Diversity & Inclusion

About

Much is being done to increase diversity and inclusion in the startup ecosystem. This initiative is us doing our part. We’re working to tear down barriers and welcome underrepresented founders in our community - there’s plenty of room. And a bit of data supporting why, we've still got work to do:

→ 6,1% of all venture capital is allocated mixed teams - 92,6% goes to all male teams. This has been largely stagnant since 2017. (Unconventional Ventures)

→ 62,8% of ethnic minorities in Denmark say they experience discrimination at their job in the form of comments and jokes about their ethnic heritage, skin colour, language, or religion. (Lige Adgang)

Diversity Week 2024

Feb. 5-9th

Diversity Week is a full week where we'll zoom in on - you guessed it - diversity. As we and partners host events during the week, we hope to go deep into the many facetted, complex, and important aspects of diversity.

We'll kickstart a conversation about the challenges, we as a community face, the solutions, we can implement in our daily lives, and the structural changes, we all should push for a change of.

We invite underrepresented founders, community members, and allies, wanting to learn how we can create a more inclusive startup community.

The events will drop sporadicly, so stay tuned!

Coming up ⇧

Mon
05
Feb 5
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Feb 5
2:00 pm
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4:30 pm
Diversity Week–Kickstarting the Conversation

Diversity Week–Kickstarting the Conversation

"Kickstarting the Conversation" is committed to highlighting and addressing challenges faced by underrepresented founders.

February
2024
Mon
05
Feb 5
-
Feb 5
4:30 pm
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6:00 pm
A Toast to Diversity

A Toast to Diversity

We'll gather founders, founder-to-be's, investors, allies & everyone with an inch of startup curiosity to celebrate and toast to diversity!

February
2024
Tue
06
Feb 6
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Feb 6
9:00 am
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10:30 am
Policy Roundtable Breakfast

Policy Roundtable Breakfast

A dialogue between policymakers and ecosystem partners to explore strategies to bolster diversity within our startup ecosystem.

February
2024
Tue
06
Feb 6
-
Feb 6
2:00 pm
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4:00 pm
VC Series: SpeedInvest is coming to Aarhus

VC Series: SpeedInvest is coming to Aarhus

Join us for this edition of VC Series with SpeedInvest. The event is for Aarhus based startups and scaleups.

February
2024
Thu
08
Feb 8
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Feb 8
3:30 pm
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5:30 pm
Emerging Markets - Unfolding FemTech

Emerging Markets - Unfolding FemTech

We're diving into the forecasted +$100 billion market; "FemTech". Meet FemTech, SexTech, & Women's Health experts and startups!

February
2024
Thu
08
Feb 8
-
Feb 8
5:30 pm
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10:00 pm
Official Diversity Week Investor Dinner 💜

Official Diversity Week Investor Dinner 💜

The Offical Diversity Week Investor Dinner. By personal invitation only.

February
2024
Fri
09
Feb 9
-
Feb 9
8:15 am
-
9:30 am
The daring task of communicating about diversity

The daring task of communicating about diversity

Want to get started on setting communication goals for diversity and inclusion in your startup communication?

February
2024
Fri
09
Feb 9
-
Feb 9
10:00 am
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12:00 am
Brunch n' Learn: Denmark as Female Tech Founder Frontrunner

Brunch n' Learn: Denmark as Female Tech Founder Frontrunner

Come join Nordea Startup & Growth, Tech Nordic Advocates, talented founders and partners from the startup ecosystem

February
2024

Big ups⇧

to our partners

Meet the supporters of Diversity Week. They host events, promotes the cause, and pushes for a more diverse startup community.

Opening the door to underrepresented founders, can bring much-needed products and innovation to the world.

A diverse startup community builds diverse companies - solving all kinds of challenges the world face.

Incredible companies are being built by people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities.

Men's Role in DE&I

A Manifesto


A handful of male founders in Aarhus have drafted a manifesto for their (and all men's) role in creating an more diverse and inclusive startup community. This is where we'll start. Ideas and comments are welcome.

You can read it here.

Thoughts?

→←⌫⇧ Ideas?

We’re always taking in more perspectives on this topic to improve our initiatives. We’d love to hear your thoughts and try to make your ideas come to life.