National Startup Competition 2019

Boost your network, receive feedback from business professionals and win DKK 120,000

Submit by April 29

Read more about the requirements here

Who can apply?
  • All university students as long as at least one of the team members is affiliated to a Danish University and resident in Denmark.
  • You should be beyond idea stage but not have landed that million investment either. Examples could be (not all included) MVP ready to test on market/proof of concept, past first sales, in contact/agreement with potential suppliers or other collaboration partners, etc.
  • Venture Cup will initially do a pre-screening after deadline and sort out unqualified applications + inform applicants if they have not advanced for the competition’s jury round. However, this is usually below 5 % of the applicants and we encourage all to apply if having doubts (it won’t cost you anything).

See all general rules for the competition here.

How do I apply?
  • 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 semi-finals and the final Award Show with a 4-minutes pitch + pitch deck. We'll provide pitch training for the finalist teams.
  1. Online submission deadline: April 29
  2. Finalist announcement: May 16
  3. Pitch Training: May 25, Copenhagen
  4. Semi-finals: June 20, Copenhagen
  5. Final Award Show: June 21, Copenhagen

Categories

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Green

Environmental sustainability is a keyword in this category. This is for you who have a business idea which ultimately could help save the planet. For instance, how to reduce food- and water waste, improve green energy, clean up the ocean, etc.

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Health

This category is targeted optimization of humans’ health regardless if it is an instrument to improve medical processes within the health sector or a platform 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.

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Digital

Got an idea for an app that could make life more fun and more simple? Or perhaps you are challenging the bank industry with a new digital solution? Apps, IT-systems, etc., which are not with a specific green or health purpose are welcome here.

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Product

This category is for the startups who have invented a physical and tangible device that does not fit within the Green or Health category. This could for instance be within the field of robotics, a new mechanical device for manufacturing, kitchen tools, etc.

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Fonden for Entreprenørskab

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Hempel Foundation

Region Hovedstaden

Vækstforum Hovedstaden

Novo Holdings

IDA

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AWA

McKinsey Digital

Innovationsfonden

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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