Nordic High Growth Entrepreneurship is one of two cross-border business development programs of Accelerace Life and provides its services to selected startups in the Nordic region (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden). The best Incubators and Accelerators from the Nordic Countries have joined forces to enable faster access to international markets.

In the following section you can read about the Nordic High Growth Entrepreneurship program details:
1. What pain does the program solve?
2. What does Nordic High Growth Entrepreneurship offer to your startup?
3. Who can attend the program?
4. How does a startup benefit from being enrolled?
5. What is the outcome of the program?
6. What time frame can be expected?
7. What is expected from my startup and me?

1. What pain does the program solve?
Your startup is built on strong technology within life sciences or medical technology and you want to access different markets early? You want to verify your assumptions on your market access strategy with strong partners in the Nordic counties?
Then Nordic High Growth Entrepreneurship is the right program for your startup. We translate good research and technology into successful startups in the first cross-border high growth accelerator with a strong international network. Practical hands-on business development services are used to improve your company and enable parallel market access in all Nordic countries.


2. What does Nordic High Growth Entrepreneurship offer for your startup?
The Nordic High Growth Entrepreneurship business development program consists of two key components: mentors and labs.

Your coach will be assigned specifically to your startup and be with you all the way, helping you plan your progress and deal with challenges. He or she will be backed by a team of industry experts to make sure that your strategies and decisions are suited to your market and your customers.

Accelerace Life labs are intensive work sessions where a team of industry-specific coaches help you review and develop your business model, assess your progress and tackle your challenges. These sessions are the drivers of your strategic planning and your chance to get expert feedback and advice throughout the process.

3. Who can attend the program?
Your startup will be considered for participation in Nordic High Growth Entrepreneurship when you submit your application through this website. We will contact you shortly after whether you have been found eligible and can enter in the next round of Nordic High Growth Entrepreneurship. If you have any question about the application process please contact us. The selection process for the next program round is in the end of 2014.

4. How does a startup benefit from being enrolled?
If your startup is enrolled in the Nordic High Growth Entrepreneurship program various benefits will be accessible to you:

  • The Business development program based on Accelerace Management A/S with a proven track record
  • Industry experts specifically fitting your case in different Nordic countries
  • Parallel market access in multiple countries through our coaches
  • A strong network to international funding opportunities
  • Competitive advantages through the first European cross-border accelerator


5. What is the outcome of the program?
Nordic High Growth Entrepreneurship trains and funds startup talents with the ultimate goal of bringing your company more quickly and economically to the next step in your development. At the same time we are committed to develop entrepreneurship by sharing our knowledge and best practices. All this is done in a cross-border setup to facilitate fast and early market access to multiple Nordic counties’ markets.

6. What time frame can be expected?
The Nordic High Growth Entrepreneurship program runs in 6-month terms twice a year. During this time you should expect to participate in three labs sessions. After successfully attending the program, the coaches will follow up on your startup’s development and assist you in executing the goals..

7. What is expected from a startup?
Commitment and dedication is essential to our success. We expect the same from you. We only work with people who are willing to put in the hours and go the extra mile to succeed. In return, Accelerace Life will get you dedicated help to develop your business.

To apply your company should have:

  • A product which is innovative and unique in the Life Sciences space
  • A product that has significant international market potential
  • A strong team which can execute
  • Preferably a product with a short path to market
  • A realistic financial plan to market