The Green Crowdfunding Accelerator has begun!
The applications are in and we have selected the 32 most dedicated and promising startups to develop their sustainable project and launch their campaign through the Green Crowdfunding Accelerator, a 5-month program designed to bring startups from an early stage business to an investment-ready product.
This is the first crowdfunding accelerator supporting sustainable ideas to get ground through peer to peer vision!
To create successful green initiatives by supporting startups from the beginning of their business journey, to gaining funds and expanding their business
What does the program entail?
With support from the Danish Business Authority, participants will attend 3 masterclasses run by Coop Crowdfunding providing them with crowdfunding tools to launch their campaign, as well as one-on-one support from a Sustainary Green Mentor offering guidance to develop their business. At the end of the accelerator, startups will get a chance to connect with stakeholders and investors, as well as present their product at Sustainary’s Green Expo in June.
Applications for the first round are now CLOSED.
A new batch of Green Crowdfunding Accelerator participants will open in May.
BE THE FIRST TO KNOW!
Applications for the first round are now CLOSED.
A new batch of Green Crowdfunding Accelerator participants will open in May.
BE THE FIRST TO KNOW!
Meet the First Green Accelerator Program Cohort!
Meet Sustainary’s Green Mentors
We are extremely grateful to our mentors for their contribution to the growth of the Danish sustainability ecosystem, and the success of the new generation of green organizers through this mentorship program. Mentors will be paired with participants and provide them with 18-hours of one-on-one support throughout their campaign launch and business development journey.
Kristian has 10+ years in business development leadership and management, through Business Hub Zealand (Danish: Erhvervshus Sjælland), where he currently works as a business development specialist. Kristian met with 80-100 startups and SMEs each year when he dived deep into anything from business modelling, team challenges, investor/partner pitching as well as public funding opportunities.
Many years of experience with both organizational and business development as well as product development – including artificial intelligence and digitization. As a manager and former entrepreneur, has faced all the challenges that managers in growth companies experience every day. He also has had his own consulting company, where he supported many companies to optimize organization and processes that created a basis for growth, as he is currently doing as a business developer at Copenhagen Business Hub.
Co-Founder & Innovation at Lulu Lab
Co-Founder of Lulu Lab and winner of the Global Innovation Challenge #IdeasChangeLives 2020 hosted by the British Council, Sally has a background in corporate innovation and tech partnerships. Has worked abroad in Mexico and India, and is an active alumnus in Ashoka ChangemakerXchange — a global community for social entrepreneurs.
CEO at Gumzzz
Tech entrepreneur with a solid educational and professional experience in the UK and Scandinavia. He is highly passionate and engaged in innovation and entrepreneurship, trying to grow and to bring digitalization into niche markets. In the last couple of years, Vlad has launched 3 businesses with a nucleus of over 40 employees specialized in marketing, business development, sales, customer care, web design and programming.
Founder, COO at GUIDEN65
Sussi works with people and teams wanting to integrate innovation and entrepreneurial tools, know-how, and behaviours as part of their problem-solving. Leveraging deep knowledge of new technologies for product and concept innovation, she is looking forward to finding teams & ideas with great potential and accelerating them.
Senior Project Manager at CLEAN
Scott is a Senior Project Manager at CLEAN, wherewith Sustainary has a long collaboration history, here he is developing the City Solutions Platform to accelerate innovative climate solutions in global cities around the world in collaboration with C40 Cities Leadership Group. He defines himself as a passionate climate change project manager and leader, as well as a communication, event and workshop organiser with expert knowledge gained from international experiences. His areas of knowledge include supporting organisations driving for social impact in the face of climate change challenges.
Capability Development Consultant at UNDP
Adriana Romero- Andersen, capability development consultant at UNDP, is ready to guide both entrepreneurs and group participants in reaching their goals and making their own business decisions. Her communication and interpersonal skills have made her an effective facilitator and project manager. She is passionate about storytelling and inspiring creativity to harness social impact.
Senior project manager at TDC Group
Dedicated and passionate sustainability and supply chain professional with 10+ years’ of experience working in heavy industry, in a sustainability start-up, at the United Nations and now in telecommunications as a Senior Sustainability Consultant at TDC Group. Alexander’s knowledge lies in developing and implementing programs to address environmental and socio-economic impacts using market-based approaches. He lived and worked in 8 different countries, he truly thrived in an international setting!
Anne Katrine Heje Larsen
CEO at DISIE
Anne-Katrine is an experienced entrepreneur working with multiple branches. She has in particular a strong interest in Sustainable Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation.
Anne- Katrine believes that a key to solve the world’s most pressing challenges is to build strong ecosystems, both national and global, around Sustainable Entrepreneurs.
Director at CLEAN
Currently, director of CLEAN with responsibility for the business and environmental technology areas, Maria has strong competences within project management, environmental economics and climate strategy development. Among other things, CLEAN has a long collaboration history with Sustainary, we have no doubts that Maria’s leadership will guide any start-up towards the green transition.
Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Management & Product Portfolio at Nilfisk
He has worked in both developed and emerging markets across Americas, EMEA and APAC and has lived in China, in fact he excels in delivering results where international teams must collaborate across functional and cultural boundaries to put the customer first and execute with impact. He is passionate about building high performance teams and thrive in the intersection between business and technology.
CEO at FABULABOX
Alexandra is a committed designer of educational, inclusive, eco- designed and made in France toys. She has been advising start-ups within 4 years in the areas: marketing, communication & business strategist, Advocacy, Sustainability and Inclusion, in fact she is officially advising for the program ‘EmpowHer’ in France as well.
Fernanda Secco de Oliveira
Marketing partner at Ørsted
Fernanda is a passionate writer, creative problem-solver, and community enthusiast. With an extensive international background, she has +10 years of experience ranging from film and content production to digital marketing and event planning. As part of the Global Branding & Marketing team, Fernanda supports the markets in increasing awareness of what Ørsted stands forand knowledge of renewable energy across Europe, North America, and Asia.
Strategic business development manager at AeroGuest
Ibrahim’s experience with startups has been revolving around the strategic and commercial areas. He has been working on developing new business strategies and launching products in new markets. Currently, a Strategic Business Development manager at AeroGuest, Ibrahim will contribute in completing your sustainable business with a sustainable business model. Right after creating an impactful solution or product the question arises: How do I build a sustainable business now? That’s exactly what Ibrahim will support you on.
Head of Business Development at AeroGuest
Jan has extensive experience in Customer Success with demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Currently, he is the Head of Business Development at AeroGuest. His skills range from negotiation, event management, training and research. Jan’s vast experience within the business area will give new insights to startups in developing their strategies.
Consultant at Danish ICT industry association (IT-Branchen)
Sustainable business development is about more than reducing CO2, it is about creating a society of people and businesses, working together to improve the quality of life for all, in every part of the world. Sif works within politics, public and business development, her mission is to make the world a better place, one sustainable business or one great customer experience at a time. Sif is currently a Business consultant at IT Branchen. She works with some of the most exciting companies within IT, spreading the word and partaking in their journey towards sustainability.
Susie A. Ruff
CEO and Executive Advisor at RUFF&CO
Susie is a result oriented executive with substantial knowledge and experience in the fields of innovation, business development and internationalization. Susie always has a global perspective when it comes to projects, clients and partnerships. She always has value creation at the center.
Sustainability Programme Manager at Chr. Hansen
During the last 10 years, Rune has worked with various Danish companies and international projects related to Sustainability, as he is passionate about working in developing sustainable strategies and concepts, and making them come to life in reality and in numbers.
He has a distinctive background in mechanical engineering and product development and is currently a Sustainability Programme manager at Chr. Hansen.
CEO at DSTN Ventures
Daiva’s mission is to support the development of sustainable businesses that bring positive impact into our lives and our planet. She defines herself as an entrepreneur at heart with wholistic approach for product, business and brand growth based on future-fit innovation and business models. With 20+ years in piloting and scaling new businesses and leading successful innovation teams. She is currently running her own consulting firm, providing on target advisory services to international clients, coaching & mentoring
Owner / CEO at Something Green
Mona has a background in environmental planning as she worked in waste management and recycling, being in charge of the communications and reaching 90.000 citizens, and 10.000 businesses. Currently, Mona is the founder of Something Green, she has worked with: CHOOSE, Heathrow Airport, Skyscanner and Lonely Planet touching upon multiple industries. Mona will give green companies the tools they need to make a dent in the world.
Leader at Helix Consulting
Versatile background with multiple startups, working with innovation programs and projects for SME´s, NGO´s, public institutions and universities. With his broad perspective on sustainable development and growth, he will support startups on the same green journey. Since 1994 he has worked as manager and consultant in various industries, to mention some: housing, consultancy, manufacturing, healthcare and administration. He has several years of experience in strategic, tactic and operational management and 7+ years as Business Consultant.
Business Relation Manager at Copenhagen School of Entrpreneurship
A strategic and value-driven thinker with 20+ years experience of portfolio of startup development programs and Hi-Tech/IT-based new venture investment, currently Business Relation Manager at Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship. He is self-motivated and result-oriented professional with a unique blend of technical knowledge and investment management. Farhad’s areas of specialization are: Venture building, business planning, and business relationship management.
CIO - Chief Innovability - Sustainable Innovation at Sintecsys
Osmar has 10 years of experience within Green Tech and Impact Solutions. He works together with scientists developing partnerships and projects with the leading community of Climate, Forest, and Agriculture hubs in Brazil. In 2019 Sintecsys was recognized SDG tech award by Sustainary, and he was able to visit Denmark and meet a prominent group of Climate Tech initiatives. He is also responsible for the SDG development goals at Sintecsys.
Director, Head of EMEA DSO Sales at 3shape
Skilled leader within business development, strategy, M&A from multiple industries, mainly medtech and software.Driver/contributor of several strategic, organizational and commercial transformation programs in B2B industries on a global scale. Led +10 completed + many unrealized M&A processes.Structured and analytical problem solver and leade Passionate, energetic, extrovert personality with international experience.
Managing Director at Cowden
Mentoring and advising business owners for over 20 years through support and advice in developing their business strategy. With a degree in environmentalism (RES Wye College (Imperial) Uni London) and a background in business from outdoor brands, PLC’s and start-ups through to companies looking to become more sustainable I have a wide range of experience in mentoring leaders.
Group Senior Vice President at Vestas
Senior Executive with 15 years of experience in the wind energy Industry. Fully preoccupied and committed to supporting the decarbonization of the energy system. Specialized in Business Development, Public Affairs, Marketing, Communications and Sustainability
Inga Stein Burgaard
Manager at Seek+see
Inga has 10+ years of work experience in strategy, innovation, sustainability and business development from management consulting from Ramboll Management Consulting and Accenture in a broad range of industries, particularly within (renewables) energy. She is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship and has participated in Ramboll’s first Innovation Accelerator herself and has been a lead mentor and panelist for the GoGrow program at Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship. She wants to help start-ups succeed and contribute to more women becoming successful entrepreneurs.
Anemette Seeberg Hansen
Global Business Development Manager
Anmette’s has more than 15 years of experiences within advisory services and strategic business development – including focus on both the broad sustainability agenda as well as specifically circular economy, working with/within both SMVs, international operating companies and organizations.
She affirms that Working cross-organizational, across different functions and cultures “fuels” her with energy and speeds up her eagerness to create results.
Sustainability Manager at Better Energy
Currently, Sustainability Manager at Better Energy, Medine is a Sustainability specialist, communicator, and strategic thinker with the ability to translate complex information into clear, concise and compelling communications that advance the sustainability cause. Proud stakeholder of Better Energy and supporter of the sustainable transformation, Medine extensive experience and enthusiasm within the green sector will be mentoring you through your green journey.
CEO at Naboskab
He has worked with accelerating green transition for both private companies, municipalities and government institutions. He advised many SME’s and start-ups on climate strategy, circular business-model, waste, CO2 footprint, energy, customer engagement, and communication. He has worked with textiles, plastics, electronics, construction, food and energy, and also good connections with universities, the waste sector, and public sector. As an anthropologist his focus is often on customers, employees and stakeholders.
Sustainability Manager at SDG Lead
I work as a Sustainability Manager at SDG Lead – a boutique consultancy specialised in corporate sustainability and responsible investing. Our clients are corporates, investors, and asset managers, which we help make sustainability strategies, ESG screening tools and ambitious sustainability programmes. I am also part of the core team behind SDG Invest – a Danish investment fund that invest in global sustainable equity. Prior to SDG lead, I worked in the financial sector, the Danish Foreign Ministry and a Danish branch of an international NGO where I have also been part of the Board of Directors.
Maria Østergård Christie
Growth Hacker at Liisabike
I help companies with digital strategies and help them getting awareness in the digital world. I do it with a clear and effective strategy by creating good content tailored to the different kind of omnichannels used. The activities are meausured and tracked, so I know which channels creating the most sale! My skills are digital sales, SoMe, SEO, creating content, GA tracking and commercial activiteties on webpages.
Achievements: Getting the companies on page one on Google, successfull SoMe strategies creating more awareness and getting more trafic to the webpage = increacing sale.
Johan Arnø Kryger
Passionate about working with industry as well as governments and stakeholders to mobilise private sector resources for a better world. In-depth knowledge about the lifestyle sector and it’s human, societal and environmental implications. One of the leading figures behind establishing the renowned think-tank, Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), a global leadership forum with economic and political backing from multinational industry leaders.
Strategic Sustainability Consultant & Systemic Leadership Coach
Mikkel is a Kaospilot and holds a MSc in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability. He has a far past as an entrepreneur in the specialty coffee industry. He has since worked with political innovation, social innovation, product development, IT development, organizational development, business development and leadership coaching. Today he is an independent consultant focusing on strategic advisory for sustainable development and educating on design for sustainability – how to innovate for a regenerative future.
Chief Strategist at Humanitrack
Passionate about innovation, sustainability, and empowering aspiring entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Lucy has 10+ years’ experience in leadership, strategy planning and innovation. As a start-up mentor, she enjoys seeing teams go from strength to strength.She is looking forward to support the green crowdfunding participants.
Co-Founder of TURTLE
I have been working the last 8 years in the textile industry with sourcing, buying and general supply management. My absolute expertise is innovative and sustainable solutions within the value chain. Today I am co-founder of the danish company TURTLE, which is a company with immense focus on sustainable clothing solutions. Through my job I have seen more than 50 different suppliers in Asia, ME and Europe. So, I am skilled in both cultural differences, the importance of a strong supplier-customer-relationship and the art of negotiation.
Owner of FoodEfficiency
Karin has over 20 years of international experience from the food industry and other FMCGs where she has worked across supply chains from farm to fork. Main focus is Sustainability, Global food trends and Food Safety in the global supply chain.