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What is Start-up Denmark?

Start-up Denmark lets you live and launch your start-up in one of Europe’s most entrepreneur-friendly countries.

It is a start-up visa scheme for talented entrepreneurs who want to grow high-impact start-ups in Denmark.

How does it work?

Read more about how to apply here 

What do I get?

Accepted applicants get a residence and work permit for Denmark valid for two years plus possibility of extension. And this is much more than just a permit: It allows you to build your business in a renowned entrepreneurial ecosystem supported by great public business development initiatives and access to the European Single Market.

Besides access to various programmes and subsidy schemes this includes free tailored counselling in public business development centres. Here, consultants can boost your start-up and guide you through Denmark’s vast opportunities for entrepreneurs, such as accelerators, co-working spaces, investment funds and grassroots initiatives.

Moreover, you get access to most welfare benefits – such as healthcare and education. This also applies to accompanying spouses and children.

Who is behind?

Start-up Denmark is co-led by the Ministry of Business and Growth and the Ministry of Immigration, Integration and Housing.

YouNoodle runs this website and provides application handling services.

Ministry of Business and Growth Denmark Ministry of Immigration, Integration and Housing