About Danish Startup Group

Danish Startup Group (DSG) is a non-profit startup organisation in Copenhagen. Our mission is to engage our members and community in variety of events, insights and networking opportunities within the Danish startup ecosystem.

DSG was founded in 2017 by two university students, who wanted to create a place to connect the dots in the Danish startup ecosystem, but also a place to gain insights, experiences and meet local startups. An independent and free organisation driven by volunteering ecosystem heroes.

What we do

You can become a member of DSG, if you are interested in the Danish startup ecosystem, or if you want to gain insights and inspiration from local startups before initiating your own startup journey. We are an organization for individuals, no matter if you are a student, entrepreneur, corporate employee or from another country. In general, our three main activities are:

  • 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, blogs, interviews and mentors.
  • Connections: We engage and collaborate with other global and EU startup organizations to represent and strengthen the Danish startup ecosystem.
"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

Danish Startup Group is driven by volunteering individuals and mentors, who spend their time to strengthen our Danish startup community.

General management

Tomas Zhang Mathiesen Chairman LinkedIn profile
Desirée Ballegaard Board member LinkedIn profile
Vacant position Board member
Shyaamlal N Volunteer LinkedIn profile
Raheesty Nem Volunteer LinkedIn profile
Krzysztof Latkowski Volunteer LinkedIn profile
Lily Varidaki Levine Volunteer LinkedIn profile
Inesa Joksaite Volunteer LinkedIn profile
Benyamin Høier Yildiz Volunteer LinkedIn profile
Vladyslava Rogachenko Volunteer
Mariela Madzharova Volunteer LinkedIn profile
Want to join the team? Send us an email with a short motivation letter

Mentors

Ignacio Nieto Carvajal within LGBTQ in startups, founders, culture and HR/employees questions LinkedIn profile
Frederik Riber Larsen within operating in the Spanish market LinkedIn profile
Morten Dankleff Lagstrøm within sustainability and Danish food sector LinkedIn profile
Morten Karnøe within VC funding and operating in the Polish market LinkedIn profile
Ro Kumar within funding, and operating in the US markets LinkedIn profile
Volodymyr Kostandov within software and mobile app development LinkedIn profile
Aleksandar Grgic within business models, pitch decks reviews LinkedIn profile
Become a mentor? send us an email with your area of expertise

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

If you are interested in being part of our team or as a mentor, please fill out this application form.