Kick-off: Ready to power up the first Sound hub programme
November 21, 2018
Seven international start-ups attend kick-off camp in Struer the next couple of days.
They are the first participants in the newly developed Sound-Tech Accelerator programme developed in a co-operation between Sound Hub Denmark and Accelerace. It is their first meeting with the coaches, who are following them the next 6 months. The companies are from seven different countries and have been selected among 30 applicants for the programme.
The participants were selected end of October by a panel with Libratone founder Tommy Andersen, TC Electronics founder Kim Rishøj and representatives from Bang & Olufsen and Harman Lifestyle. Twelve were selected in advance to produce a 3-minute video pitch followed by an online Q&A session. ’It was incredibly inspiring to see the idea substance, the ambition level and the dedication, which the start-ups presented’, explains Peter Petersen, CEO of Sound Hub Denmark. The products range from speakers and toys with sound to professional studio equipment and cloud solutions. It is going to be exciting to help them succeed’”
The Sound-Tech Accelerator programme is the first dedicated sound accelerator programme in the world developed by Accelerace in a cooperation with Sound Hub Denmark. Over a period of six months, the start-ups get help to refine and test their sound product and identify, test, and execute a scalable business model. Advise is offered by three coaches from the industry, mentors from Harman Lifestyle, Bang & Olufsen and others. Workshops and camps will be held, and the participants will get access to test labs and measuring facilities in Sound Hub Denmark and access to a large group of highly skilled local companies in Struer, who can support with additional competences in a wide range of areas.
The Sound Tech Accelerator is planned to run several times a year over the coming years if we have qualified applicants. So far, we have identified more than 700 international sound start-ups and our screening of these continues. The application deadline for the next round is January 31, 2019, which is the same time the participants on this first team are back in Struer for their next camp.
Sound Hub Denmark – a new international technology and business hub in sound innovation – established in the former R&D facilities of Bang & Olufsen.
3.000 m2 of office space and workshops for start-ups, small and medium-sized companies and corporate teams.
Access to exceptional sound test and measuring facilities.
EKTOS Testing & Reliability Services A/S in the same building.
Bang & Olufsen, Harman Lifestyle, Danish Sound Innovation – and Aalborg University – best engineering university in Europe
Sound Tech Accelerator developed in a cooperation with Accelerace – the best accelerator in Scandinavia in 2018