Hero Academy

- a fully-funded talent training program for founders


What is
Hero Academy?

Embark on a transformative journey with Hero Academy, a dynamic training program boosting startups in Copenhagen. Launched by TechBBQ and powered by Københavns Kommune in response to the city's entrepreneurial needs, Hero Academy offers tailored courses for selected seed and pre-seed startups, helping them scale effectively and access crucial resources. In 2024, Hero Academy is set to expand - providing even more support for founders dedicated to building the future of business in Copenhagen. So join us in shaping a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and fostering a brighter future for all!

The program includes:

  • 3 tailored course sessions with experienced mentors and senior founders
  • Exclusive investor matchmaking
  • 1 free ticket to TechBBQ
  • Invitations to special events
  • 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
  • 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 2024

    Session dates

  • May 14th // Meet-n-Greet event @ TalkBBQ
  • June 21st // Session 1: Pitching and Fundraising
  • August 23rd // Session 2: Sales and Marketing
  • September 6th // Session 3: Founder talent, Leadership and Community

  • TechBBQ

    September 11 - 12th

    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.


    Michael Wiatr

    General Partner
    at Antler

    Entrepreneur, investor and leader who is enthusiastic, innovative, analytical and hardworking. Very enthusiastic about supporting great people build awesome companies.

    Victor Riparbelli

    Founder of Synthesia

    Christian Bach

    Founder of Netlify

    Nima Tisdall

    Managing Director at Nordic Makers

    Thomas J. Howard

    Professor at DTU

    Maiken Michelsen

    Head of Programs
    at ScaleupXQ

    Henri Parviainen

    VP at ScaleupXQ

    Jennifer Montague

    VP of Growth at Onomondo


    For Inqueries

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

    Dianne Alexandra Binesse

    Project Manager

    Email: dib@techbbq.org