Shortly after the pandemic struck – in spring 2020 – Danske Bank asked startup companies on our recruitment platform, The Hubb, about their future prospects. Many startups feared for their very existence because of COVID-19 – falling sales, capital becoming more difficult to access and worries they would have to lay off staff were mentioned.
Fortunately, the reality has proved to be rather different. Current figures from The Hubb show that startups have been good at holding onto staff (index 112), especially companies focused on sustainability – where both investment and competence levels have increased significantly, while they have also been very good at attracting new employees.
An integral part of our sustainability goals
Entrepreneurship and growth are in focus in the Bank’s work with sustainability. We aim to help 10,000 companies with their growth journey by 2023 by putting knowledge and tools at their disposal:
Canute programmeAn intensive three-day introduction to the US, UK, German or Nordic, etc. markets for startups.
Go to canute.io
A dedicated team providing financial and non-financial services
The Growth & Impact team supports Nordic startups in growing their companies from launch through growth and internationalisation to exit. They provide:
- sparring and advice based on deep understanding and experience with the startup segment
- financial solutions that support company growth and after exit also asset management, etc.
The HubThe largest recruiting platform in the Nordics for the startup segment.
Go to The Hub
Startup CapitalA programme that teams up Nordic startups with international investors.
Angel Investor AcademyA training programme for Private Banking customers to become a more qualified business angel/investor in startups.
+impact and +impact accelerator
Events and reports