Everything has been far better than what we could have ever hoped for. We are grateful for the help we have gotten from DTC. There have been a lot of interesting workshops, conferences and partnerships. But the greatest thing have been sitting together with the coolest companies of DK and having Camilla, Jan and Morten available for advice all the time.

Former DTC participant

  1. Q: Should I sign up?
    A: Yes! But you need to have a Danish CVR number. If you don’t have one already, we can help you.
  2. Q: Can I sign up for Danish Tech Challenge if I don’t have a hardware product?
    A: Sorry, no! Danish Tech Challenge is only for companies with a hardware product.
  3. Q: How do you define hardware?
    A: Anything that is not purely digital or a service.
  4. Q: Can I have a job while being in Danish Tech Challenge?
    A: Of course you can! However, we expect your startup to be your main focus.
  5. Q: We’ve been working on our startup for a while, should we still sign up?
    A: Yes, indeed.
  6. Q: We already have a working prototype – can we still sign up?
    A: Yes! We both accommodate brand new startups and the ones with a bit more experience.
  7. Q: I’m a solo founder, can I sign up?
    A: Yes, of course. However, if you get in, we’ll probably try to push you to get a co-founder. Because being on your own is tough. That being said, we’ve had several solo founders in the programme who have performed really well.
  8. Q: When is DTC?
    A: Officially from August to December, but we like to get to know you before we begin. In that way, we are much better equipped to help.
  9. Q: Who can participate?
    A: Anyone with a hardware product. We don’t discriminate by age, gender, university (or degree), background. In fact, the more diversity, the better.
  10. Q: How do you handle confidentiality?
    A: This is a safe space and we never share your information without consent. However, Futurebox is an open space and there are a lot of people walking in and out of the building. So, if you have very sensitive information, consider when and where you share that information.
  11. Q: Do I pay or give up equity to be in the programme?
    A: No, it is all free.
  12. Q: Do I get any funding during the programme?
    A: We’re happy to connect you to investors, but we don’t do funding ourselves.
  13. Q: Will I get my own office?
    A: No, but you will get your own desk. Futurebox is an open space, because we believe collaboration calls for close proximity.
  14. Q: Is attendance required?
    A: Yes, attendance is mandatory for the meetings and common gatherings.
  15. Q: Do I have to move in?
    A: No, you don’t have to move in. But we recommend you to do so. You’ll benefit much more from the programme, the team and the other startups if you’re here on a daily basis.
  16. Q: What does it take to win Danish Tech Challenge?
    A: We do not want you to see it as a competition, but as an accelerator programme. It takes a huge amount of dedication throughout the programme. You need to build a relevant team, a working prototype and a solid business model.
  17. Q: Who decides who win?
    A: We have an external jury, mostly made up of tech experts and investors. The DTC team have no say in who the winner is.

A total of 20 companies join Danish Tech Challenge each year. Do yourself a favour and see the other startups as an advantage to the programme rather than as competitors. The network between you is a huge asset to you and your startup.

During the accelerator programme – and before it officially starts – you’ll hang out with the other startups. We’ll have weekly lunches and several dinners, present weekly themes and share ideas. Sometimes it’s just us, and sometimes we invite external professionals to join us.

Before, during and after DTC, you will participate in several events. There will be a kick-off event before the program starts, an Open House event in November where all startups pitch in front of a large audience, and of course the annual VIP award show, where we will announce the winner.

… and now to the extra fun part
When it comes to get to know each better we arrange ping pong tournaments, invite you to Friday Bars, host a DTC Christmas party and much more. If you want to throw a party for you and your DTC colleagues we will without doubt support that as well.


Anders Jochumsen_futurebox

Anders Jochumsen

Program Manager

Tel: +45 2393 5701


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