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
Shyaamlal N Project Manager LinkedIn profile
Raheesty Nem Project Manager LinkedIn profile
Benyamin Høier Yildiz Finance Manager LinkedIn profile
Vladyslava Rogachenko Analyst LinkedIn profile
Sophie Shuhui Cao Podcast host LinkedIn profile
Nicolae Mariuta Journalist LinkedIn profile
Maria Christiansen Community Manager LinkedIn profile
Anamaria Roxana Rosu Event Manager LinkedIn profile
Want to join the team? Send us an email with a short motivation letter

Volunteering mentors

Cary Bailey-Findley Within strategic HR, high performing cultures, talent development and acquisition LinkedIn profile
Grant Newlin Within businesses operations anywhere from land to label in the agrifood sector” LinkedIn profile
Hanna Leudanskaya-Witt Within Public relations, Strategic communications and Media-relations focusing on Femtech & HealthTech start-ups. LinkedIn profile
Željko Bellina Within European Innovation Council (EIC) funding opportunities - grant proposals and equity investment LinkedIn profile
Ignacio Nieto Carvajal within LGBTQ in startups, founders, culture and HR/employees questions LinkedIn profile
Morten Dankleff Lagstrøm within sustainability and Danish food sector 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

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 Head of Entrepreneurship, Dansk Erhverv LinkedIn profile


Henrik H. Boelsmand CTO, ejendom.com LinkedIn profile
Mogens W. Brolin Founder, LEDER.forendag LinkedIn profile
Jørgen Gøl Procurement Lead, FMC Corporation LinkedIn profile
Niels-Henrik Møller Consultant, Trafikstyrelsen 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

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