Lions' Den

4-minute pitch, 2-minute tech demo, 5 lions, 250.00 DKK prize, 1 winner

Lions' Den is the culmination of each Fall semester, where all the teams will pitch their burning ideas in front of 5 lions (investors) to try to rip the 1st prize from their clutches, and we will record it so you can watch it online!

Meet the lions

We have found 5 fierce lions for the Fall 2018 edition of Lions' Den, who will be jurying our teams business potential and technologies, and deciding who will get the big prizes. Meet them:

Niels Korsholm

Lion #1

Niels is a Senior Executive with comprehensive CEO and COO experience from significant Danish and European Professional Services companies on digital leadership. Furthermore, he has successfully started his own company several times and he is now involved in numerous startups as angel investor, mentor or non-executive board member.

Eva M. Holst-Andersen

Lion #2

Having acted as attorney at law, Head of HR and Legal, board member, MD etc. within various industries like the construction, ingredients, machinery etc. Eva has many years of wide operational and strategic experience within the corporate world bringing both small and huge companies and organizations to success. Besides working on her own start-up, board memberships etc. Eva recently bought 49% of a young company focusing on recycling products.

Rolf Garde

Lion #3

In his 20 years as a leader, Rolf repeatedly proved that he can develop a business to be successful. He has sold 2 own companies with good profits and know what is required to increase the value of a business. Rolf helps companies to create growth and / or greater bottom line / value. This is done as either business angel, adviser, investor or as part-time / interim manager.

Anders Kjær

Lion #4

Anders is Investment Manager at PreSeed Ventures. At the same time, Anders is Board Member in a number of startups, mainly in the HealthTech and Digital Health domain. Coming from a corporate background, he masters finances and strategic management within an organization.

Michael Vaag

Lion #5

Michael has worked as management consultant in two different consulting companies with focus on increasing the productivity of the operations and logistics mainly by means of Lean and TPM. He has more than 30 years of extensive competences and experiences within the area of strategic production development.

The Venue

We are enormously lucky and grateful to have the chance to host our event in an astonishing venue. This time, we will be recording in a meeting room in the top floor of Nykredit's building in Sydhavn, with incredible views to the channel and to Amager.

The Prizes

In this first edition of Lions' Den we will have 2 prizes: We will have a 25.000 DKK prize grant (sponsored by Otto Bruuns Fond) to the best technology demonstration / prototype, and a combo prize consisting of a 50.000 grant to spend on prototyping and/or startup services + 200.000 DKK Discovery Loan (sponsored by PreSeed Ventures) to be unlocked at the end of their studies if the winning team continues maturing the project.

Watch it online in January 2019

The event will happen in the upcoming weeks, but you will not be able to see it live. Instead, you will need to wait until January to watch some of the best pitches, and then, the decision on who the winner will be, will be released on the 4th February 2019. This is the day when the next batch of HardTech entrepreneurs are starting, and they will be the first ones to know who the winners are! If you want to watch the videos of the pitches and the awarding, follow us on Facebook and on Linkedin!