From October 2018 to January 2019, all 10 start-ups will have a temporary base at SingularityU in Copenhagen and take part in a programme targeted precisely at their type of business. Only start-ups with a publicly declared goal of contributing to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals were considered for participation in the programme.
The common characteristic of the 10 selected impact start-ups is that their products are designed to help solve environmental or social issues.
“It is Danske Bank’s ambition to help Nordic start-ups achieve a break-through and subsequent growth,” says Klavs Hjort, head of Business Innovation at Danske Bank.
“Our new Accelerator programme builds on the initiatives introduced in recent years, primarily the launch of the portals The Hub and +impact, which are virtual meeting rooms for tech start-ups and investors. It is our hope that a targeted effort over 10 weeks, including mentoring, training and networking, for these 10 businesses will multiply their chances of survival.”