CBS aims to improve Denmark’s competitiveness by fostering young innovative companies. CBS’ start-up environment, Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship (CSE), has 100 affiliated companies each year. And while many of these companies get their business model in place and learn to be self-reliant, there is still a significant unprecedented potential.
The early start-up phase with the ominous name “The Valley of Death”, is especially difficult for start-up companies to get through. It is here the association CBS StartUp can make a difference, says the President of Copenhagen Business School Per Holten-Andersen:
The association’s operations are funded by members’ subscription payments, sponsorship, fund support and public support. Djøf is the founding member of CBS StartUp and has with a grant of 733,000 DKK made it the associations existence possible.
“We are extremely pleased to have Djøf as the founding member of CBS StartUp, which has expanded its work area and network,” says Per Holten-Andersen.
Djøf has, according to the chairman of ‘Djøf Private’, Henrik Funder, chosen to support CBS StartUp with a grant of 733,000 DKK, from the now expired fund, Civil Economy Funds, to promote business economic educations.
The Danish Society for Education and Business, DSEB, has also chosen to support CBS StartUp in this early phase. The DSEB has donated 500,000 DKK.
We in Djøf, look forward to a strengthened effort in making new startups even more successful. There is an enormous creativity and dignity among CBS students, who promise sustainable growth and innovation in Danish business. We are looking forward to the coollaboration with the new association, says Henrik Funder.