Become a mentor

Become a mentor

Become a mentor

Become a mentor

Do you want to make a difference for young startups and help bring innovative technology from the university into the real world? Then you might be a great fit for DTU’s mentor programme for pre-startups.

DTU produces many innovative startups based on inventions from elite research teams. To support these teams, we have developed the DTU pre-startup mentor programme in collaboration with DTU Science Park. The programme complements the teams with 2-3 elite mentors for a trial period of 6 months.


The mentors are all industry professionals in different domains. They provide valuable insights into running a business and prepare the teams for their start-up journey.

The programme was launched in January 2019 and took 30 teams under its wings during that first year.


Our mentors

Our mentors are a mix of experienced serial entrepreneurs, C level industry professionals and specialists within law, funding, team building and founding a start-up.


A mentor programme usually consists of 90 minute-meetings every 4-6 weeks, and will require you to prepare your company’s most urgent challenges. It also requires your motivation and ability to work actively on your challenges between meetings.


If you are interested, please contact the programme manager Jens Friholm ( and we will prepare you to meet a team of your own choice.



The mentor programme is one of the pieces in the puzzle of creating a link between DTU as a fantastic education institution and industry. It helps new companies get started and find their place in society where they can contribute and create jobs

- Birger Schneider, Director and Founder of Charmaj


Jens Friholm
Senior Innovation Officer, Business Development
DTU Skylab
+45 93 92 82 42