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3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

3.9 Start-up funding for young entrepreneurs

Last update: 25 March 2024
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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 connected with education institutions (Studentervæksthuse)
  • Municipal business services: The municipal business services are the main entrance to the promotion of business. The services cover information and counselling for entrepreneurs and enterprises
  • Regional incubators (Væksthus) offer specialised counselling and feedback
  • The 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 the national, regional, and European levels.

National funding programmes for entrepreneurs in Denmark

Regional programmes for entrepreneurs in Denmark

The North Denmark Region

The Central Denmark Region

Future Food Innovation

The Region of Southern Denmark

European level