We build startups to solve problems in the global food system
The food industry holds an immense impact potential due to its global carbon footprint.
For over a century, Denmark has developed a position of strength in food, with large global market shares, unique technologies and highly estimated brands along the entire supply chain. We aim to find solutions on problems in land use, food production, transportation, logistics, distribution, retail, consumption and much more.
A 12-month transformative programme
Free but challenging
The programme is entirely free for participants as we believe price shouldn’t be a barrier for great entrepreneurs and ideas to succeed. What we’re requiring from you is a strong commitment, both in time and effort throughout the 3 steps of the programme. Our selection process will make sure that only motivated, dedicated, and passionate applicants will be offered a seat.
From discovery to full-time
The programme embarks you on a risk-free journey where you start exploring the entrepreneurial world on weekends only (step 1), move with your team onto developing your solution during evenings on our online platform (step 2), and finally become a full-time entrepreneur with a purposeful career co-owning an impact startup (step 3).
In the Nordics and beyond
The programme has world-class trainers and coaches who are tailored to your needs, as an individual, as a team, and as a startup. Our network of dedicated mentors will assist you throughout the programme on the more specific aspects of your growth and your impact. Finally, we offer access to large network of investors and VC network, commercial partners, and alumni.
STEP 3 – ACCELERATION
Develop your startup in a fast-paced environment
Accelerator Investment deal
- Cash investment of up to 165.000 EUR for equity with a possible follow on investment of up to 100.000 EUR.
- Free co-working space in Copenhagen
- Full access to our global network (including Startup Wise Guys) of 450+ mentors, entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts.
- Partner deals that will help you grow, enter foreign markets, manage your sales process, and store data (e.g. discounts and credits for services offered by companies such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Stripe, Hubspot, etc.)
Hybrid programme: Bringing the best of both on-site
and online worlds
Programme co-developed with Startup Wise Guys
Startup Wise Guys is one of the oldest European accelerators and for years the only international player in the New Europe region. They are running their world-class startup accelerator since 2012 to help startup founders become true entrepreneurs. This is done through transforming founders mindset (leadership, planning, mental toughness, negotiations), thus helping founders to build company culture and structure early on preparing them to build scalable and sustainable business. With more than 220 investments in early-stage startups, 9+ years of experience, and 22 accelerator batches, Wise Guys portfolio has already had 2 major exits and the overall startup survival and success rate is above 77%.