Stardust Startup Program

What is the program?

Stardust Startup Program is the premier pre-early stage Startup discovery and incubator program at the Technical University of Denmark.

Is it for you?

The program is specifically designed to practice your soft skills that will complement your engineering knowledge. We welcome all students, recent graduates (up to 5 years), PhD and staff from DTU. For teams, at least one member must fulfill this condition.

How do we help?

We provide support and guidance through our partners and the best mentors to help your idea take flight. And we do not take equity.

When?

The program runs twice every year, during the fall and the spring semesters. It lasts 13 weeks and is manageable along your studies or work.

Facts

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Startups went through

Startups alive today

Revenue and funding received by incubated startups during and after

 

10 Reasons for joining Stardust Startup Program

1

11 Mentors

Expand your network, meet our 11 successful entrepreneurs or experts that are ready to dedicate their time if you need it. Just meet them in person.
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2 Mentor Board Meetings

Because getting feedback is important, constructive feedback is even better! You’ll present twice your progress in front of our board of mentors and get out of it with great ideas to make your idea better!
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4 Workshops

Learn all the soft skills like financing, IP, team management and building, public speaking and much more! You’ll prepare before each workshop to be sure you get the most out of it.
4

Free legal consultation

You need to set up a shareholder agreement? Or you just got an amzing customer and you don’t know how to write a airtight contract? Our partner Lassen Ricard offer you 15 000 DKK worth of legal consultancy.

5

Free accounting advice

Our partner KPMG will help you going through the first year of accountability which can quickly turn into a nightmare is you don’t know how to do it! It is worth 15 000 DKK as well!

6

Get visibility

You’ll participate in 2 DemoDays, events where more than 300 people attend and more than 40 professionals! Make a good impression, it’s worth it!

7

Win a entrepreneurship trip

Our partnerships with Chalmers Venture offer you the opportunity to attend a week-end dedicated for early stage startups in Gothenburg!

8

Prepare for the next step

Not only our mentors prepare you to ace the applications for the next level of incubators and accelerators; they also know how to get you the best funding possible!

9

Get money coming in

Along the program, you’ll meet investors and business angels; if you need an investment, just convince them!

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Study and Startup at the same time!

The program runs along your studies and is not intensive. You are required to be prepared for each event, but we believe that you need to be pressured everyday to be successful. You can continue to study along the program (or take a study break if you want as the law enables it!)

Time left to apply

Timeline

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21-09-17 - 16:30 - DemoDay #8

You will pitch your startup during on stage in front of our jury made of our highly-experienced mentors (entrepreneurs, lawyers, investors,..). After your pitch, they will ask you questions and the top startups will be part of the Startup Program.

 

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28-09-17 - 17:30 - Workshop - Think like an entrepreneur

 

2

12-12-17 - 17:30 - Workshop - Legal and Accounting 101

 

3

26-09-17 - 17:30 - Mentor Board Meeting

Get feedback from a jury of experienced mentors

 

4

09-11-17 - 17:30 - Workshop - Sell your product

 

5

23-11-17 - 17:30 - Workshop - Pitch and Get Funding

 

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7-12-17 - 17:30 - Mentor Board Meeting

Get feedback from a jury of experienced mentors

 

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TBA - 21-09-17 DemoDay #8

Mentors

Our Mentors are professional entrepreneurs that are supporting the teams with their expertise and extended network. The list of mentors that are providing guidance to our startups in Fall 2017 is the following:

  • Jørgen Bek Weiss Hansen
  • Morten Høgh Petersen
  • Liva Echwald Tijsen
  • Thor Angelo
  • Nicolaj Højer Nielsen
  • Mads-Emil Gellert Larsen
  • Niklas Hall
  • Thomas Einfeldt
  • Jesper Hart Hansen
  • Pernille Spang Lyndega
  • Johnnie Bloch Jensen