Hero Academy

- a fully-funded talent training program for founders


What is
Hero Academy?

Introducing TechBBQ's new pilot project: Hero Academy - a dynamic training program aiming to boost startups and economic growth in Copenhagen. With customized courses for selected seed and pre-seed startups, the program supports entrepreneurs in scaling their businesses effectively and provides resources for further development. Together, let's build a brighter future!

The program includes:

  • 2 tailored course sessions with experienced mentors and senior founders
  • 1 free ticket to TechBBQ
  • Access to Q&A session with unicorn founders at TechBBQ
  • Exclusive access to a Matchmaking event with investors at TechBBQ
  • An office excursion
  • Unique sparring, mentoring and networking oppotunities
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    Is Hero Academy for you?

    The program is specifically designed for early-stage entrepreneurs, catering to the needs of seed and pre-seed startups. If you're an aspiring founder seeking essential resources, valuable knowledge, and a robust network to propel your business ideas forward, this is especially an opportunity for you.

    We understand the challenges faced by early-stage startups, and our program aims to support and empower you on your entrepreneurial journey. Whether you have a scalable idea or are in the process of raising capital to develop your product or concept, Hero Academy is here to provide guidance, mentoring and resources to fuel your startup's growth.

    Selection and acceptance into the program

    With extensive connections within Copenhagen's startup ecosystem, we ensure a fair selection process based on objective criteria.

    Essential criteria for startups:
  • Based in Copenhagen
  • Have a product
  • Raised or in the process of raising capital
  • Generating revenue
  • Market traction
  • Application deadline: 26 July 2023

    Should your startup be one of the lucky ones to be selected to the program, you will receive an acceptance email after application deadline, along with a welcome package with all the details about the sessions and activities.

    Important Dates 2023

    11th August
    Session 1 w/ Friday Bar

    13-14th September
    TechBBQ w/ Q&A session and Matchmaking event

    End of September (TBD)
    Office excursion & Business visit

    20th October
    Session 2 w/ Friday Bar

    Application deadline: 26 July 2023

    Founders' Hotspot at TechBBQ

    Igniting connections between Hero Academy Startups and Investors

    Founders' Hotspot at TechBBQ: Igniting connections between Hero Academy Startups and Investors

    For this year's TechBBQ, we are gathering for an electrifying matchmaking event, where the most promising Hero Academy startups get the chance to meet potential investors. This exclusive event offers a unique opportunity to connect, network and event meet investment.

    Expect a dynamic atmosphere where both Hero-startups and investors can seamlessly match and mingle. So come and fuel your networking with a selection of delicious snacks and refreshing drinks - Founders' Hotspot is where innovation and investment converge, forging connections that will shape the future.



    General Partner at Antler


    Founder of Synthesia


    Founder of Netlify


    Managing Director at Nordic Makers

    J. Howard

    Professor at DTU

    For Inqueries

    Please don't hesitate to contact us, should you have any questions about the program or events.

    Dianne Alexandra Binesse

    Project Assistant