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SCALEit #18 in 5 hashtags

[fa icon='calendar'] Aug 25, 2017 3:05:45 PM / by Jakob Soderberg posted in Silicon Valley, startup scaleit, growth hacking

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Sometimes you need to use very few words to explain a lot.

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Intern Newbies Ready to Embrace the Innovative Silicon Valley Way [News]

[fa icon='calendar'] Aug 13, 2017 1:15:00 AM / by Maria Thing Nielsen posted in Internship, The Silicon Valley Way

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A new batch of young and hopeful interns have now joined our team, all ready to embrace the unique and innovative Silicon Valley way.

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Danish Companies to Map Groundwater in California

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 21, 2017 3:44:19 PM / by Water Technology Alliance posted in wta

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Californian authorities will use Danish water technology in order to generate an overview of the areas and the groundwater resources that has been affected by the drought in the state. Furthermore, this will accelerate the opportunity to utilize fresh groundwater within the drinking water supply.

California authorities will now focus on mapping the groundwater resources in order to make the water cache more sustainable. In that connection, there has been focus on Danish solutions and knowhow. This program has been developed based on a groundwater mapping program throughout the past 15 years.

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Investor Pitch Deck Check List - Format

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 19, 2017 2:18:00 AM / by Jakob Soderberg

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A big part of the SCALEit Ignite week is pitching your business idea to investors and business angels. We have seen many pitches throughout the years and identified some of the common mistakes startups make. Here is a quick check list of often seen errors.


In a later post we will dig deeper into what content that is important to include in a good pitch.

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What makes the Nordics a "Unicorn Factory"? Is it culture or coincidence?

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 16, 2017 3:02:00 PM / by Emilia Flockhart posted in Danish startups, startup, Start-up

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Bay Area Nordics and those wanting to learn from them, met over a beer to discuss this burning question at our recent event held in San Francisco. Torsten Kolind from YouNoodle led the discussion with a panel of young entrepreneurs who all have direct experience with Danish and American business culture.

The reason for the topic? Well, the Nordic countries churn out more $1b+ startups than the US per capita, and the region is also known to have some of the happiest people on the planet.

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The Danish government has presented a new foreign and security policy strategy.

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 14, 2017 2:53:44 PM / by Søren Juul Jørgensen posted in Tech

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New and uncertain world order sets the stage for Danish government’s new foreign and security policy strategy

The strategy follows from the extensive 2016 review of Denmark’s foreign policy and covers all areas of the government’s foreign policy work. The strategy was presented by Minister for Foreign Affairs Anders Samuelsen and Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs.

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SCALEit Batch 17

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 13, 2017 9:29:42 AM / by Jakob Soderberg posted in Scaleit, startup, Silicon Valley, growth hacking

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Last week another batch of super talented Danish tech startups "graduated" from the SCALEit program. 

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SCALEit Alumni Conferize have gone public!

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 12, 2017 2:28:00 PM / by Emilia Flockhart posted in Scaleit, Danish startups, IPO

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Conference platform Conferize have IPO'd on the Danish stock market, meaning a piece of the company can be yours for 8kr.

 

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Congratulations to Unity Technologies

[fa icon='calendar'] May 24, 2017 3:14:17 PM / by Christian Vinther posted in Scaleit, Danish startups

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Congratulations to Unity technologies on their $400M raise today! This (again) proves the power of Silicon Valley, and how Danish tech companies can leverage the Bay Area.

For your perspective:
- The combined VC investments in Denmark accumulated in 2016 €370M (≈$400). Numbers from the Danish Venture Capital Association.

- Half of the investment into Unity was secondary market shares, which means that the early investors AND employees suddenly become very rich - making them potential angel investors (which often happens).

As a side note: Founder and board member of Unity, David Helgason has been a mentor in several of the SCALEit programs.

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A Bright Future for the Danish Drone Research and Industry

[fa icon='calendar'] May 22, 2017 2:15:00 PM / by Clara Siboni Lund posted in R&D, Drones, Drone

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In October 2016, the Danish Government launched the Danish Drone Strategy focusing on the civilian use of drones. Six ambitions to enhance the development and use of drone technology are presented in the strategy and one of the central ambitions is to promote the internationalization of Danish drone research and industry.

For this reason Innovation Center Denmark attended AUVSI XPONENTIAL – the biggest unmanned event in the world with more than 7000 people participating – in Dallas, Texas three days in May. Both representatives from universities and more than 20 industries – from agriculture, energy, and security to broadcasting – attended, which provided the optimal setting for Innovation Center Denmark, Silicon Valley to search for potential international collaborators for the Danish drone research environment.

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