Bonds between Danish companies and Silicon Valley strengthened – The Post

Bonds between Danish companies and Silicon Valley strengthened

DenmarkBridge to help Danes get a foot in the door in the global tech epicentre

DenmarkBridge will help bridge the gap (photo: DenmarkBridge)
May 6th, 2016 4:09 pm| by Christian W
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There’s little doubt that Silicon Valley in California is the global capital in terms of tech development and growth-orientated business models. And now, a new association will help Danish companies and entrepreneurs gain a foothold in the tech epicentre.

The association, DenmarkBridge, has been founded by Maersk, Danske Bank, Lego, Dansk Industri and the growth foundation Vækstfonden in collaboration with the Business and Growth Ministry, the Foreign Ministry and the Education and Research Ministry.

“It’s the government’s goal to ensure that more Danish companies grow large enough to tackle the global market,” explained Troels Lund Poulsen, the business and growth minister.

“DenmarkBridge will contribute by creating a bridge between the Danish business sector and Danish entrepreneurs to investors in California’s Silicon Valley. They’ll gain better access to the capital and competencies located in Silicon Valley.”

READ MORE: Technology industry around Greater Copenhagen

Open for business
DenmarkBridge is open to all companies, organisations and individuals. More information about the association can be found at denmarkbridge.dk.