fbpx

The Beyond Beta Accelerator

Beyond Beta is Denmark’s top-tier accelerator program for promising startups with a demonstrated growth ambition. We support founders in setting their businesses up for private investment and rapid scaling.

Across the three founding partner organizations of Beyond Beta, we have worked with over 1.000 startups. Beyond Beta is the culmination of those many years of experience.

 

We strive to leverage this experience to significantly increase the survival rate of newborn startups in Denmark under the influence of COVID19 and boost their odds of success.

“We feel Beyond Beta should be an integral part of every startup journey. Your program is above and beyond expectations, and is really something that has helped our company fast-forward a couple of years over the last few months!”

 

– Casper Kraken, CEO, Fooducer

Who is behind
Beyond Beta?

The accelerator is operated by:

The accelerator is co-financed by:

The team

Business Accelerators

Claus Kristensen

Partner,

Accelerace

 

Claus has 15 years of experience within the startup industry both as a founder and investor. He is co-founder of Wupti.com and has proven his competencies in business development, sales and internationalization.

Christian Waarst

Business Developer,

Accelerace

 

Christian has many years of experience with international sales management and introducing new products and services to market. He is particularly strong within the Digital Health, Medtech and Life Science industries.

David Ventzel

Partner & Fund Manager,
Accelerace

David is a tech entrepreneur with more than 13 years of experience in the startup industry. He has strong analytical and creative skills and deep domain knowledge.

Jack Peters

Head of Venture Scouting,
Accelerace

Jack has experience in both the corporate and startup world and bridges the two, helping Accelerace startups collaborate with our corporate partners. Jack builds Accelerace’s partnerships with international startup ecosystems and is the go-to guy for connection to opportunities.

Mads Løntoft

Head of Acceleration,

Accelerace

Mads has years of experience with business development and funding both as a founder and investor. He has been extensively involved with tech companies and their commercialization from research to market scaling.

Michael Böwadt

Investment Manager,

Accelerace

 

Michael has more than 20 years of experience within the sound industry. He uses agile methods and has strong expertise within many different segments and verticals of the sound industry.

Peter Birk

Head of Business Development,

Accelerace

Peter has a Ph.D. in molecular biology and has held senior positions in various biotech companies and has extensive knowledge relating to the value chain in biotech; commercially and scientifically. He is an experienced advisor within business development, investments, R&D planning and execution, project evaluation, etc.

Peter Torstensen

Managing Partner & CEO,

Accelerace

Peter has more than 25 years of experience with startups. He has experience with building own startups, investing in more than 50 startups, advising startups and is the founder of Accelerace.

Sebastian Løvgreen

Entrepreneur in Residence,
Accelerace

Sebastian is an entrepreneur by heart, and he co-founded CBS Talks in 2013 and Chabber (an Accelerace alumni) in 2016. Another thing close to his heart is politics, which got him a seat in the Government’s ‘Counsel for Sharing Economy’ in 2019.

Yohanna Gustafsson

Marketing Coordinator,
Accelerace

Yohanna is a creative thinker with a strategic overview. She has a proven track-record helping startups grow their online presence by planning and delivering compelling content for websites, SoMe, blogs etc. If you have specific questions about that (or reward-based crowdfunding), she is your gal.

Marianne Danling

Project Manager,

Erhvervshus Sydjylland

 

Marianne has supported many startups in their scaling and market entry strategies. She has been situated in Berlin since 1994, and with her international network, she has helped numerous Danish companies with financing and market development.

Hans Christian Andersen

Business Development Consultant,

Erhvervshus Hovedstaden

Hans Christian has developed and sold solutions both nationally and internationally. His core competencies are infrastructure, IT and telecommunications. Hans Christian has deep-going experience with establishing early-stage product-market fit on international markets, especially in Europe, Asia and the US.

Palle Brun Nielsen

Senior Consultant,

Erhvervshus Midtjylland

 

Palle has more than 20 years of experience within the financial sector, primary with focus on consulting SMEs. He regularly works with optimizing companies’ financial structure, liquidity management and financing options.

Anders Nørgaard

Business Development Consultant,

Erhvervshus Nordjylland

Anders is a growth guide and helps entrepreneurs with writing a business plan and creating a business. He is certified in the GrowthWheel – a tool which gives businesses a snapshot of their areas of development – and can therefore help map a businesses’ growth potential.

Bjarne Sørensen

Business Development Consultant,

Erhvervshus Fyn

 

Bjarne has 40+ years experience in business development, strategy, management and sales, and is a board member of numerous Danish and international organizations. As an external examiner in Danish universities, he possesses deep insight and knowledge about the interaction between educational institutions and companies.

Project Management

Mads Løntoft

Head of Acceleration,

Accelerace

Frederik Stoltze

Head of Marketing & IT,

Accelerace

Anne Handlos

Project Manager,
Copenhagen Business Hub

Frederik Lean Hansen

Project Manager,

Danish Design Centre

 

Yohanna Gustafsson

Marketing Coordinator,
Accelerace

Rebecca Guacan

Community and Program Manager,
Accelerace

Christof Kiefer

Project Manager,

Danish Design Centre

 

Board

Peter Torstensen

Managing Partner & CEO,

Accelerace

Gunhild Sander Garsdal

Project Manager,

Copenhagen Business Hub

Christoffer H. Malling

Program Manager,

Danish Design Centre

Download our media
kit & logo pack

Media Kit

Logo Pack

Scroll to Top