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Next Step Challenge Spotlight

Each week we put a spotlight on one of the 15 Next Step Challenge finalists

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Meet the final 15 startups in Next Step Challenge 2016

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Next Step Challenge Smart Energy & Digitalization

Get a unique access to SE expertise and get a chance to win €250,000.

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SOUND & HOME INTEGRATION

For startups in Sound & Home Integration.
– Unique access to Bang & Olufsen a/s expertise
– 8 months business development
– €30,000 loan opportunity
– Free housing & office space
– All Next Step Challenge participants compete for the 1st prize of €250,000!


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SMART ENERGY & DIGITALIZATION

For startups in Smart Energy & Digitalization
– Unique digital infrastructure at SE
– 8 months business development
– €30,000 loan opportunity
– Free housing & office space
– All Next Step Challenge participants compete for the 1st prize of €250,000!


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“Next Step Challenge has been a great learning experience for us. The program gave us resources and guidance to further fine-tune and develop our sales strategy. And most importantly, everybody at the Next Step Challenge went out of their way to introduce us to their extended network and opened a lot of new doors we didn’t even know existed, resulting in a strong sales pipeline for us.”
TableGrabber, Next Step Challenge Winner 2015

“Next Step Challenge has helped us grow and figure out our business model and the market approach. Moreover – being surrounded by people who are smart, ambitious and resourceful on a daily basis has been really valuable to us.”
Teleskin, Next Step Challenge Winner 2014

THE SHORT STORY

Next Step Challenge is the most ambitious entrepreneur prize and accelerator program in Europe. And ambition really is the key word: the Challenge offers ambitious startups the chance to access a one-of-a-kind business development program. The competition has two tracks: Sound & Home Integration and Smart Energy & Digitalization that grants access to the expertise and know-how of Danish Design icon Bang & Olufsen a/s and the smart grid and digital infrastructure of SE, one of Denmark’s largest energy and telecom companies. Participants in the two program tracks compete for the 1st prize in Next Step Challenge of €250,000. Next Step Challenge could open a whole new world of opportunities for startup companies within Smart Energy & Digitalization and Sound & Home Integration. But just being part of the accelerator program is guaranteed to benefit the startups and entrepreneurs that take part. The Challenge lasts eight months and takes each company through an intensive development program worth more than EUR 100,000. The program will be individually designed to help transform and mature your startup, making it possible for you to unleash its full business potential.

Read more about the Sound & Home Integration program >

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Meet the 15 participants of Next Step Challenge 2016 here >

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