Danish Tech Startups

Our Mission

Our mission is to build a better tomorrow for Danish startups and founders by addressing all their needs and strengthening the conditions for startups and tech entrepreneurship in Denmark.

 

We believe that in order to build a stronger Danish society, we must vitalise Danish tech entrepreneurship. The politicians and organisations must bet on the future and prioritise innovation if Denmark is to compete with global tech giants.

Hence, at DTS, we are focussed on bringing entrepreneurs together to fight against political and financial hurdles. Via our events and network groups, we get both young and experienced founders together, so they can derive value from one another, capitalise their strengths and learn from each other’s failures.

Our Origin

More than 50 experienced tech entrepreneurs, investors and community builders initiated the Association.

With an unexpected global pandemic, it became clear for tech entrepreneurs in Denmark that there was no association governing the needs of tech startups. The pandemic forced us to come together and guide the government on financial aid to ensure the continuous growth of tech start-ups and innovation in Denmark.

Therefore, 50+ experienced tech entrepreneurs and investors initiated the Danish Tech Startups Association or the DTS in the summer of 2020.

This initiative managed to secure nearly 3 billion DKK to the benefit of Danish tech startups. We learned that when we organise ourselves, we have an impactful voice — and organisations and politicians pay attention.

Over 100 members, several Townhalls and Unicorn Academies later, we are happy to say that the Association is growing stronger, continuously amplifying the voices of Danish entrepreneurs and empowering the Danish tech startup ecosystem.

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Our Team

Esben Gadsbøll

Chairperson & Co-initiator

Michael Heiberg

Board Member

Klaus Nyengaard

Board Member

Marie Mathiesen

Board Member

Rasmus Bjerngaard

Board Member

Alexander Tolstrup

Board Member

Stine Mangor Tornmark

Board Member

Sissel Hansen

Board Member

Esben Gadsbøll

Chairperson & Co-initiator

Ishita Sinha

Head of Content & Communications