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 and scalable business idea into a startup with high growth potential, we are here to help.

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.

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.

Next application deadline: TBA

How we will help you

The 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.

What current participants think:

"So grateful to be part of the Female Founders community and paired with my mentor, especially in terms of how much they've helped me prepare for meeting with VCs." (Korra, Co-founder of Paper Cutter Games)

"Being part of the Female Founders community has really showed impactful - especially grateful to be paired with my mentor and for the super relevant input, challenges and useful tools she has introduced me to." (Charlotte, Founder of Kiddo)

Get to know the mentors for Spring 2022:

Before founding their own companies, our mentors held high-level positions at companies like Momondo, Arla Foods, and Nykredit, worked at top management consulting firms, and broke ground as the first woman to be appointed dean of Copenhagen University's Faculty of Medicine.

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.

Katja Grothe-Eberhardt, Klimate

CEO and Co-founder of Klimate, a platform that delivers robust, future-proof climate impact strategies. Ex-BCG and Partner/COO at Bloc, an independent blockchain studio.

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.

Mary Apostolaki Johansen, b.nood

Corporate entrepreneur, experienced startup mentor, external lecturer, and founder of b.nood, a community and resource platform for personal development.

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.

Anne Reker Cordt, PokeAcell

CEO and Co-founder of PokeAcell, an immunotherapy company that delivers personalized T cell therapy for solid tumors. A senior pharma leader with 15 years of experience in pharma from McKinsey & Company and Novo Nordisk.

Camilla Fenneberg, EvodiaBio

CEO at EvodiaBio, a biotech company producing sustainable, natural aromas for the food and beverage industry. Leadership experience from startups and corporates, including Coloplast as Head of Marketing and Branding.

Louise Bencard & Maria E. Refsgaard, BeautyBoosters

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

Ditte Vigsø, Goodtalks

Partner at Goodtalks, a network and digital universe with the purpose of connecting compassionate people and increase the number of women in boards and executive leadership positions. 19+ years of experience in executive leadership, consulting and boards.

Open opportunities

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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 person


Yohanna Gustafsson

Program Manager & Marketing Responsible, yg@accelerace.io

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