Venture Cup Funding is a platform where startups and organizations that are working within sustainability can apply for soft funding.
It is created with and funded by the Vissing Fonden. Applications are currently closed and the first grants are expected to be given in May.
The next round will open in September.


9th September
Applications open
4th November
Deadline for applications
Grants given

FAQ for the

  1. Knowledge-based startups working within sustainability can apply. Startups can apply without a CVR number however should your project get funded you must establish one to get the grant.

*Note that if you are a student at HHX, HTX and Gymnasium-level students, Business Academies, Maritime educational institutions, University colleges, then please refer to our sister organization, Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship with their Mikrolegat grant.


2. Organizations and universities such as university hubs or research institutes that work with the facilitation of startups.


You can apply for the grant should you previously have received one, but please state this clearly in your application.

The main goal of the programme is to help startups or organizations find soft funding for developing their startups, prototypes or projects.



Applications are received on an ongoing basis.


Thrice a year our funding partner, Vissing Fonden, sit together and decide who should receive the funding.

You can apply for up to 200.000 DKK.

We accept applications in English and Danish.

All applications to Venture Cup Funding are evaluated based on four criteria

  • The quality of the startup idea / project
  • Impact
  • The execution strategy
  • Diversity


All material will be sent to our funding partner, Vissing Fonden, who subsequently screen the application material themselves and select which projects they will fund.


Please be patient as the process can take a few months.

To apply for the Venture Cup Funding you will need to

  • Fill out the application template which you can find here. Please note you cannot make changes once you have applied.
  • Send a logo for your startup/organiztion
All of the above must be filled in and uploaded into the TypeForm found on this website.

You cannot apply on behalf of others.

If you have trouble uploading the application, please contact us at [email protected]

Venture Cup Funding is created in collaboration with and funded by Vissing Fonden

This is not covered in the grants:

  • Salary
  • Travel expenses 
  • Courses and congress expenses 
  • Study trips
  • Publication expenses
  • Administration expenses


If you apply for operation costs, please specify clearly in the budget what is operation costs.

Contact us

Simon Ringive,
Head of Projects 
[email protected]


National Polytechnic
University of Armenia


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.

This means that maintenance and replacement of pipe- lines will be safer and much more cheaper. Our product is a robot which can move through the pipelines and investigate it with pressure, ultrasonic, flow sensors and camera which can shoot up to 4k video and save it in his memory card or sent it to connected devic- es. This robots autonomously move in arbitrary shaped water, oil and gas pipelines with diameters ranging from 10 cm up to 300 cm.

Reykjavik University


Ragnheiður Lilja Guðmundsdóttir, Safa Jemai

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.​