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What is SEED Discovery day?

 

SEED Discovery Day is a pitch competition that celebrates great startups. 10 founders will present their startups in front of a jury of experienced entrepreneurs and investors. The most promising startup wins an investment of 500.000 DKK from Pre-Seed Innovation. The event is part of SEED Capital's Discovery program, which aims to strengthen early-stage startups.

You must live up to these criteria:

• You are based in Denmark 
• Your startup needs to be less than 18 months old (from CVR registration)
• Max DKK 50.000 in total revenue throughout the company's lifetime 

When selecting the 10 competing startups we focus on:

•  A highly skilled founder team 
• The scalability of your business idea and the market potential 
• If the product is already on the market – or close to market launch

Get started working om your pitch deck: Download our free guide: How to get our attention with your Pitch Deck

 

When & Where?

10th of May 2017
15:00-19.30

DTU Skylab
Diplomvej, building 373A
2800 Kgs. Lyngby

www.skylab.dtu.dk

Jury

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Jesper Buch

Jesper Buch is the ultimate serial entrepreneur. As the founder of JustEat, Miinto and Gomentor and shareholder of many other companies, Jesper has proven his talent for discovering solid business cases. He is also known as one of the business angels from the tv-program "Løvens Hule" on DR. 

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Ulla Brockenhuus-Shack

Ulla is Managing Partner in venture capital fund SEED Capital based in Copenhagen and has 15 years of VC experience. She worked as a management consultant at McKinsey before joining the game developer startup IO Interactive behind the Hitman Series. Having experienced the struggles as a startup founder first hand, her entrepreneurial drive runs deep.
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Tine Thygesen

Tine is a serial entrepreneur, co-founder of Everplaces and Founders House and former CEO of Venture Cup and 23. She also holds several board member positions. As if that wasn’t enough, Tine writes for Forbes and Finans.dk. Her many amazing capabilities has earned her a spot on the Top 100 Women in Tech in Europe. Tine is now CEO of Founders house.
 
 
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Theis Søndergaard

Theis is the co-founder of the internationally known wine app, Vivino. He also founded two other companies, BullGuard and Fusentasterne.  As a serial entrepreneur himself, Theis has been through it all and knows what it takes to build a succesfull company.

Program of the day

 

15:00-15:15: Take your seats

15:15-15:30: Welcome by SEED Capital & DTU Skylab

15:30-16:30: The first five startups pitch - each followed by questions from the jury

16:30-17:15: Investors Corner + Break

17:15-18:15: The next five startups pitch - each followed by questions from the jury

18:15-19:00: Investors Corner - ask the investors anything!

19:00-19:15: "And the winner is.."

19:15-20:30: Beers & networking

 

 

 

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A day of pitchtraining

The ten finalists will be invited for a day of pitchtraining the 3rd of May 2017.

Tine Thygesen, who is known for her public speaking skills will guide you through a good pitch. The day will allow for you to get some one-on-one coaching while you prepare for you presentation on the day of the competition. Tine will provide you with the do's and don'ts when pitching in front of a jury.

Investors Corner

This is your opportunity to meet investors and get feedback on your own startup idea by Denmark's leading VC’s and Business Angels. Investors corner invites both the contestors and the audience to ask questions about funding and startups.

"Winning Discovery Day allowed us to follow our dreams for GroupCam!" 

Last year's winner was GroupCam. An app making it more fun taking pictures. Groupcam lets you share a group camera enabling all members to get all photos and videos instantly. Just shoot and share!

"We really enjoyed participating in Discovery Day 2016. The event was super cool to be a part of and the pitch training really helped us refine our pitching skills. We invested most of our Discovery prize in product development and user testing and we are currently working on different user growth initiatives to spread the word about Group Cam. These include a bunch of cool collaborations with both schools and travelling agencies. Another benefit of winning the Discovery Day was being able to get our own office in central Copenhagen". - Kasper K. Larsen, CEO GroupCam

Watch GroupCams winning pitch here! 

Don't feel like pitching but want to join as audience?

The event is free but because of limited space at the venue, please reserve your Ticket through EventbriteAlso join SEED Discovery Day's Facebook event to get the latest updates on the event!  

Send your application to participate in this year's Discovery Day here:

Deadline 19/4-2017