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3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

3.9 Start-up funding for young entrepreneurs

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Access to information
  2. Access to capital

Access to information

Young entrepreneurs in Denmark have access to information from a range of actors:

  • Student incubators in connection with education institutions (Studentervæksthuse)
  • Municipal business service: The municipal business service is the main entrance to the promotion of business. The service covers information and counselling of entrepreneurs and enterprises
  • Regional incubators (Væksthus): Offers specialised counselling and feedback
  • The website Begingrowth (startvækst) offers information regarding legal regulations when starting a new business
  • Innovation Fund Denmark has launched an entrepreneurial guideline with information on funding, application process, etc.
  • Innovation Fund Denmark, the Danish Growth Fund, and the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship offer guidance on programmes, funding, and applications
  • The Danish business centres across the five regions offer information, courses and mentoring for young entrepreneurs.


Access to capital

The Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship provides microgrants to young/student entrepreneurs and project grants to education institutions (see section 3.8).

The Danish Growth Fund offers capital and competences to young entrepreneurs in the form of:

  • Loans for entrepreneurs
  • Guarantees
  • Venture capital

Danish enterprises and entrepreneurs have access to a large number of public funding at national, regional, and European level.

National funding programmes for entrepreneurs in Denmark
Regional programmes for entrepreneurs in Denmark

Capital Region of Denmark

Region Zealand

The North Denmark Region

The Central Denmark Region

The Region of Southern Denmark

European level