Venture Cup Alumnis

We've had more than 17,000 university students through our programs.

Venture Cup has existed since 2000, and we've had more than 17,000 university students through our programs. Many no longer exist, many of the previous participants have become entrepreneurs or employees in different companies and some have managed to scale their ideas into scale-ups and large enterprises.

Common to them all: They're part of the Venture Cup family and many of them devote time to inspire and teach the new generation of university students about entrepreneurship. For us, the most important thing is that we're able to inspire and support entrepreneurship - in all shapes


New treatment options for orphan protein-misfolding diseases


Compare banks, mortgage loans and consumer loans


Upgrade the way you study



Possibly the most comfortable high heels in the world


Ruby Cup

The little menstrual cup that makes a big difference



Matches horse owners & renters, creating communities both locally & globally.


Denmark’s best app for pocket money and payment


Previously (Penstable) Sustainable company pension


Previously (PLINTHIT) Revolutionary parasol bases


Previously (GenieBelt) a real-time construction software



Digitalising and connecting the world’s marinas and boaters



Catalyze conversion from chemical to biological production of natural ingredients.



Building trust within peer to peer transactions.

Wholi Foods

Previously (Dare to Eat) natural, healthy snacks powered by Insects.


Labster’s virtual labs engage students with science

Gasgon Medical

Developing new products that aim to support medical staff and deliver improved patient outcomes.

Choose your Future

Enhancing integration of asylum seekers by utilizing digital innovation and social media.


Say hello to digital cash that knows no borders.

Previous Startup Competition Winners

Previous Idea Competition Winners

Previous University Startup World Cup Winners

2009 and older Winners

NHHT Startups



Developing a new and innovative male contraception method for couples around the world. It doesn’t hold hormones, it doesn’t require surgery.


Polaris Proteins

Developed a new expression system, based on a cold-adapted bacterium, that offers simplified production of difficult-to-express proteins, including increased solubility and more active enzymes.


VulCur MedTech

VulCur MedTech is a medical device development company focusing on chronic wound healing.



Provement is a digital evaluation and communication tool that helps clinicians individualize childhood obesity treatment.



ArionidaPro AS is planning to extract the slug slime as a raw material for possible applications as medicinal patches, moisturizing and anti-aging creams, natural lubricants



Lugnoru solves the stress management issues of customers by visualizing the stress and making them more stress conscious.



TresActio makes biotechnology research faster and more efficient by digitizing early stages of the strain screening pipeline – adding automatic control and collecting data at


Selective Humans

Provides a solution to scan the barcode of pre-packed food and food supplements to identify and select or avoid selected ingredients in a fast and


Insight Academia

Insight Academia is a revolutionary search engine able to show what is hidden in the scientific panorama.

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.​