NOME welcomes four new high-potential Nordic life science startups / 29-05-2017

NOME (The Nordic mentor network for entrepreneurship) has engaged with four exciting life science startups. These companies come from a diverse range of technologies, personalized medicine in cancer, a diagnostic for joint damage, a stem cell therapy in diabetes and a company working in artificial intelligence to help diabetes patients manage their disease.


Investment: MonTa BioSciences raises investment for promising cancer treatment  / 10-03-2017

The Copenhagen-based biotech company MonTa BioSciences Aps has just raised 2 million DKK from the Pre-Seed Innovation for their promising cancer treatment. Their new cancer drug is designed to actively train the body's immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells. The Pre-Seed Innovation biotech investment is managed by Accelerace.


IMPACT GROWTH: a partner accelerator with €3.6 million for startups / 06-03-2017

European accelerator IMPACT is launching IMPACT GROWTH, a new acceleration program led by ISDI and Accelerace with a fund of €3.6 million and the final aim of identifying four European super startups. In the first stage of the program, IMPACT Growth will finance 28 startups with €100,000, equity free.


Accelerace takes in seven high-profile startups / 13-02-2017

Accelerace has just kicked off a new round of the eight-month accelerator program. The new startups in Accelerace consists of technology & life science companies, among others Digisec who can segment the market for digital add space, LassoX who deliveres robot generated business news and Antag who’s developed a new hormone treatment to fight obesity.


Alumni news: The Eye Tribe acquired by Facebook  / 06-01-2017

Soon you’ll be able to control your VR-experience using the eye tracking technology by the Danish startup The Eye Tribe who just got acquired by Oculus owned by Facebook.


Meet the 17 new startups in Accelerace / 24-11-2016

Seventeen world-class startups are now ready to take on their 6-8 month Accelerace journey from startup to scaleup.


Accelerace expands with 5 new programs / 17-09-2016

Accelerace now offers 5 new accelerator programs for talented Danish and international high-growth companies in ICT, welfare technology, clean tech, life science and biotechnology as well as food. This is done as part of the Region's Scale-Up Denmark initiative in cooperation with several leading partners such as Maersk and Novo Nordisk Fonden, who is opening the doors for learning, knowledge sharing and networking with startups.


Instamic wins 1st place and €250,000 in the Next Step Challenge startup competition / 13-09-2016

The San Francisco startup Instamic has won the 1st prize of €250,000 in the international Next Step Challenge accelerator program and startup competition based in Denmark. The startup was awarded 1st prize for their unique ‘GoPro of microphones’ that’s smart, small, affordable and easy to operate.


Accelerace Invest: Donkey Republic raises double-digit Series A investment  / 19-07-2016

In January 2016 the bike-share startup Donkey Republic raised a pre-seed investment round with participation from Accelerace Invest. Today - seven months later - they have raised a double-digit Series A investment from the Danish venture fond VF Venture and Luxemburg-based VC Howzat. That makes it one of the fastest Series A investments in the history of Accelerace Invest.


Graduateland acquires Madrid-based startup, Tyba, and expands in Southern Europe / 30-06-2016

Accelerace Alumni, Graduateland, has acquired the popular recruitment platform, Tyba, in a move that will allow the Copenhagen-based startup to help an even greater number of students and graduates to take off with their careers. Additionally, Graduateland will now provide both large companies and startups with a more diverse pool of talented candidates.


Alumni news: Coinify announces new partnership with Nets / 28-06-2016

Accelerace Alumni Coinify has entered a partnership with FinTech giants, Nets. Together they have established a Blockchain Development Lab to unlock and utilize the potential of the bitcoin technology.


Next Step Challenge wins best accelerator award at Nordic Startup Awards / 17-05-2016

The Accelerace partner project Next Step Challenge has won the award as best accelerator program for the second consecutive year the Nordic Startup Awards 2016.


Accelerace Latvia: Enixus Baltics and Riga University Team up to Bring Great Science Closer to Market / 26-04-2016

Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) has awarded Enixus Baltics (representing Accelerace in the Baltics) a contract to bring as many as five research based technologies closer to market.


Accelerace Invest: Sproom aquired by Visma  / 14-04-2016

Copenhagen based start-up Sproom, a paper-free electronic invoicing platform, has been acquired by Visma, the leading business solution provider in Northern Europe, focusing on business optimization and management tools for the enterprise.


Meet the 10 hottest European startup hubs & celebrate winners / 03-02-2016

On February 24th, OpenAxel celebrates its 9 winners and present the Top 10 hottest European startup hubs you need to know all about.


Templafy Attracts More Capital and Tech Giants  / 27-10-2015

Accelerace alumni Templafy, a branding and compliance solution for enterprise documents, has raised millions more in funding and secured a strategic partnership with Microsoft. The investment comes from both new and existing investors and brings the experienced entrepreneur, Preben Damgaard, onto the Board.


New startup competition for entrepreneurs within Sound and Home Integration / 26-10-2015

Europe's most ambitious startup competition Next Step Challenge is growing. The startup competition has added a new track in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen a/s located in Struer/Holstebro (North Jutland). The Færch Foundation (Færchfonden) and Bang & Olufsen a/s have partnered up with Next Step Challenge in the Science Park Nupark located in Holstebro / Struer. It is the first time for Next Step Challenge to start another track of the competition.


Bownty raises 25 million DKK / 21-10-2015

Accelerace alumni Bownty, a platform that collects the best deals in more than 1000 cities in Europe, has raised 25 million DKK (over 3 million euro) in series A funding. The new investment deal is the third one in the past four years, and it promises to accelerate company’s growth according to Bownty’s CEO Steffen Frølund, shared in interview with BusinessDK.


OpenAxel announces its second european startup contest / 14-09-2015

Accelerace' partner project OPENAXEL launches its second call to detect the best European entrepreneurial talent and offers a high potential boot camp in Silicon Valley. If you believe you are someone in the tech scene and can be eligible as one of the TOP30 European start-ups be sure to apply. OpenAxel will work to bring big digital corporations closer to European startups.


Accelerace alumni iPosen acquired by Dansk Supermarked / 04-09-2015

Accelerace alumni iPosen.dk just got acquired by the largest Danish retail business, Dansk Supermarked. iPosen.dk joined Accelerace in 2014 for our 11th batch of the accelerator program and later received an investment through Nupark Accelerace Invest to grow and develop their e-supermarket platform.


Europe’s largest startup competition opens for applications  / 20-08-2015

Next Step Challenge has opened for the next wave of global startup talents to apply. Once again the competition and accelerator program will have Europe’s largest startup prize of EUR 250,000 for the winning startup. The application deadline is September 30, 2015 at 24.00 CET.


ChurchDesk raises USD 2 mio. to help churches go digital / 20-08-2015

Church management platform ChurchDesk has announced $2m of financing led by early-stage venture firm Mangrove Capital Partners. The Copenhagen-based startup, which helps pastors staff and volunteers run their church more efficiently and better engage with their local community, will be using the funding to accelerate roll-out of new product enhancements and drive expansion across Europe.


Coinify Acquires Competing Bitcoin Payments Processor Coinzone / 13-08-2015

Coinify has acquired competing Europe-based payments processor Coinzone as part of an undisclosed deal announced today


RezGuru by TableGrabber wins €250,000 in Europe’s largest startup competition / 12-08-2015

RezGuru by TableGrabber has won €250,000 in the international Next Step Challenge accelerator program and startup competition. The startup company was awarded 1st prize for their disruptive middle-layer technology for restaurants.


Accelerace CEO listed among Top 100 accelerator leaders  / 06-08-2015

Accelerace CEO, Peter Torstensen is in a new survey listed among the 100 most influential tech accelerator leaders globally. The list counts, among other people, Paul Graham from YCombinator and David Cohen from Techstars.


Startup Insights: Umbed Solutions / 24-06-2015

Our next participant in the Startup Insights campaign is the Life-Sciences company Umbed Pharmaceuticals. They want to revolutionize the way anticancer and peptide drugs are infused going from the ineffective intravenous infusion to oral nanomedicine products. With a great team and a strong board there are well on their way


Former Accelerace startup Trustpilot raises $73.5 million / 28-05-2015

Trustpilot Inc. has raised $73.5 million in Series D funding to become the world’s dominant source of user-generated reviews of businesses online.


Accelerace vinder Nordic Startup Award 2015 / 22-05-2015

Ved prisoverrækkelsen til Nordic Startup Awards den 20. maj modtog Accelerace Invest prisen som årets Bedste Investor foran nominerede som SEED Capital, Klaus Nyengaard, Northcap og Sunstone


Startup Insights: CorporateHealth / 13-05-2015

Continuing our Startup Insights campaign we have one of our Life-Sciences companies; CorporateHealth! CorporateHealth is founded in 2010, and is currently spread over offices in New York, Hamburg and Odense - quiet cool! CorporateHealth uses standardized processes, cloud-platforms, big data, and the right service personnel to create the right model for disruptive technological innovation that addresses medical prevention.


Startup Insights: Washa / 06-05-2015

Meet our next participant in the 13th round of Accelerace: Washa. Just 1 year ago Karim started Washa with his two friends Max (25) and Jannick (23). Their idea was to start an online laundry and dry-cleaning service that picks up your clothes and drop them off clean at your address within 48 hours. Meet the passionate startup guys here!


Startup Insights: WakeupData / 29-04-2015

Coming up on our Startup Insights campaign, we have WakeupData! These guys are committed to creating an online data integration platform that enables simple and easy connection, filtering, enrichment and exporting of any data or feed source. In other words - these guys are good with data-processing! Read how it all started last year in this week's Startup Insights.


Startup Insights: LeanLinking / 22-04-2015

Presenting the next company in our Startup Insights campaign - LeanLinking! LeanLinking is a cloud-based all-in-one procurement tool for companies with a central procurement function. This all started back in Århus in 2013, where Lars Kuch Pedersen (founder) had this great idea for this sourcing tool! Read about them below.


Startup Insights: Ingenium Golf / 09-04-2015

Presenting our next Accelerace participant in Startup Insights: Ingenium Golf​! This team has dedicated their company to solve the many administrative issues related to managing golf courses along with modernizing the entire way of playing through a new awesome GPS application!


Startup Insights: Mono+Mono / 26-03-2015

Next up on Startup Insights we have Mono+mono: These guys had a massively successful Kickstarter campaign last year and are now scaling their business through the Accelerace program! Wanna know how it all started? Read their story below:


Startup Insights: Dall Energy / 18-03-2015

Startup Insights is back with one of our industrial companies – Dall Energy! Back in 2007, Jens Dall Bentzen founded Dall Energy based on a patent he about gas cooling and heat recovery. Dall Energy now delivers several solutions to drastically reduce biomass emissions in energy plants! This company has since won several awards for their entrepreneurial thinking within their technologies. CNN even interviewed the founder, Jens Dall Bentzen, check it out here:


Ivisys is introduced to the Swedish stockexchange / 17-03-2015

Several months of work on an initial public offering has come to fruition for the Danish technology company Ivysis. The company, which specialises in advanced machine vision inspection systems, will shortly be listed on the First North stock exchange in Stockholm.


TeleSkin secures funding / 12-03-2015

Serbian TeleSkin won Europe's largest startup competition, Next Step Challenge, last year and the 1st prize of $300,000. Now they are accelerating their growth with a venture investment of $900,000.


Startup Insights: mediathand / 11-03-2015

Founded back in 2012, mediathand became a reality as a spin-out from the Advanced Technology Foundation (Højteknologifonden)! Mediathand also has a deep passion for coffee; they even have their own CCO – Chief Coffee Officer! Read more about this coffee-loving team in this interview!


Sekoia får kapitalindsprøjtning på 20 mio. kr. / 05-03-2015

Med kapitalindskuddet sætter Sekoia en tyk streg under positionen som førende velfærdsteknologi-platform til ældre- og specialområdet. Gennem de sidste tre år er teknologien blevet modnet med pionerkunder og siden udrullet i skala, så virksomheden nu er etableret på mere end 40 kommunale centre landet over; og månedligt understøtter flere end 1 mio. plejeopgaver.


Startup Insights: Huuray / 25-02-2015

Introducing our first participant in the Accelerace program – Huuray! Founded by Rune Eirby Poulsen in 2012, Huuray offers digital gift cards, which enables you to send digital gift cards for top brands. Rune currently has a lot on his plate, not only as an entrepreneur – but also as a professional handball player in Lund, Sweden! Read more about the company below.


Nupark Accelerace Invest investerer i Yaneeda / 06-02-2015

Nupark Accelerace Invest har netop investeret 4 millioner kroner i den danske rejseportal Yaneeda.com, der skærer det traditionelle rejsebureau væk med stor økonomisk gevinst for forbrugeren. Med investeringen udvider Yaneeda.com med fire nye medarbejdere og etablerer sig endnu stærkere på det danske rejsemarked.


Triple-digit million investment in Aquaporin / 01-02-2015

Danica Pension is investing millions in Danish cleantech company Aquaporin as part of the pension provider’s focus on direct investments in healthy and well-run companies. Aquaporin has developed a unique technology for filtering and purifying water to make clean drinking water.


Brain+ wins Accelerace Investor Day Winter 2015 / 30-01-2015

11 fast growing startups pitched their unique business idea at Accelerace Investor Day on January 29th held at Docken in Copenhagen. The event gathered startups, investors and alumni companies for an evening of great pitches, networking & deal flow. Brain+ won Accelerace Investor Day and Bookingabus.com was runner up.


Meet the new Accelerace batch! / 22-01-2015

Every year Accelerace is in dialogue with more than 800 startup companies and entrepreneurs with ambitions to grow their startup into a successful venture. From these many companies we are proud to present the following 16 startup stars who have just been accepted into the 13th batch of the Accelerace program.


Tutee får kapitalindsprøjtning i millionklassen  / 19-12-2014

Teknologi-virksomheden Tutee har netop modtaget investering på 3,5 million kroner fra investeringsselskaberne Nupark Accelerace Invest og CAPNOVA til udviklingen af deres e-læringsplatform til lektiehjælp. Kapitalindsprøjtningen skal sætte fart på Tutees vækst i Norden, hvor den unge virksomhed forventer at flerdoble forretningen inden for de næste år.


Next Step Challenge startup competition and accelerator launches its latest class / 02-12-2014

Europe’s largest startup competition Next Step Challenge sponsored by Accelerace & SE has launched its latest international class of startups that includes 7 startups from the US, 2 from United Kingdom and startups from Israel, Germany and Sweden. The companies will compete for the largest entrepreneurial prize in Europe of 250,000 Euro.


Konkurrer om 600 mio. kr. i international konkurrence for it-iværksættere / 26-11-2014

FIWARE er temaet når 16 nye acceleratorprogrammer på tværs af Europa skal være med til at booste miljøet indenfor Internet of Things (IoT), big data og koncepter der opererer i skyen. Der er 375.000 kr. kvit og frit til hver startup, der bliver optaget i programmerne.


Upcoming events, November 2014!  / 20-10-2014

We have a lot of exiting events coming up.


Next Step Challenge attracts more than 300 global start-up talents / 17-10-2014

More than 300 international companies have applied to become part of Europe’s most ambitious start-up competition and accelerator program Next Step Challenge which will be running for the second consecutive year. Only 15 companies will join the competition that will take place in Denmark, where the companies will compete for the first prize of EUR 250,000.


Eksperter: Derfor boomer danske iværksættere ikke / 16-07-2014

Danske iværksættere er for dårlige til at vokse sig store og stærke i en fart. Faktisk er det kun et fåtal, der bliver til såkaldte vækstvirksomheder.


Welcome to 15 new Accelerace startups / 01-07-2014

Accelerace has just selected 15 of the most promising and ambitious startup companies on the Danish entrepreneur scene for a 5-month, intensive accelerator program.


Penneo wins Best Company award at Accelerace Investor Day / 18-06-2014

18 startups pitched their unique business idea at Accelerace Investor Day that gathered the entire Danish investment community for a day of great pitches, networking, deal flow, and debate. Penneo won the award for best company. Coinify and Magick tied for best presentation.


Eliten skal få Danmark ud af krisen / 14-06-2014

Danmark bruger hvert år godt en milliard kroner på at hjælpe danskere, der vil etablere og starte virksomhed. Iværksættere som vi gerne skulle leve af i fremtiden. Alligevel kigger ender under en halv procent af dem med at vokse, mens mange af de ambitiøse iværksættere kigger ud over landets grænser. Væk med lighedsmageriet, lyder opråbet.


OpenAxel launches the first open acceleration platform in Europe / 14-05-2014

Openaxel (Opening Acceleration across Europe) launches the first open acceleration platform in Europe gathering new acceleration services, creating European-level visibility and access to investors. The platform provides a unique opportunity for startups and SME’s with ambitions for European growth.


Vi vælger vinderne! / 08-05-2014

Forskerbyen Symbion går målrettet efter at finde de iværksættere inden for især IT, der kan vokse sig store og skabe arbejdspladser - og øge overlevelseschancerne i de første svære år. Indtil nu er det blevet til over 750 job, og ni ud af ti af de nye virksomheder er stadig i live.


For tidlig startkapital kan være en hæmsko / 19-03-2014

Venturekapital. Investeringsrådgivere råder ofte iværksætterne til at finde investorer i en fart. Men kapitalindsprøjtningen kan ifølge flere kilder hurtigt udgøre en risiko for innovative virksomheder.


Fra hurtig nedtur til langsom optur / 19-03-2014

Opstart. Markus Priess har prøvet at vokse hurtigt med en virksomhed, og han har prøvet at gå konkurs. Da han startede forfra med Autoparts24, var han tvunget til at vokse langsomt, og i dag tøver han med at få investorer med om bord.


New Nordic collaboration launches a cross-border Accelerator program for life science and medtech companies / 28-02-2014

The project called Accelerace Life aims to develop an effective and cost-efficient cross-border high growth accelerator in the Nordic countries that propels promising life science SMEs into international markets to gain faster market access through a strong collaboration between the best Scandinavian incubators & accelerators.


Welcome to 28 new Accelerace startups / 23-01-2014

We're proud to introduce our 28 new startup stars...


Hård dyst om millioner på kun 5 minutter / 17-01-2014

Eksamen. Til det halvårlige Accelerace dyster en håndfuld mindre virksomheder med væskstpotentiale om pengemændenes gunst. De har hver fem intense minutter til at overbevise investorerne. Spotlightene er tændt, stopuret er startet.


Budskabet er det vigtigste / 17-01-2014

Startups. Det er ikke for sjov, at Acceleraces programforløb slutter af med en pitch. For det hele handler ikke bare om at tiltrække investeringer - det handler også om at lære sin egen virksomhed at kende.


Accelerace: Vild Vækst i Øst / 04-12-2013

For et år siden kom Graduateland under Accelerace’s vinger efter et forgæves forsøg et halvt år tidligere. – Første gang mente de, vi var umodne, fortæller en af Graduatelands ejere; Jens Reimer Olesen. – Et halvt år senere ansøgte vi igen, og kom med.


Wantr receives $600K in funding / 11-06-2013

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Teleskin wins Next Step Challenge and Europe’s biggest entrepreneur prize / 

Eight start-ups reached the final of the Accelerace partner project Next Step Challenge competition with their own unique business idea. The winner was the Serbian company Teleskin who was presented with the biggest entrepreneur prize in Europe of 250,000 euro by HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.