey & Company


      IT University of Denmark

      University of Copenhagen

      Aarhus University

      Aalborg University

      Copenhagen Business School

      Technical University of Denmark

      University of Southern Denmark

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