Aalborg has a growing startup ecosystemAalborg is an ideal location for entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their businesses in a city that offers a high quality of life and an inspiring environment.
Why Choose Aalborg for Your Startup?
Aalborg, located in the northern part of Denmark, is home to a thriving startup ecosystem that is gaining recognition locally, nationally, and internationally. The city has a supportive business community that provides resources, networking opportunities, and mentoring to startups. There are plenty of funding opportunities and co-working spaces available to entrepreneurs.
Table of contents:
- Facts about Entrepreneurship
- High Satisfaction
- Start-up Club and Cafe at BusinessAalborg
- The NOVI Science Park - facilities and network
- AAU INNOVATE
Facts about Entrepreneurship in Aalborg
Entrepreneurs make a significant difference in Aalborg and its business development. Each year, new CVR registrations in Aalborg result in around 900 genuinely new businesses, meaning those that generate revenue.
Entrepreneurial businesses in Aalborg perform well on several parameters. In terms of growth and job creation, Aalborg's entrepreneurial businesses perform better than the national average and also compare favourably with other major cities.
Additionally, the North Danish region has the highest proportion of female entrepreneurs among Danish regions.
Entrepreneurial businesses between zero and three years old also contribute to employment with more than 3,600 man-years.
A survey from 2022 shows that entrepreneurs generally use the services for entrepreneurs in Aalborg and are satisfied with the framework conditions for entrepreneurship in the city.
- The proportion of growth companies after three years in Aalborg is 26.7 %, compared to the national average of 25.8 %.
- Job creation after three years in Aalborg is 1.5 man-years, compared to the national average of 1.1 man-years.
- In the North Danish region, the proportion of female entrepreneurs is 30 %, compared to the national average of 27 %. The survival rate of female entrepreneurs' businesses after four years is 57 % in North Denmark, compared to 51 % nationwide.
Start-up Club and Cafe
StartUp Café Aalborg serves as a hub for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to refine their business ideas, seek guidance from experienced consultants, engage in events, and connect with other enthusiastic entrepreneurs.
Aalborg Start-up Club is tailored for individuals aiming to pursue entrepreneurship as a full-time occupation. It aims to provide the best possible support for a successful business launch. Club members can benefit from:
- Complimentary advice from private specialists
- Interactive workshops
- Networking groups
- Guidance from BusinessAalborg's expert consultants
- Ongoing support from affiliated entrepreneur consultants
- Club evenings
- Special events and programs
NOVI Science Park
NOVI is a vibrant business and office community, also functioning as a Science Park. The NOVI buildings accommodate over 3,000 employees every day, representing 250 companies.
NOVI's primary objective is to foster innovative thinking, facilitate networking, and promote experimentation. It aims to create an ecosystem conducive to growth and development.
Through NOVI, businesses gain access to a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for growth and development. This collaborative environment offers excellent networking opportunities that can propel businesses to new heights.
AAU INNOVATE is Aalborg University's latest Science and Innovation Hub, focusing on interdisciplinary research, innovation, entrepreneurship, talent development, and business growth.
By fostering collaboration and forging partnerships, the vision of AAU INNOVATE is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship across various disciplines.
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