On a mission to make Denmark the most family-friendly startup ecosystem 

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WE ARE HERE TO DRIVE STRUCTURAL, CULTURAL AND POLITICAL CHANGE TO STRENGTHEN ENTREPRENEURIAL PARENTS

We are here to put social prejudices to bed and create a more supportive, transparent and collaborative ecosystem. You can pursue business dreams while being an awesome parent.

Our agenda involves 

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1. Culture & Mindset

Shifting the conversation on how to design a happy startup & family balance and sharing the many stories from entrepreneurs. 

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2. Parental Leave

Raising awareness & creating transparency among founders on parental leave opportunities as well as for employees of startups.

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3. Structural Support

Designing structural support for a family-friendly startup life both online and in the office.

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4. Equality

Pushing for parental equality & inspire fathers to take equal parental leave.

 
 

Resources

Startups

Are you a founder and want to learn more about Parental Leave policies in Denmark? We've assembled a number of resources for you to better navigate how to design your company's parental leave guidelines. 

Employees

Are you an employee in a startup and unsure what your parental leave options and support systems are? We've gathered some useful information for you here. 

 

List of Parental Leave in Danish companies

(Coming soon) want to get inspiration from companies who have parental leave policies installed?  

 
 
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Mission

In our quest to make Denmark the most family-friendly ecosystem for entrepreneurial mothers and fathers, we have a two-fold mission: First, to make a shift in culture by moving towards a more family-friendly startup ecosystem without parental taboo. Second, to create structural improvement by facilitating a supportive design for families in the startup ecosystem.  

 
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Beliefs

We believe there is room for a community that can help strengthen the support to entrepreneurial parents, raise awareness and put certain prejudices to bed for good. We also believe there is room for important conversations about being a parent and an entrepreneur. It is possible to chase your dreams, both at home and in the office. You can be a successful entrepreneur and parent at the same time.

 

“Being a parent is rewarding everyday. So is being an entrepreneur.”

jason howlett|  entrepreneur & dad

 
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AMBASSADORS

Camilla Ley Valentin - Co-founder & COO of Queue-it   Queue-it is the leading developer of virtual waiting room services to control website traffic surges - ensuring online fairness during high-demand online events for more than 1 billion consumers worldwide.  Camilla holds several board and advisory board positions with other technology companies. She received the Danish Female Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2012, and she has been named one of the 50 most inspiring women in European tech by Inspiring Fifty.

Camilla Ley Valentin - Co-founder & COO of Queue-it

Queue-it is the leading developer of virtual waiting room services to control website traffic surges - ensuring online fairness during high-demand online events for more than 1 billion consumers worldwide.

Camilla holds several board and advisory board positions with other technology companies. She received the Danish Female Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2012, and she has been named one of the 50 most inspiring women in European tech by Inspiring Fifty.

Michael Bak - Managing Director of #CPHFTW   Michael Bak started his first of three companies fifteen years ago, and has helped others launch theirs for a decade. Michael is currently Managing Director of startup organisation #CPHFTW, which also runs Techfestival; former Head of BLOXHUB BuildTech accelerator and former CEO of the national Danish university entrepreneurship competition, Venture Cup. He has worked as advisor and mentor for several startups for many years and has a diverse background from different industries such as telecom-, medico-, web-, events- and rare metal.

Michael Bak - Managing Director of #CPHFTW

Michael Bak started his first of three companies fifteen years ago, and has helped others launch theirs for a decade. Michael is currently Managing Director of startup organisation #CPHFTW, which also runs Techfestival; former Head of BLOXHUB BuildTech accelerator and former CEO of the national Danish university entrepreneurship competition, Venture Cup. He has worked as advisor and mentor for several startups for many years and has a diverse background from different industries such as telecom-, medico-, web-, events- and rare metal.

Martin Bjergegaard - Partner at Rainmaking   Serial entrepreneur and author. Martin has written 3 books that are translated to 17 languages and out in 35 countries, and won the Management Book of the Year Award by British Library. He sits on the board of the Foundation for Entrepreneurship (FFE), Copenhagen Division. In 2012, he co-founded the leading tech conference in Denmark, TechBBQ. He has started a school in India that is today fully sponsored, and in 2015 Martin started training children in entrepreneurship, via the initiative Rainmaking Kids.

Martin Bjergegaard - Partner at Rainmaking

Serial entrepreneur and author. Martin has written 3 books that are translated to 17 languages and out in 35 countries, and won the Management Book of the Year Award by British Library. He sits on the board of the Foundation for Entrepreneurship (FFE), Copenhagen Division. In 2012, he co-founded the leading tech conference in Denmark, TechBBQ. He has started a school in India that is today fully sponsored, and in 2015 Martin started training children in entrepreneurship, via the initiative Rainmaking Kids.

 
Lærke Ullerup - Head of Techfestival   Lærke is part of the core team at Tech Festival 2017 and a strong local community builder. She is the co-founder of Purpose Makers and part of the key initiators of #CPHFTW.  Lærke is also well known for having brought TEDxCopenhagen to Denmark, where she built the local community, which today exceeds 10.000 enthusiasts.

Lærke Ullerup - Head of Techfestival

Lærke is part of the core team at Tech Festival 2017 and a strong local community builder. She is the co-founder of Purpose Makers and part of the key initiators of #CPHFTW.

Lærke is also well known for having brought TEDxCopenhagen to Denmark, where she built the local community, which today exceeds 10.000 enthusiasts.

Maria Flyvbjerg - Entrepreneur   Maria has 10+ years of experience in entrepreneurship where she founded and co-founded several businesses and sold with profit. She co-founded Hufsy, a fintech startup that is building the future banking platform for businesses. Before that, Maria helped build EVRY Financial Services' Innovation Lab. She is one of the co-founders of Nest Copenhagen, a co-living space for entrepreneurs. Maria is currently teaching companies to disrupt themselves and helping startups get to the next level. Find her at Flyvbjerg.com

Maria Flyvbjerg - Entrepreneur

Maria has 10+ years of experience in entrepreneurship where she founded and co-founded several businesses and sold with profit. She co-founded Hufsy, a fintech startup that is building the future banking platform for businesses. Before that, Maria helped build EVRY Financial Services' Innovation Lab. She is one of the co-founders of Nest Copenhagen, a co-living space for entrepreneurs. Maria is currently teaching companies to disrupt themselves and helping startups get to the next level. Find her at Flyvbjerg.com

Jason Howlett - Co-founder at Manpremo   Jason commenced his start-up experience in 2007 with Intalio in Palo Alto, in a field called Business Process Management. Jason helped develop the company across Europe. In Denmark, Jason co-founded Manpremo, a company that combines tech with psychology and neuroscience, to create a data driven and tech supported approach to behaviour and mindset change.  Jason also co-organises “Brain, Body & Behaviour” a pro-bono event, currently hosted at SPACE10, that provides a platform for individuals and companies in the Øresund region; to share, learn and experience how technology is shaping our understanding of our brain, body & behaviour.

Jason Howlett - Co-founder at Manpremo

Jason commenced his start-up experience in 2007 with Intalio in Palo Alto, in a field called Business Process Management. Jason helped develop the company across Europe. In Denmark, Jason co-founded Manpremo, a company that combines tech with psychology and neuroscience, to create a data driven and tech supported approach to behaviour and mindset change.

Jason also co-organises “Brain, Body & Behaviour” a pro-bono event, currently hosted at SPACE10, that provides a platform for individuals and companies in the Øresund region; to share, learn and experience how technology is shaping our understanding of our brain, body & behaviour.

 
Michael Bugaj - Dad & Founder of meploy   Dad of Vida, a witty 3-year-old, and now 2-year-old startup meploy, Michael is all about growth. And time optimisation. With a mission to create one million jobs and help young people into the labour market, priorities are not always easy, choosing between the moment and the long-term.  Michael has previously co-founded a startup in Paris, scaled it throughout Europe and successfully exited it.

Michael Bugaj - Dad & Founder of meploy

Dad of Vida, a witty 3-year-old, and now 2-year-old startup meploy, Michael is all about growth. And time optimisation. With a mission to create one million jobs and help young people into the labour market, priorities are not always easy, choosing between the moment and the long-term.

Michael has previously co-founded a startup in Paris, scaled it throughout Europe and successfully exited it.

Jesper Kring - Co-founder & Partner of KRING   Jesper is a impact entrepreneur, building profit and not-for profit vehicles, platforms and training facilities that can help bold and purpose driven people and organisations to build a brighter future. Over time, Jesper has been involved in a wide range of social activities, boards and positions of trust within entrepreneurship and innovation. Are today living in Asia with his family expanding KRING.GROUP’s Human Impact activities.

Jesper Kring - Co-founder & Partner of KRING

Jesper is a impact entrepreneur, building profit and not-for profit vehicles, platforms and training facilities that can help bold and purpose driven people and organisations to build a brighter future. Over time, Jesper has been involved in a wide range of social activities, boards and positions of trust within entrepreneurship and innovation. Are today living in Asia with his family expanding KRING.GROUP’s Human Impact activities.

Jonas Gyalokay - Co-founder & CEO of Airtame   Jonas Gyalokay is co-founder & CEO at Airtame and lives in Copenhagen with his wife and two kids.  Airtame makes a screen sharing device for schools and businesses. They want to make it easy for people to share data and ideas without cables, so you can collaborate without limits. Airtame started out as a record-­breaking crowdfunding campaign in 2014 during which it raised a total of $1.3M and become Best Startup at CES. Since then, the company has grown to 50+ people and have shipped more than 56,000 devices

Jonas Gyalokay - Co-founder & CEO of Airtame

Jonas Gyalokay is co-founder & CEO at Airtame and lives in Copenhagen with his wife and two kids.  Airtame makes a screen sharing device for schools and businesses. They want to make it easy for people to share data and ideas without cables, so you can collaborate without limits. Airtame started out as a record-­breaking crowdfunding campaign in 2014 during which it raised a total of $1.3M and become Best Startup at CES. Since then, the company has grown to 50+ people and have shipped more than 56,000 devices

Ditte Buch Andersen - HR Manager at Vivino   Ditte is HR Manager at Vivino. She has been part of the company's startup adventure for more than 4 years. Ditte wants to keep ensuring a great and engaging culture with happy employees, and she cares about keeping a healthy work-life balance for everyone.

Ditte Buch Andersen - HR Manager at Vivino

Ditte is HR Manager at Vivino. She has been part of the company's startup adventure for more than 4 years. Ditte wants to keep ensuring a great and engaging culture with happy employees, and she cares about keeping a healthy work-life balance for everyone.

Daniel J. Mierzwinski - CPO & Co-founder of Sponsta    Daniel is the CPO and Co-Founder of Sponsta and was recently able to claim the proud title as “Dad”. At Sponsta Daniel’s mission is to give creatives worldwide, the opportunity to live by doing what they love, and the possibility to work with great international brands. Daniel is leading the product team and takes pride in making the experience as smooth as possible

Daniel J. Mierzwinski - CPO & Co-founder of Sponsta

Daniel is the CPO and Co-Founder of Sponsta and was recently able to claim the proud title as “Dad”. At Sponsta Daniel’s mission is to give creatives worldwide, the opportunity to live by doing what they love, and the possibility to work with great international brands. Daniel is leading the product team and takes pride in making the experience as smooth as possible

YOU?   Want to be part of the ambassadors who are willing to share their story about parenting and "entrepreneuring"? Get in touch with us. We'd love to have you. 

YOU?

Want to be part of the ambassadors who are willing to share their story about parenting and "entrepreneuring"? Get in touch with us. We'd love to have you.