The Hub reaches a significant milestone

Since its launch in December 2015, more than 25,000 jobs have been posted on The Hub – and last week saw the submission of the 500,000th job application through the platform. That is equivalent to one application being submitted every five minutes, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Hub helps start-ups to meet one of their most critical needs: bringing together the right team. For some, this could be a matter of bringing the right competencies into the founders’ team to ensure that finance, strategy, customer focus and creativity are all covered; for others, it could be a matter of ensuring that employees have the right level of IT, design and administrative skills.


From a societal perspective, it’s also interesting to support start-ups in their growth ambitions to become big, global companies. They create jobs and contribute to an increase in GDP – and they also attract international talent to Denmark.

Klavs Hjort

Head of Growth & Impact, Danske Bank



“A strong founder team and the right employees are two of the most crucial factors to strengthen growth in a start-up. These are also critical factors for investors when they are considering investing in a young company that cannot show historical key figures and that also has an untraditional business model and growth strategy. The Hub helps to solve that challenge,” says Klavs Hjort, Head of Growth and Impact at Danske Bank, and he continues:

“From a societal perspective, it’s also interesting to support start-ups in their growth ambitions to become big, global companies. They create jobs and contribute to an increase in GDP – and they also attract international talent to Denmark.”

In 2017, the Danish government set up a start-up panel that documented the fact that start-ups are more productive and the most important source when it comes to generating new jobs, both in Denmark and internationally. And by generating these jobs, start-ups also generate a solid foundation for growth. Consequently, Danske Bank’s work with The Hub goes hand in hand with the interests of society,” explains Klavs Hjort.

Supporting start-ups and growth businesses in the Nordic countries
In addition to The Hub, Danske Bank has a wide portfolio of other activities focusing on start-ups across the Nordic region:

  • Danske Bank Growth is an advisory unit that specialises in advising and servicing start-ups.
  • +impact is a digital platform through which start-ups that have sustainability integrated into their business models can connect with likeminded investors.
  • +impact Accelerator is a programme in which Danske Bank invites 12 start-ups that focus on the circular economy to a 12-month acceleration course.
  • Canute is a programme in which Danske Bank helps start-ups establish themselves in specific international markets.
  • Startup Capital is a programme in which Danske Bank twice a year arranges matchmaking events between start-ups and investors from outside Denmark.

“As a leading financial institution, Danske Bank can contribute positively to some of the societal challenges we are facing. This also includes contributing to the advancement of entrepreneurship and creating an attractive environment for growth business,” concludes Klavs Hjort .