Selected as a moonshot idea, the nomination puts the young Danish startup into an elite club of global, and successful, Danish companies.
The DenmarkBridge Award, initiated by Danish business stalwarts such as Maersk, LEGO and Novo Nordisk, is an annual award given to a Danish organization who demonstrates a so-called “moonshot mindset”. Gaest.com was selected for its ability to marry innovation, technology and entrepreneurship as well as prove the commercial viability and impact of creating an online marketplace for listing, discovering and booking meeting spaces.
“We’re ecstatic to be nominated for this prestigious award and humbled to be in the company of such established organizations like Roskilde Festival, Joe & The Juice and Normal, just to name a few” says Gaest.com CEO and Co-founder Anders Mogensen. “I think this nomination speaks to the very core of our mission and mindset, which is to revolutionize the way we think about where, how and why we meet. At Gaest.com, we’re trying to do something that’s never been done before and that takes a profound amount of insights, connections and investments that I hope this nomination will help us gain.”
The winner of the award will be announced by HRH The Crown Prince at the Annual Meeting of The Danish Growth Fund on 1 May, 2018. Other 2018 nominees include: Vivino, Muuto, Scandmir Solar, Lix and TooGoodToGo, among others. Last year’s winner was Biotech company Genmab.
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Gaest.com facts and figures
Gaest.com is an online marketplace for listing, discovering and booking unique meeting spaces. Founded in Aarhus, Denmark in October 2015, the startup is now northern Europe’s largest with over 3,000 unique venues.
DenmarkBridge was founded by private businesses in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs of Denmark, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and Ministry of Higher Education and Science of Denmark. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince is patron of DenmarkBridge. The organization aims at bridging the gap between Danish companies and Silicon Valley, a global hotspot for tech.
The Board of Directors consists of:
Christian Motzfeldt, Director, The Danish Growth Fund, Chairman DenmarkBridge
Ole Andersen, Chairman, Danske Bank
Jacob Aqraou, Investor and former Sr. Vice President, eBay
Scott Bonham, Investor and former Co-Chair of C100
Thomas Bustrup, Director, Confederation of Danish Industry
Lars Dalgaard, Entrepreneur, founder and former CEO of SuccessFactors
Carl Erik Kjærsgaard, Founder and CEO, Blackwood Seven
Carl Bilbo, Vice President, Novo Nordisk
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