CBC Semi-Final Jury 2018

SOURCEby Srividya Bhaskar

Meet the CBC semi-final 2018 jury!

Anette Nørgaard

Network Consultant, Vækstfonden

With experience as Nordic startup lead at Microsoft, Anette is engaged with the startup ecosystem in a variety of ways. She has served as a juror in numerous competitions, and has herself been an entrepreneur for a decade.

Janus Krarup

Head of Business Service, City of Copenhagen

With a focus on bringing foreign talent into the Danish labour market and helping businesses find the right talents, Janus is the head of business service, city of Copenhagen. Janus will be at #CBCup2018, looking for the world’s most creative entrepreneurs.

Anders Johansen

Managing Director, Unity Technlogies Denmark

Anders has been with Unity for 5 years and grown the company from 250 to 2300 employees. He is responsible for the people in the Global Engineering function and the Danish entities, and will join the #CBCjury to identify the semi-finalists.

Sten Peters

Partner, Deloitte

Sten has a long history with Deloitte organization where he witnessed their globalization. He is now sitting in Copenhagen as a member of the Core client leadership. He is also one of the founders and board members of Deloitte Pension Management P/S. He has a specialty in strategic development of the textile industry, and has experience in M&A of health care companies. Sten has also been a part-time professor of two different business schools in Denmark for a number of years.

Søren Stenderup

CEO, Organization Digital AML ApS

For the last 15 years Søren has been a serial entrepreneur. Some companies have failed – others have been exited with a profit. Currently, his focus is to market Denmark’s first fully digital Anti Money Laundering platform.

Betina Simonsen

CEO, Lifestyle & Design Cluster

Betina Simonsen has a master’s degree in international business and economy from Denmark and Japan. She has many years of experience within the lifestyle industry as buyer/product manager, head of market from international positions in Japan, USA and UK, and has served as the head of education at one of the largest Scandinavian Design Schools, Via Design. For the last 11 years, she has been the CEO of the national Danish Lifestyle & Design Cluster. Betina holds board positions in Danish entrepreneur companies including Lifestyle & Design Cluster and heads Nordic Buzz.

Steffen Kirkegaard

CEO, Gefion Ventures

Steffen Kirkegaard is the CEO of Gefion Ventures, and is known for his large network within both the venture industry and the startup community in general, not least as the former board member of DIF. Over time, he has, like so many others, found it difficult to finance his ideas and therefore, in cooperation with an investor, started Gefion Ventures, whose main purpose is to raise money for startups. In spring 2019 , Gefion Ventures will develop an international platform that will use support from the Danish venture and business angel industry to syndicate both internally and externally and will create a better framework for co-ups where startups find together to create even better products based on their ideas.
The idea is to create an even better ecosystem for financing and startups at home.