How do we make Denmark a sustainable entrepreneurial nation?
Days of Impact gather the ecosystem around social, green and sustainable entrepreneurs
Days of Impact is organized by DISIE – Danish Institute for Sustainable Innovation & Entrepreneurship. DISIE is one of Denmark’s leading impact hubs for social, green and sustainable entrepreneurs.
Days of impact is a nationwide concept held in selected cities in Denmark, the concept is a hybrid between a workshop, a conference and a case competition.
The purpose is to establish a nationwide network for sustainable entrepreneurs. We want to ensure that the innovative solutions found in the new generation of entrepreneurs can strengthen Denmark as a sustainable pioneer. We need a strong ecosystem and with Days of Impact we bring together some of Denmark’s most promising entrepreneurs and other stakeholders, including foundations, investors, NGOs, public and private companies. To ensure knowledge sharing and action, several follow-up Days of Action are held.
Days of Action are action-oriented activities that ensure knowledge, partnerships and solutions are implemented by working in depth with the identified challenges.
Days of Impact 2020-2021
During 2020, Days of Impact will be held in the Central Region of Denmark (Herning) and the Region of Southern Denmark. In 2021 it will be held in Region of Northern Jutland and the Region of Zealand.
Every year in October we gather the most talented sustainable entrepreneurs from Denmark for a national event at Christiansborg. In 2020, spokesperson on climate, Tommy Ahlers, the Liberal Party, will host the event. The participating entrepreneurs have the opportunity to win a cash prize sponsored by the One Life Foundation.
WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?
More than 100 participants took part of Days of Impact 2018, including social entrepreneurs, impact startups, foundations, investors, private companies and the public institutions.
During Days of Impact 2019, we expect to strengthen the ecosystem around impact startups even further by improving the support framework at the different stages.
We will launch a case competition for impact startups who will collaborate with the other participants within the framework to provide case-specific solutions addressing their individual challenges.
The winning impact startup will receive a cash prize as financial support to realize and implement their solution.
TESTIMONIALS FROM LAST YEAR
””Days of Impact 2019 was an insightful way to bring one of our company’s challenges to relevant stakeholders and get feedback on potential solutions. It was also great to network with like-minded entrepreneurs, corporates and public sector. We will use our prize for our R&D projects on unlocking coffee’s health and commercial potential.“
Alejandro, Co-founder & CMO, Kaffe Bueno.”
It was excellent to experience some of the start-ups
I had read about online in person, and it was a great introduction to the start-up community (including the supporting agencies etc.) in Denmark
Emily Adair, Sustainability in Business Leadership
”I am 8 months into this project without a salary and we are starting to buy hardware & components for the pilot projects. This prize saved us from going negative.
Also, we already have had meetings with potential partners that came out of the event, and even initiated first angel investor conversations next week, thanks to that event. So we really appreciate the event and prize.“
Jeppe Rasmussen, CEO, Be Resourceful