About Danish Startup Group

Danish Startup Group (DSG) is an independent nonprofit startup organisation in Copenhagen. Our mission is to engage our members and startup enthusiasts in variety of events, insights and networking opportunities within the Danish startup ecosystem.

DSG was founded in 2017 with a purpose to promote early stage startups in Denmark and our ecosystem. An organisation driven by volunteers with different backgrounds to gain insights, experiences and meet local entrepreneurs.

What we do

Our amazing volunteers has since 2017 delivered their time and heart into the Danish startup ecosystem. Stil today, we are offering the below three main services to our members:

  • Events: We gather relevant upcoming local events from the ecosystem to give you an overview of recommended startup events, workshops and networking opportunities.
  • Promotions: We want to use our resources to help, support and promote early Danish startup through our SoMe channels, articles, podcast and event initiatives.
  • Connections: We engage and collaborate with with many Danish companies and organisations. We can connect you with the relevant people, if we are not able to help you here in DSG.
"Volunteering is at the very core of being a human. No one has made it through life without someone else’s help."
- DSG Founders

Meet our team

We are always looking for volunteers. Send us an email with a short motivation letter, if you want to join the team.

General management

Tomas Zhang Mathiesen Chairman LinkedIn profile
Benyamin Høier Yildiz Finance Manager LinkedIn profile
Shyaamlal N Project Manager LinkedIn profile
Sophie Shuhui Cao Event Manager LinkedIn profile
Nicolae Mariuta Journalist LinkedIn profile
Anamaria Roxana Rosu Event Manager LinkedIn profile
Azra Bibuljica Project Manager LinkedIn profile
Catherina Thubron Food specialist LinkedIn profile
Kanwaljeet Singh IT Manager LinkedIn profile

Board members

Jens Erik Nissen Director, Nestlé LinkedIn profile
Desirée Ballegaard CEO, Boovot LinkedIn profile
Frederik Riber Larsen Business developer, NewC Sport LinkedIn profile
Jasmina Pless Investment Manager, Invest in Denmark LinkedIn profile

Volunteering mentors

Jens Nielsen Product Development, Business Development, and Customer Experiences. LinkedIn profile
Andreas Egeblad Arendt Legal assistance in group structures, capital increases, warrant programs and investment agreements LinkedIn profile
Cary Bailey-Findley Strategic HR, high performing cultures, talent development and acquisition LinkedIn profile
Grant Newlin Businesses operations anywhere from land to label within the agri-food sector LinkedIn profile
Hanna Leudanskaya-Witt Public relations, Strategic communications and Media-relations within Femtech/HealthTech startups LinkedIn profile
Željko Bellina European Innovation Council (EIC) with funding opportunities, grant proposals and equity investments LinkedIn profile
Ignacio Nieto Carvajal LGBTQ in startups, founders, culture and HR/employees related topics LinkedIn profile
Morten Dankleff Lagstrøm Sustainability within the Danish food sector LinkedIn profile
Ro Kumar Funding, market entry or operations in the US markets LinkedIn profile
Volodymyr Kostandov Software and mobile app developments LinkedIn profile
Aleksandar Grgic Business models and pitch deck reviews LinkedIn profile

Become a volunteer or a mentor

Would you like to help startups, gain work experiences or learn more about entrepreneurship? Then join our team. We can always use great people with greats hearts, 

What can we offer:

  • Work experiences within a field of your own interest and choice
  • Flexibility to switch roles or positions within the team
  • A place to learn and expand your CV 
  • Networking and access to many stakeholders in the Danish startup ecosystem

What we expect from a volunteer

  • You are independent and strong in communication with others 
  • Mandatory to join our monthly team meetings
  • You can deliver 1-2 hours per week to DSG related activities and tasks
  • You have an interest within startups or volunteering work
  • Not afraid to reach out, taking initiatives or ask for feedback

A Mentor

As a DSG mentor, you are not expected to be involved in the daily work together with the rest of the team, but you are dedicated to support and help our members upon request within your own field of expertise. Your actions, as a mentor, might be to:

  • establish new connections to our members and startups within your own network. 
  • participate, in agreed meetings, for advice and mentoring
  • promto DSG, our members and startups
  • help and contribute to the general mangement team in DSG

We are happy to have a more details conversation with you, if you are interested to be part of our volunteering team or as a mentor. Apply below and let us know!

Apply to be a Volunteer