About us

The Link is a non-profit organization aiming to build a world-class ecosystem for startups in Aarhus

We do so by…

  • connecting the ecosystem to create stronger collaborations
  • showcasing the ecosystem by communicating the great stories, cases and collaborations from Aarhus
  • linking the ecosystem internationally to corporates, partners, and investors

Our WHY

We have a world-class university, a vibrant young population with an international mindset and global industry players with HQs and R&D activities in our region. With this being said, we have untapped potential in connecting our competitive advantages and growing a world-class ecosystem for entrepreneurs across sustainable food, life science and cleantech.

The Link’s goal is to support and strengthen the ecosystem for entrepreneurship across our strongholds in Aarhus.

We want to connect relevant stakeholders in the area to push entrepreneurship forward. We aim to place Aarhus on the world map as a startup hub within our strongholds and thereby attract attention, opportunities, and investors.

Our building blocks

The building blocks for The Link is a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and their Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (Reap). 

As part of the collaboration, MIT’s analysis of the Central Denmark Region stated that our strongholds are within sustainable food, life science and cleantech. Our weaknesses are a lack of connectedness between and across the three sectors and a lack of place branding of the ecosystem.

The Link was established to highlight our strengths and improve on our weaknesses. We are now moving from analysis to action; unleashing the potential for entrepreneurship in Aarhus. As any other “start-up” we’re building the boat as we go – developing and fine-tuning our efforts to fit the need in the ecosystem.

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