All about us

Together we create growth and development

Who we are?

Next Step Challenge is a dedicated team who, in collaboration with our network of industry experts, help ambitious companies gain new competences as well as create change and sustained growth. Since 2013, we have helped more than 100 national and international companies with great potential for growth.

How we work?

We work with a structured approach for business development based on a combination of training, sparring and experience from industry experts. We continuously search the market, and screen and select companies in collaboration with our experts. That is why we only work with companies we believe in.

Why we do what we do?

We are passionate about innovation and development and feel responsible to the society we live in.
We know that collaboration and knowledge sharing amongst entrepreneurs, smaller businesses, large established companies, scientists, cluster organizations and investors is the key to growth, innovation and development for all parties in the ecosystem. Collaboration is neccesary to solve the world’s challenges. That is why we support UN Sustainable Goal #17 on Partnerships for Sustainable Growth.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please call us or send us a message.


Scale up, Innovate & Grow

Opnå vækst og succes for din virksomhed. Scale-Up Denmark is funded by the European Regional Development Fund

Scale-Up Denmark

Next Step Challenge is part of the Danish national initiative Scale-Up Denmark, to support ambitious entrepreneurs and small enterprises in realizing the full growth potentials.

Scale-Up Denmark is defined by the 12 Danish strongholds as the 12 industries with special focus in Denmark. Three strongholds are powered by Next Step Challenge: Energy Efficient Technologies, Offshore Industry and Experience Economy & Tourism. The Scale-Up Denmark initiative is managed by the Danish Business Authorities and is supported by the EU Fund for Regional Developments.

The aim is to establish an elite of high-growth companies in Denmark.

• Attract high performing enterprises – Danish and international.
• Engage market leading firms from the regional eco-system.
• Provide easy access to the Danish business support system.
• Create growth and jobs in Denmark.

Read more about Scale-Up Denmark
Hjælp til iværksættere med Boost Esbjerg

Boost Esbjerg in Next Step Challenge

We support local innovation and offer start-ups from the Esbjerg area a 6-month Boost program.

As a start-up you will have a business mentor and a facilitator to guide you through the issues you might have in scaling your new business. In the Boost program you also benefit from the Next Step Challenge network and you can join Next Step Challenge workshops.


Visit Boost Esbjerg