Springboard® - a professional network
CONNECT Denmark has helped more than 2000 companies.
Venture Cup and CONNECT Denmark have teamed up to provide all university startups in our network the possibility of spending one afternoon together with relevant industry experts and advisors and receive useful feedback and advice by attending a Springboard®.
The goal is to solve a fundamental challenge commercializing good ideas and technology from university startups from all eight universities. It's tapping into untapped potential and using the obvious synergy created by gathering the efforts from Venture Cup and CONNECT Denmark in a united initiative which will create cohesion between entrepreneurship at the universities and the established business community. We're bridging university startups with the business community so that potential new companies can be boosted and helped while the founders are still finishing their studies at the universities.
of all startups will recommend
attending a Springboard®
has increased the number of employees after attending a Springboard®
has strengthened their business understanding after attending a Springboard®
What can I use a Springboard® for?
A Springboard® is your opportunity as a startup to receive qualified feedback from business professionals and experts.
The Springboard® will be filmed so that you can always go back and listen thoroughly to the good advice.
You spend 15-20 minutes presenting your startup including business plan and the specific challenge that you want “the board” to discuss. The panel can ask clarifying questions.
The panel – or your new board – will spend app. 1.5 hours to debate your situation and challenges and provide you with feedback and advice to further strengthen your business. The panelists will challenge each other and use their experience to come up with the best solutions.
During the discussion, they will mention your startup as their startup and use the words “our” and “mine” when talking about challenges to make the situation as real as possible. You are present in the same room, but are not allowed to participate in the discussion.