About Startup Odense

Odense is blossoming and the innovation and entrepreneurship environments in and around the city are plentiful. Numerous actors offer valuable facilities and events for those interested in these fields – with the aim of creating businesses that lead to employment and wealth.

The problem is that there is a lack of overview of all the entrepreneurial activities, resources, and actors in the Odense region. The dispersed nature of the offers and the lack of overview decrease the exposure which these offers should have, and consequently their added value. This problem has been acknowledged by the majority of the key stakeholders, as well as the “Talent- og Iværksætterstrategi 2015 – 2020” by Odense Kommune and Odense & Co.

Startup Odense is an online platform in the form of a website, which provides a solution through the collection of entrepreneurial activities, resources, and actors in and around the Odense region.

The platform is for the community and by the community. All stakeholders of the platform are asked to get involved in both the development process and in the delivering content to the platform – in order to ensure its effectiveness and ergonomic nature.


Have a question or are curious? Have something exciting to contribute with to the website? Want to become a sponsor and support the initiative financially? Or do you simply just want to drink a cup of coffee? Contact us using the form below.





The Startup Odense Team

Rasmus Uhre

Co-Founder & Community Manager

Rasmus is working as Product Developer & Marketing Manager in the local startup Sensohive. He’s very involved in the startup community and gets all electric by working with enthusiastic entrepreneurs.
Has been playing catchy tunes as a DJ for +8 years.

Erik Zijdemans

Co-Founder & Business Development Manager

Erik works as Innovation Specialist at SDU Cortex Lab, where he manages the SDU Talent Programme in entrepreneurship and is part of strengthening the university’s important focus on student incubation.
Originally from the Netherlands, we ♥ Erik’s Danglish.

Nicole Sophie Christiansen

Business Development Manager

Nicole studies Management of Innovation Processes (Cand.merc.), assists the teaching in the course Entrepreneurship & Business Development and works as Innovation Consultant at Syddansk Innovation.
Her true passion and devotion is delicious cakes.