Congratulations to the winners!
All participants made fantastic presentations on stage at the the Next Step Challenge Finale Event on 29. May 2019.
After 5 month of business development the participating companies now have their 5-year growth plan to reach the full potential of their business. That is worth celebrating!Meet the finalists
Key Note Speaker
PolyTech – a local growth journey
Key note speaker Mads Kirkegaard from PolyTech will inspire us with the lessons they learned over the past decade of extreme growth.
PolyTech is a supplier to the vind power industry. Through constant product development, PolyTech has met the industry demands, almost before the customer realized they needed it!
Mads Kirkegaard is a Corporate Partner in Next Step Challenge to share his experiences in the advisory boards for the participating high-growth companies.
See the business opportunities in SDG
A report claims that Danish businesses can create new market opportunities worth 400 billion DKK by 2030 – by focussing on the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Minister for International Development Ulla Tørnæs was a guest at the Next Step Challenge Finale Event, where she presented the winners of the 3 industries and shared insights on how Danish businesses can exploid the Danish stronghold positions internationally.
The professional Selection Boards, finding the most scaleable finalists
Supporting ambitious entrepreneurs
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 entire Danish business support system.
• Create growth and jobs in Denmark.