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Accelerator

Beyond Beta means turning our back on the traditional accelerator model.

Beyond Beta is built from the experience of working with over 1.000 startups in Denmark. What we’ve learned is that for way too long, European accelerators have tried to replicate the success of their counterparts in Silicon Valley. Yet, our reality here on this continent is different. Therefore, we need to re-think what we accelerate.

Beyond Beta is the result of that re-thinking process. We offer you and your co-founders a next-generation accelerator: A modular platform-based approach of tailored offerings that match your startup’s individual needs. 

By joining the program, you will get the chance to go through a rigorous process of simultaneous learning, networking and executing on your business. The purpose is dual: With help from top industry experts and seasoned founders as well as our investment experts, we help you gear up your startup for rapid scaling and enable you to raise private funding.

We help you:
  • Gear up all aspects of your business for rapid scaling
  • Become investment-ready
  • Find and meet relevant investors, corporates and experts
  • Get access to necessary resources and services

But there’s a catch. Beyond Beta is divided into three phases with cut-offs every six weeks. Although we take no equity, you need to display the right commitment and ability to learn and execute. We will select only the best startups to move on to the next phase of the accelerator and unlock more opportunities.

We close for applications every 6 months. Check out the deadlines for the next cohort under News.

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Camps,
workshops &
masterclasses

We strive to hit the sweet spot between offering you the
most fundamental must-haves in compressed 3-day camps, while balancing it with just the right amount of customization.

Each module is made up of a brief knowledge-download
combined with an extensive workshop, where you will apply what you’ve just learned, to your own business. After each camp you have several weeks to turn what you developed during our camps into reality. We will then follow up with an evaluation day, where we will go through your progress and give each other feedback.

We will also host a number of deep-dives into different
topics throughout the program.

All events are a fantastic way to engage with your fellow
entrepreneurs. Learning at Beyond Beta happens just as much
horizontally from your peers as it happens vertically from
our veteran experts.

Mentoring

We know every startup journey is different and every founder needs a different kind of support. That’s why we will hook you up with your personal coach throughout the entire  program. Your coach makes sure, you get the most of what we have to offer.

Entrepreneurs we have worked with in the past, have time and
again highlighted this as a key value-creating factor of our
accelerator. It is a unique chance to spar with someone, who
does not have an economic interest in your business and
only wants the best for you.

Network

Throughout the consortium, we have collectively worked with over 1.000 startups to date and over the past many years, we have compiled an incredible number of industry experts, serial entrepreneurs, investors, lawyers, etc., in our network.

They all want to engage in this pay-forward culture of boosting the ecosystem together. Joining our accelerator gives you access to this amazing community of the able and the willing.

Extra Resources

Founding a startup is about accumulating resources. We give you a head-start with a comprehensive resource platform consisting of helpful tools, access to crucial software and IT (AWS, Google Cloud, Contractbook, HubSpot), but also the opportunity to borrow our pre-selected interns or a growth-hacking CEO in residence.

Acceleration Phases

The accelertor is divided up in 3 gated phases. That means, after each phase, we will select only the best performing teams to move to the next phase. The acceleration phases, though, are more than just a sequence of stages that you go through. Each phase consists of one learning loop of Preparing –> Internalizing –> Executing –> Evaluating.

Launch your growth journey now by joining our online platform get started today.

The online platform is designed in way that it can stand alone and provide value in itself. Yet, it will also give you a headstart into the program and help you significantly in crafting a winning application for our core accelerator. Once you start the accelerator program, we will require you to have gone through the online material beforehand.

We are always open for applications, so do not hesitate to send yours as soon as you feel ready. We close for applications every 6 months. Find the next deadlines under News.

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Phase 01

Phase 1 builds directly on the foundation of the modules from the launchpad and starts off with a 3-day Boot Camp, where we will work intensively on:

  • How you obtain product-market-fit
  • How to enhance your value proposition
  • How to go to market in a selected beachhead market.
  • How to apply design methods on building your business

By front-loading the modules online, we can focus entirely on working with you and your team during all 3 days of the Boot Camp.

You will meet the different mentors affiliated with our accelerator and together find the best match for which mentor will accompany you throughout the rest of your journey with us. We will discuss your and our expectations for the program and set individual development goals for the following months.

During the following 4 weeks, you will test your assumptions formulated during the Boot Camp and execute on the topics set for this period.

Based on your individual development during these first weeks, we will decide whether you move on to phase 2.

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Phase 02

Phase 2 kicks off with a 3-day Training Camp where we focus on gearing up your business for scale. This means we will sit down with you and start sketching organisational structures that put your organisation in a position for sustainable growth.

Following the Training Camp, you will again work extensively on the course you set during the camp for 4 weeks.

From Phase 2 onwards, you will have access to our resource platform with helpful tools, interns 4 hire, CEOs in residence, and much more.

After this phase follows the hardest cut during our program, where only half of the remaining teams will proceed to the third and final phase.

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Phase 03

Phase 3 is entirely customised to your personal journey and needs. We will focus on introducing you to relevant investors and make sure you are set up for successful funding negotiations.

Throughout phase 2 and 3, we will host a series of virtual and on-site deep dives to specific topics like using metrics and KPIs.

You will continue to have access to our resource platform with helpful tools, interns 4 hire, CEOs in residence, and much more.

Demo Day marks the end of the program, where the whole cohort will get back together and celebrate the achievements of the last 5 months. The founders remaining from phase 3 will get to pitch on stage.

Who can apply?

The Beyond Beta accelerator is for startups who have a clear vision, ambition and ability for growth. That means you can apply if you:

  • have a scalable business model and address a growing, international market
  • have a Danish CVR number that was registered after 1.09.2016
  • have already reached a significant milestone on your journey. At the very least, a MVP that gained some traction
  • have at least one co-founder committed full-time to the business and a team with a diverse and complementary skill-set
  • are financially able and willing to invest five months into intensively building your startup with us
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Accelerator
Locations

To reach out to all the ecosystems and clusters across
Denmark, the Founder’s Open and Phase 1 will take place in different cities. However, it is entirely up to you, which cohort you choose to apply for – no matter where in the country you are situated. Across all cohorts, we will host a series of physical events in Copenhagen, so you must be prepared to take the journey every once in a while.

Cohort 01
Copenhagen

Start October 2020

Cohort 02
Aarhus

Start spring 2021

Cohort 03
Odense

Start summer 2021

Cohort 04
Aalborg

Start winter 2021

Cohort 05
Copenhagen

Start spring 2021

Cohort 01
Copenhagen

Start autumn 2020

Cohort 02
Aarhus

Start spring 2021

Cohort 03
Odense

Start summer 2021

Cohort 04
Aalborg

Start winter 2021

Cohort 05
Copenhagen

Start spring 2021

FAQ

Early-stage (typically pre-seed) startups registered in Denmark and fulfilling the criteria mentioned above.

You can always apply. We close for applications twice a year. You can find the next deadline under News.

To reach out into all the different areas in Denmark, we will hold events in all big cities across the country.

You can take part in any of them regardless where you are situated.
We recommend applying for the cohort that fits your development stage best (that can sometimes mean waiting half a year) instead of prioritising location.

We have a committee  consisting of of people from the different partner organisations and your personal business mentor who will decide if you proceed based on how we evaluate your personal performance and progression during the program.