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Become A Master of Scale

[fa icon='calendar'] Jan 3, 2018 8:59:31 AM / by Jakob Soderberg

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At the beginning of a new year you are most likely making plans for how to truly accelerate your business and become succesful - most startups are.

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Leadership in Artificial Intelligence - The Story of Ayasdi

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 10, 2017 7:15:00 AM / by Senior Advisor Anders Christjansen posted in #artificialintelligence

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As a part of Innovation Center Denmark’s ongoing series on applied artificial intelligence within the financial industry, we are bringing you the stories of some of the most interesting start-ups working on the cutting edge of applied AI.

In today’s blog post, we bring you the story of Ayasdi and its Swedish founder and Stanford Professor emeritus, Gunnar Carlsson, which currently have secured almost $100 million in venture funding.

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Danish Financial Companies Unite on the Future of Money [Part 1 of 3]

[fa icon='calendar'] Oct 30, 2017 7:42:29 AM / by Line Rodil posted in FinTech, Financial Sector, FinTech Academy

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The participants at FinTech Academy are listening attentively as Steve Allocca, President at LendingClubtells about LendingClub and how they have revolutionized the online lending market by creating an online marketplace that connects borrowers with investors.  At Innovation Center Denmark we launched our newest initiative FinTech Academy March 1st this year in collaboration with Copenhagen FinTech, and that was the reason for finding ourselves in the great company of Steve Allocca on a clear September day at the LendingClub office in San Francisco.

 

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Will Silicon Valley Transform the Global Water Sector?

[fa icon='calendar'] Oct 22, 2017 9:30:00 PM / by Water Technology Alliance posted in Technology, Research Collaborations, Innovation, Water, wta, Resource recovery, Wastewater

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Silicon Valley is undoubtedly the world’s most famous hub for tech entrepreneurship, innovation and world-class research. At its core lies a cocktail of willingness to take risks, to work across professional boundaries and to radically change the world as we see it through ambitious business models and successful application of new technology.

One code that Silicon Valley Ecosystem hasn’t cracked yet is the global water challenge. Water is still on the top of the list of global risk factors – either there is too little, too much or it is of too poor quality. And it is not just a problem in developing countries.

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What does the perfect SCALEit candidate look like?

[fa icon='calendar'] Oct 19, 2017 6:00:57 PM / by Jakob Soderberg

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When we talk to Danish startups to determine whether or not they are a perfect fit for the SCALEit Ignite Program we look and score the companies on 6 different areas. These are also what most investors here in Silicon Valley score their companies after.
  • Team
  • Product/Service
  • Revenue
  • Funding
  • Novelty
  • Mindset/Coachability

Team

Best case we see a talented team with different competencies that ideally have worked together before. 2 to 3 co-founders.

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Affirm - Revolutionizing the Loan Industry Through the Use of AI

[fa icon='calendar'] Oct 19, 2017 10:07:07 AM / by Maria Thing Nielsen posted in Affirm, Tech-scouting, Machine learning, Innovation Project, FinTech, artificial intelligence, Interview

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Innovation Center Denmark Silicon Valley wants to help transforming knowledge about artificial intelligence into impact in Denmark, benefitting Danish companies, the public sector and universities. We want to transform the intangible AI into Applied AI; making AI tangible, concrete and useful.

 

 

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Let's Not Forget About the SME's

[fa icon='calendar'] Oct 4, 2017 8:01:48 AM / by Maria Thing Nielsen posted in #globalambitions, #growthinitiative, #globalscale, #SMEs, #catalyst

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Innovation Center Denmark Silicon Valley's SCALEit program has made a new initiative named SCALEit Catalyst where the focus is on small and medium sized enterprises.

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AppZen Applying AI to Expense Management

[fa icon='calendar'] Oct 2, 2017 9:40:46 AM / by Maria Thing Nielsen posted in appliedartificialintelligence, firstmover, businessvalue

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Innovation Center Denmark Silicon Valley has dedicated 2017 to gain expert knowledge about Artificial Intelligence (AI) from Silicon Valley and investigate how this can be applied to make an impact in Denmark. 

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Connections to companies and technology are more important in the digital age than ever

[fa icon='calendar'] Sep 20, 2017 10:28:50 AM / by Maria Thing Nielsen posted in #sophieløhde, #innovatingthepublicsector, #danishministerofpublicsectorinnovation, #entrepreneurialmindset

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Interns for Spring 2018 WANTED!

[fa icon='calendar'] Sep 6, 2017 9:22:54 AM / by Maria Thing Nielsen posted in Internship, Job position, Consulate General of Denmark in Silicon Valley, Spring 2018, Innovation Center Denmark Silicon Valley, Apply now

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Would you like to help Danish companies prosper in the intersection between science, technology, and innovation? How about doing it in the worlds number one technology hub? NOW is your chance!

 

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