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Startup Program

The AAU Start-Up Program is for you: a student with an idea. An idea that you might be turn into a new company. Maybe you are unsure if the idea is any good.  At the AAU Start Up Program we help you discover if your idea is good, what the business should look like and what steps to take. 

What do you do with your idea?  

We think you should try to work with it, together with people who can assist you. At AAU SEA we have a team of dedicated people who have their own experiences and contacts in taking an idea and turning it into business.  We help at AAU Aalborg, Copenhagen as well as Esbjerg. 

What do you need to do? 

You have to apply to take part. We have different stages of business development to help you realise your idea. So join the program and we will do what we can to Make It Real.

There are different offers that will be made available for you when you take part, but we will tell you more when you apply. 

If you have any doubts - please contact AAU SEA at startup@aau.dk - and we can help you to figure out what to do. 

NOTE! We encourage you to either send an application or get in touch with us - regardless if you think your idea is good or not.  



Join an existing team

Do you want to join an exisiting startup at Aalborg University? Then you should sign up to our join-a-team list. When you are part of the join-a-team list, we will invite you to all relevant events and actively match you with startups, who are looking for competences and profiles like yours!

Click here to Join-a-team!

What we offer

AAU Inkubator

Joining the Start-Up Program gives you access to the AAU Inkubator, which offers fly-in/fly-out offices, kitchen facilities, and valuable networking with other startups.

Visit the Inkubator website to learn more. Read more here.


Business Developers

When you are part of the AAU Start-Up Program, you will be assigned your own business developer, who will help guide you through the process of starting your own business. The business developers are a team of experienced entrepreneurs available to the residents of the AAU Inkubator.
Meet our business developers here!



The greatest asset for any start-up is networking. Networking grants access to tacid knowledge that can otherwise be difficult to obtain for a new business adventurer. At the inkubator, networking becomes natural and easy. Through our social and educational events, the network also extends beyond the inkubator.



Your start-up can be boosted by working with a mentor from a relevant industry or with relevant knowledge. To gain a mentor, please contact a SEA Business Developer. This service is launched November 2017 and the mentor team consists of highly professional individuals with unique competences. Meet the mentors here!


Venture CUP

Participants of the Start-up Program are encouraged to participate in the Venture Cup, and the business developers will help you improve your chances of winning the competition. Read more about Venture Cup here!