TechBBQ partnered with Beyond Beta to bring you an exciting startup program!
Beyond Beta is Denmark’s top-tier accelerator program for promising startups with a demonstrated growth ambition. Beyond Beta helps the best startups in Denmark to quickly lay the foundations for a scalable business and attract the right investors. They offer different programs tailored to your needs and where the focus is on transforming your idea into a sustainable business.
This was our program for 2023!
Beyond Beta Presents: TalkBBQ on Tour
We took our beloved concept of a bite-size TechBBQ - TalkBBQ on tour and hosted it in five different cities in Denmark!
The overarching theme of Beyond Beta Presents TalkBBQ on Tour was CHAOS:
Between the market downturn and economic realities, last year brought its share of challenges for founders and business leaders worldwide. The global sense (and reality) of chaos and uncertainty did not leave the Danish startup ecosystem untouched and many founders are facing tough decisions, wide-scale cutbacks, layoffs, and even closed down. Despite the current pitfalls, opportunities still exist for founders who decided to address these problems.
TalkBBQ is here to talk about it and address it; whether it is an investment, scaling, salary, the pool of talent, or founders’ mental health. Our speakers will dive deep into the dilemmas, and share their insights on how to navigate and build a successful business in the current market and economy. While we don’t know what’s going to happen next, we must understand the founders' current problems, so we can help each other to navigate through this chaos and inspire solutions where needed the most.
Torben Frigaard Rasmussen Serial Investor & Chairman of Boards
Cardlay, Quadsat, Robot At Work,
Customer1st, and more
Clionadh Martin Founder & CEO at Coalescent Mobile Robotics
Ehsanullah Ekhlas CCO & Co-Founder at Unicontrol
More about the theme:
Scaling Successfully: What is The Best Approach during Turbulent Times?
With the current slowdown in funding and economic growth, scaling remains a key priority for many founders. But it can be significantly difficult to navigate the current VC landscape. What are these barriers and how to overcome them to scale up the business? TalkBBQ Odense dives into the founder's learning from scaling their businesses, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to secure the right funding to scale successfully in today’s economic climate.
Lasse Nørremark Kristensen Co-Founder at Valuebeat
Nichlas Walsted Co-Founder & CEO at Swap Language
Kristian Emil Andreasen CEO at Kanda
More about the theme:
Talent & Culture during Times of Uncertainty
The shift in the work marketplace has forced employers to think differently about their talent attraction, retention, and even tough decisions such as layoffs. TalkBBQ will dive into the challenges in times of changes and uncertainty and what are founders focusing on when leading talent & culture.
The Funding Environment in Aalborg: What Does It Take to Raise Capital in 2023?
The Aalborg startup ecosystem has been growing in many ambitious entrepreneurs ready to take the leap and having easy access to funding is essential. What does it take to raise capital amidst the invigorating "funding winter" and what does the local funding environment look like right now? TalkBBQ will explore the available funding options for local founders and how to navigate the current landscape when raising capital in Aalborg.
The increased demand for top talent has caused a ripple effect in the startup world, leaving founders with a new dilemma of not knowing what to pay certain talents. This raises important questions for founders: How should they find and hire certain talent? What is a reasonable salary for startups and scaleups? How can startups compensate beyond just wages in order to compete and attract talent?
TalkBBQ | Copenhagen
Topic: MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING Date: Tuesday, 20-06-2023 Venue: Matrikel1 Address: Gammel Strand 28, 1202 København Time: 16:30 - 20:00
Catharina Christiansen Founder at foundermentor
Christian Cordius Founder & CEO at Banana Cph
Magnus Stagsted Principal & CFO at People Ventures
Cecilie Willer Founder at Today
More about the theme:
Founders Mental Health: Why it matters and how to boost it?
The uncertainty, recession and not knowing what will happen next put founders in a loop of decisions and transitions that require more than leadership competence. What does it take for a founder to navigate and survive the startup jungle? TalkBBQ will talk about the challenges impacting founders’ mental health and well-being, how can founders build mental resilience while juggling many roles, and what we can do to make our ecosystem more mentally healthy.