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Female Founders Mentoring Program

Where female-led startups come to start up

Where female-led startups come to start up

If you are a first-time, Denmark-based female founder who wants to learn how to transform your innovative work-in-progress business idea into a startup with high growth potential, this is the place to be.

We have worked alongside hundreds of startups and while we are confident that we are doing a good job at helping them, we see a lack of gender diversity in the teams that turn to us for help. This is an initiative to change that.

Getting past the first draft of a business plan and figuring out your next steps is scary and confusing for most first-time founders. That is why we want to support you from an early stage, and why we do not expect you to work on your startups full-time, have an MVP and/or a complete team - yet.

Next application deadline: January 21, 2022

How we will help you

This 4-month mentoring program will help you validate your ideas, create a game plan, and carry out the next steps.

This is done by providing you with actionable and personalized advice from a handpicked mentor and subject-matter experts, access to a solid network and support system, and curated tools and resources.

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Get to know the mentors

Our mentors have held high-level positions at companies like Momondo, Arla Foods, and Nykredit, worked alongside Denmark’s greatest entertainers and influencers, and founded companies as university students.

Now, they want to dedicate their time, experiences, and first-hand knowledge to help you build your startup from the ground. You are guaranteed two sessions with your mentor, however, our hope is that the chemistry is right and that you will keep the relationship going beyond those first sessions.

Bibi Blomqvist, Cogo

Spent 6+ years at KAYAK and Momondo as VP and Global Head of Sales before co-founding Cogo, which gathers shared rides for frictionless mobility and a better tomorrow.

Carolin Schiemer, Eat Grim

CMO and Co-founder of Eat Grim, a platform for ugly and surplus organic fruits and vegetables. Built Eat Grim's brand, comms and sustainability strategy.

Stine Kalmer Jørgensen, DreamPlan

CEO and Co-founder of the fintech startup DreamPlan. Ex-Nykredit as the Head of Digital Innovation and Board Member at Copenhagen Fintech.

Charlotte Rønje, Jamii.one

CEO and Co-founder of Jamii.one, a fintech startup that unlocks the potential of unbanked saving communities. Board Member at Copenhagen Fintech and ex-PwC.

Louise Bencard & Maria E. Refsgaard, BeautyBoosters

Met in LA and currently building an on-demand beauty treatments company. Maria's a well-known makeup artist and hairstylist, and Louise is a former COO/Head of Operations.

Mary Apostolaki Johansen, Mayo Group

Corporate entrepreneur, experienced startup mentor, external lecturer and CEO at Mayo Group, a content agency with customers like WWF, DSB and BCG.

Nana Christiansen, Go Zebra

Building a kids entrepreneurship movement. Ex-CMO at Accelerace with 15+ years of startup, business development and marketing experience.

Jacqueline Ameri, PanCryos

CEO and Co-founder of PanCryos, a biotech company that's developing a next-generation stem cell therapy for type 1 diabetes. Holds a PhD degree in Functional Genetics.

Eva Steiness, Serodus

CEO of Serodus, a drug development company focused on treatment of diabetic complications. Biotech entrepreneur with a string of academic and corporate leadership positions in Danish universities and Scandinavian life science companies.

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Female Founders Mentoring Program

Track Record

The Female Founders Mentoring Program is a collaboration between Beyond Beta and Symbion, two key players in the Danish startup ecosystem.

Beyond Beta is Denmark’s top-tier accelerator program operated by Accelerace, Danish Design Center and the Danish Business Hubs. Symbion is the leading entrepreneurial and startup environment in Denmark.

Contact persons


Yohanna Gustafsson

Program Manager & Marketing Responsible, yg@accelerace.io

Karmen Raamat

Program Manager & Lead Venture Scout, gkr@accelerace.io

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