Wed May 05 // 16:00 - 18:00


Trust & Tech



Student Entrepreneurship Summit

How to turn hard work of students into real venture opportunities? Follow the Student Entrepreneurship Summit to meet loads of successful cases and inspiring people from the ecosystem.

Key Take-aways

  • Inspiration for how to overcome the digital hurdle as a student entrepreneur
  • Concrete examples on how you can work with digital business models
  • Insights into the student entrepreneurship ecosystem

One of the largest strengths of the educational ecosystems is the ability to build talents to navigate in the future digital opportunity landscape. In Aarhus and Denmark over the past 5 years we’ve seen an ever-increasing focus on leveraging experimental learning and turning the results of the hard work of students into real venture opportunities.

At the Student Entrepreneurship Summit we will unfold examples and cases of building successful student startups and discuss the setups needed to accelerate the student startup incubation programs.


16.00: Welcome and setting the stage

  • Klaus Greve & Martin Storkholm Nielsen, VIA University College

16.10: Panel discussion: Building digital startups while studying

  • Astrid Vinther Andersen, ParkShare
  • Simon Staack Jørgensen, Emplate
  • Joachim Espeland, QuadSAT
  • Moderator: Klaus Greve & Martin Storkholm Nielsen, VIA University College

17.00: Closing the funding gap for student entrepreneurship in Denmark

  • Tilde Reffstrup, Projektleder & Udviklingskonsulent, Fonden for Entreprenørskab
  • Lasse Chor, Happy42

17.20: Panel discussion: How can Denmark/Aarhus become the best launchpad  for student entrepreneurship

  • Anne Kirketerp, Head of Education for Communication and Multimedia, Erhvervsakademi Aarhus
  • Erik Løvgren Brejner, VIA
  • Christian Buur, Innovationschef, Aarhus Universitet
  • Moderator: Mette Hoberg Tønnesen, The Link

17.55: Closing remarks

  • Klaus Greve & Martin Storkholm Nielsen, VIA University College

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