The robotics ecosystem in Denmark is one of the strongest in the world with unparalleled access to robotics knowledge, business accelerators and smart money. There is no better place to start a robotics company than right here.
With its three university cities — Aarhus, Odense and Aalborg — and abundance of young, educated talent, Western Denmark is home to a buzzy startup scene. Aarhus boasts the highest startup survival rate in Denmark, while Aalborg welcomes around 1,000 new companies a year, either new startups or transplants from elsewhere. A host of organizations and events are attempting to harness this energy and further grow the region’s ecosystem. The government’s ‘plug’n’play’ registration system makes it possible to start a business in just a few hours. Danish Startup Group runs regular events to support first-time entrepreneurs and students interested in entrepreneurship, while a quick scan of directories like Meetup or TechStars Startup Digest reveals plenty of local developer meetups as well niche groups catering to product managers, those working in AI, or women in tech. Innovators are increasingly active in the ecosystem, but so are investors, particularly business angels. In Aarhus, #AARSOME, an interactive platform to connect founders and investors, aims to create more high-growth startups and boost the region’s ecosystem. Western Denmark is also home to several notable startup events, including Techstars Startup Weekend Online Denmark, a 54-hour event at which entrepreneurs pitch ideas, flesh out business plans, and prototype solutions over the course of a weekend. The event culminates with demos on Sunday night. Venture Cup Denmark showcases entrepreneurship among university students and aims to help close the gap between the academic and business worlds.
Ecosystem by the numbers
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Reasons to move your startup to Western Denmark
Openness to International Entrepreneurs
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