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Startup Program: Expand your network in silicon valley

Founders Summit 2022

Are you a founder with ambitions to scale your company globally? We have designed an intensive week with a unique opportunity to learn from the world's most successful startups, tech leaders and big brands at the forefront of innovation.

About the program

Innovation Centre Denmark Silicon Valley has tailored an exciting program for Danish tech startups to learn to scale, accelerate and launch your startup through Silicon Valley.

The program is tech agnostic and for any Danish, early-stage tech startup (bootstrapped, pre-seed, or seed stage) with international ambitions and a desire to learn from the Silicon Valley ecosystem and expand their US network. 

Participants in the program will take home insights and learn how to: 

  • Accelerate, grow, and launch your startup through Silicon Valley
  • Improve your pitch to US investors and excel at pitching events in Silicon Valley
  • Get feedback on your business model in an American context
  • Understand and navigate the Silicon Valley ecosystem and the different actors in it
  • Expand your network in the US

Furthermore, you will get access to: 

  • Startup Grind's Global 2022 Conference
  • ICDK's advisor network across North America and extensive network of domain and industry experts, peers, mentors, and investors
  • Talent, network, and knowledge through social events with cohort startups
The program is preliminary and subject to changes.  

Learn more about Startup Grind Global

  • Startup Grind aims to bring like-minded yet diverse individuals together to connect, learn, teach, help, build, and belong.
  • Startup Grind is one of the most important events for startups, tech leaders, and big brands in Silicon Valley.
  • Startup Grind Global 2022 will bring together 3,000 of the greatest startups and scale-ups across the Startup Grind community and global tech ecosystem.
  • Take a peak at past sessions at Startup Grind Global's 2021 virtual conference.



  • Program Kick-off (Copenhagen): March 29th, 2022
  • Pitch Session (Virtual): April 5th, 2022
  • Silicon Valley Program (San Francisco, Palo Alto, CA): April 10th - April 15th, 2022

Price: DKK 12.000*

- Must have a Danish CVR number and be classified as a Danish SME*

- Price per startup. Up to two participating founders.

- The cost does not cover flights, certain meals, accommodation, and local transportation.

For any questions, please reach out to Malou Ringtved Jensen at [email protected]

Fill out the application form through the link.

Deadline for applications: February 27th, 2022

Note: Limited seats are available. 

Applications will reviewed on a continuous basis

Check out how we kicked off our former startup program in this video

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Accelerate Through Silicon Valley in collaboration with Plug & Play.

Do you want to know more?

If you would like to know more, please feel free to reach out to our dedicated advisors


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