Sound Hub recognized among Europe’s leading startup hubs

Financial Times has just published an analysis of Europe’s best incubators and accelerators.

Among 2600 hubs, Sound Hub Denmark has been recognized as the best ‘Office & Lab space’ in Europe, the best hub in Denmark, and overall, the 34th highest-ranked startup hub in Europe.

Financial Times has published a compiled ranking of ‘Europe’s Leading Start-Up Hubs 2024’. In this Sound Hub Denmark has been recognized for its pioneering work as an international incubator and accelerator for startups with sound. A recognition that cements the value of the international environment for sound innovation established in Struer, The City of Sound.

The Financial Times has analysed 2,600 hubs to find the 125 most recognized in Europe. The list includes everything from established universities to corporate incubators, to fully commercial accelerators.

The analysis is primarily based on statements from former incubator/accelerator participants within six categories. Independent experts, including angel investors, VCs, entrepreneurs and academics have also provided input.

If you dive into the published analysis, Sound Hub Denmark has achieved the below-listed rankings among the 125 most recognized startup hubs in Europe:

  • No. 1 – The highest-ranked Office & Lab space in Europe
  • No. 1 – The highest-ranked startup hub in Denmark
  • No. 4 – The 4th among startup hubs in Scandinavia & the Baltics
  • No. 18 – Best ranking among the surveyed former program participants (so-called: alumni)
  • No. 34 – In the overall ranking of the recognised 125 best hubs in Europe
  • No. 39 – Best ranking within networking
  • No. 51 – Best ranking within mentoring and training

Since its establishment in 2018, Sound Hub Denmark has developed and run Danish incubation programs and international accelerator programs, including the world’s only soundtech accelerator program. The persistent work of supporting talented startups using sound is now recognized in this European mapping.

An important recognition of sound innovation in Denmark

CEO of Sound Hub Denmark, Peter Petersen sees this as a great recognition:

We are honoured that our former program participants in this way recognize and value Sound Hub’s support on their growth journey.

And proud that our environment for sound innovation is now listed among the top third of all hubs in Europe.

At the same time, it emphasizes the importance of access to relevant workspaces, test facilities/labs and 1:1 advice from experts. In today’s business life with an ever-increasing number of virtual/hybrid connection points, it is still considered of high value for innovation and accelerator communities like ours; for the startups to have access to relevant coworking and lab facilities.

See link to Financial Times: Europe’s Leading Start-Up Hubs 2024

See Sound Hub Denmark’s announcement: On LinkedIn


About the SoundTech Accelerator Program
The SoundTech Accelerator Program is a 5-month growth program where selected innovative startups, where sound is part of the solution or problem, are supported on their growth journey within business development, market validation, target customers, technology, product development, go-to-market strategies, partnerships, investments, etc. Through the program, the talented startups gain new knowledge, methods, and competencies in supplement to access to relevant networks. The accelerator program is the only one of its kind in the world and attracts a large number of applicants every year. The program is owned by Sound Hub Denmark, which also houses the program’s physical camps. The program content is facilitated in partnership with experts and leading global players from the international sound industry. Learn more here.


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