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Borgen, Christiansborg

Prins Jørgens Gård 1, 1218 København K

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Welcome to Startup Weekend at Christiansborg!

Copenhagen Startup Weekend Borgen

Copenhagen SW Borgen is the first time a Startup Weekend takes place inside a national parliament. We assemble the 100 most innovative entrepreneurs, citizens, politicians, and students from all over Denmark to develop solutions for the challenges of the Danish society. By using the Startup Weekend open simulator the goal is to identify 15 ideas, and develop them from concept to product, in order to create companies capable of executing these solutions in society.

The participants are selected for their innovative ideas, their skills as developers and their experience as well as drive as entrepreneurs. Some participants are hand-picked, while others participate for the very first time.

The vision is to create a forum for the development through the innovation process methods employed by Startup Weekends in its open simulator concept. We  believe that diversity is an important element regarding innovation and therefore, strive to bring a diverse crowd of people together from all walks of life. We aim to attract attention from the public, the media and the politicians and shine a light on the needs of the startup environment.

This event will be held in Danish.

Skærmbillede 2013-09-16 kl. 21.07.22



Oct 4
  • Registration Starts
  • Introduction to Innovation Processes
  • Schedule and Rules of SW
  • Lunch
  • Opening by Morten Østergaard
  • Welcoming by Politiker, Iværksætter, Erhversliv and Borger
  • Warm up and Pitching
  • Voting for Ideas
  • Presentation of Chosen Ideas
  • Participants Choose Teams
  • Buffet
  • Politicians Visit Teams 1,2 and 3
  • Presentation of Objectives
  • Politicians Visit Teams 4,5 and 6
  • Pizza
  • End of Day 1


Oct 5
  • Breakfast
  • Mentor Session 1: Business Modelling
  • Politicians Visit Teams 7, 8 and 9
  • Buffet
  • Keynote
  • Mentor Session 2: Business Modelling
  • Politicians Visit Teams 10, 11 and 12
  • Snack - Rugbrødssandwich
  • Presentation of Objectives
  • Dinner
  • Politicians Visit Teams 13, 14 and 15
  • Thank you for the Day!


Oct 6
  • Breakfast
  • Presentation of Mentors and Pitch Trainers
  • Work
  • Pitch Training
  • Lunch
  • Preparing Presentations
  • Snack - Rugbrødssandwich
  • Pitching Begins
  • Jury Votes
  • Dinner Buffet
  • Announcement of Winners
  • Winners Meet Business Angels
  • Mingling
  • Cleanup
  • Startup Weekend Closes
Platinum Sponsors

Morten Østergaard

Keynote Speaker

Minister for Research, Innovation and Higher Education in Denmark

Thomas Madsen-Mygdal

Debate Panel

Board member and lead investor at Holvi, Holvi, Opbeat, 23, Podio, Organic Network, Arena - cooperative community


Mads Henriksen

Jury Member

CFO at Djøf, Riis Retail A/S, Djøf Privat, Lemvigh-Müller A/S, AC / Akademikernes Centralorganisation

Jørn Bo Jacobsen

Jury member

Country Manager at SAP, Oracle, BEA Systems, Computer Associates

Nikolai Lubanski

Jury Member

Director, Talent Department at Copenhagen Capacity, Metropolitan University College

Silver Sponsors

Anette Nørgaard

Startup Mentor

Microsoft BizSpark Partners, Entrepreneur, Bizspark, Dreamspark, Iværksætter

Bettina Balslev Sørensen

Medtech Mentor

Project Manager at MedTech Innovation Center, Vernal A/S, Tytex A/S, Thygesen Textile Production A/S

Katrine Schousbøll Leth

Welfare Mentor

Development Consultant at Welfare Tech,
Snitker & Co., Conceptmaking™, DESIGN CONCERN A/S

Torben Thyregod Jensen


Velux X-lab

Senior Concept Developer

Kim Albertsen


Business Development Manager at 4T,
NFC Danmark, Danish Power Systems, Hortensienplatz ApS

Lars Buch

Pitch Mentor

Managing Director at Startupbootcamp,
Dexplora, Accelerace Management A/S, DARE2Mantion, Nokia Denmark

Zenia W. Francker

Pitch Mentor

Francker Consult, Embassy of The United States, RUC Alumni Association, Venture Cup, RUC, Noa Noa

Media Sponsors
Jacob Vahr Svenningsen
Avnit Singh
Nilas Bay-Foged
Katrine Foget
Siri Nordborg Møller
Magnus Petersen-Paaske
Sólveig Skaftadóttir
Monika Luniewska

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