Apply for a Micro Grant for your startup here

Applicaiton deadline: 15/10/2022 kl. 23.59


Since 2011, the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship has awarded Micro Grants to students with startup ambitions. By contributing a small economic aid to students' early startup of their own business, the long-term goal is to create growth companies that contribute with jobs, export income and growth in society.

The Micro Grant gives pupils/students the opportunity to gain valuable experience with entrepreneurship. From our impact assessments we know that this experience very much influence their desire to become entrepreneurs. At the same time, the purpose of the initiative is to raise a positive awareness about entrepreneurship and talented entrepreneurs at the Danish educational institutions. Here, the Micro Grant recipients often function as role models for their peers. Each year, we receive around 400 applications and award around 130 Micro Grants. 

Who can apply for a Micro Grant?

You must be over the age of 18 and enrolled at an education in Denmark to apply for a Micro Grant. You can apply up to 3 months after you finish your education.

We are looking for students who has the drive to create growth, who is brave enough to take initiative and have some innovative ideas that will benefit from the Micro Grant.

Read more about the application criteria here:


Your startup and the SDG's

Are you working with innovate solutions that will pave the way for solving the World´s biggest global challenges? Do you want to be a Sustainable Development Goals entrepreneur? 

Tuborgfondet and the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship has joined forces to strengthen young entrepreneurs and new business, which are driven by solving global challenges. We do this by awarding SDG micro grants. The SDG micro grants are awarded in the same cycle, and basically in the same way as the regular micro grants.

Read more about the Sustainable Development Goal Micro Grant here 

Former Micro Grant receivers 

Over 100 startups receive a Micro Grant every year. Here you can read about some of them. 

Wall of Fame

Hydrovertic creates a sustainable solution for the future of agriculture

A group of students from SDU is developing a system for vertical hydroponic agriculture - an indoor cultivation in hieights using less water and no soil.

Read more here

Pharmacy students will make it safe to buy over-the-counter medicin abroad

Studies abroad gave Clara Hemmingsen and Ann-Katrine Birkelund Mogensen an idea: they wanted to create an app that could guide travelers to buy the over-the-counter medicine they need.

Read more here

Three entrepreneurs want to revolutionize the gardening industry 

An exam project was the beginning of RePot - a degradable plant pot of residual material, created by three students at Aarhus Business Academy. 

Read more here 


Evaluation Committee

Micro Grants evaluation committee consists of a number of committed volunteers, all of whom are a part of the Danish startup environment.

Watch the Evaluation Committee here

Do you have any questions about Micro Grant