Huge international interest in the Danish sound acceleration program
March 31, 2023
47 international sound startups from 22 different countries have applied for the SoundTech Accelerator Program initiated by Sound Hub Denmark – the international powerhouse for sound innovation in Denmark.
The interest has been overwhelming.
The applicants come from 22 different countries, mainly Europe, but also the US, Canada, Peru, India, Hong Kong, and Japan. The interest has been immense, as more than 400 startups have acquired material about the program during the last two-and-a-half month’s application period.
The diversity of sound solutions and application areas has also been impressive.
- From revolutionary speaker driver technology to sound assistance for individuals with autism,
- From low-energy voice IP core to sound identification of drones, and
- From electronic music synthesizers to modular earmolds for children
- and many more.
The SoundTech Accelerator Program is the only of its kind dedicated to sound technology and innovation.
The 5-month program is run by soundtech professionals and aims to help soundtech startups to reduce risk, save time and prepare to scale.
Through physical camps in Struer, Denmark, access to world-class sound & audio facilities, and an impressive network combined with deep dives lectures and 1:1 online dialogue, it provides tools and tailored guidance to assist startups to exploit their potential faster, through a focus on their individual challenges.
This unique program offers a balanced focus between product and business – a combination that is not seen in generic accelerator programs.
The interest has overwhelmed the CEO of Sound Hub Denmark, Peter Petersen, who explains:
We know that we have a unique program but are excited by the huge business interest to join, by the geographic spread and by the many diverse innovative applications of sound, which will benefit society and our quality of living.
The selection process is still ongoing. Of the 47 applying startups, 18 have been preselected for interviews and 10 of those will participate in the final selection in mid-April.
About the SoundTech Accelerator Program
The SoundTech Accelerator Program is offered in partnership with Danish Creative Industries (DCI), Accelerace, and realized with support from Bang & Olufsen, The Faerch Foundation, Vald. Birn Holding and the Export and Investment Fund of Denmark (EIFO). Learn more here.