We want to recognize today’s leading tech innovators on a local and global scale

The second KPMG Private Enterprise Tech Innovator in Denmark competition recognizes the fastest-growing, most innovative technology companies across the country. We support businesses that have an ambition to accelerate their next phase of growth.

We’re inviting technology entrepreneurs across Denmark — and in 24 other countries in major regions of the world to compete with each other. They will pitch their innovations and present their growth ambitions to a panel of industry experts.

We will find the winner of the Danish competition during a pitch event on June 1st, 2023 - and you are welcome to participate! The winner of the Danish final will compete in the global final which is held in Lisbon in November 2023.

Event details

On the 1st of June 2023 we will announce the winner of the Global Tech Innovator Competition in Denmark. You can sign up to the event by using the "Sign up here" button below.

Time: 15:30 – 18:10 (Day Event), 18:10 – 21:00 (Evening event)

Location: KPMG office, Dampfærgevej 28, 2100 København Ø

15:30 – 16:00: Arrival and networking

16:00 – 16:10: Welcome by KPMG partner, Simon Vinberg Andersen

16:10 – 16:40: 1st round of pitches

16:40 – 17:00: Break

17:00 – 17:30: 2nd round of pitches

17:30 – 17.50: External speaker and voting

17:50 – 18.10: Winner announcement and closing remarks

18:10 – 21.00: Networking, food trucks and drinks

The potential benefits of competing

National exposure

In business and social media posts that reach your country’s tech and business influencers.

Global exposure

As a country winner at the final event to crown the Global Tech Innovator 2023 winner during Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Building a global peer network

Global finalists will become an alumnus/a of a growing, Global Tech Innovator Fellows’ network for high-achieving entrepreneurs to share ideas and challenges and build important connections.


Q: How can I participate in the competition?

A: To enter the competition, you must fill out the online application form for your company before deadline on 12 April 2023.

Q: Who can apply?

A: Any technology entrepreneur that has operated for less than 5 years and is registered and based in country/territory/jurisdiction that are participating in the competition can apply. Applicants must have innovative, proven technologies, robust business models, the ability to demonstrate traction in their activities and the potential to scale up. All entrants entering the competition on behalf of the company must be residents in the country/territory/jurisdiction they are applying in and aged 18 years or over. KPMG employees and contractors are prohibited from entering the competition.

Q: When can I apply?

A: Applications are open from 1 March 2023 and close on 12 April 2023.

Q: Is there a limit to the number of entries?

A: During the application period, there is no limit to the number of companies that can apply, however we request that no more than one application per company is submitted.

Q: What information do I need to provide?

A: If you’d like to apply, here’s what we’ll need:

  • Company details (name, address, company registration number, contact details)
  • CEO, founder and management team details
  • A brief description of the company, business model, any media coverage and proprietary technology (maximum of 200 words)
  • Details on funding raised to date, 2022 revenue figures and projections for 2023
  • A high-resolution image of your company logo

Selection Criteria

Q: How do I know if my company qualifies?

A: We aim to be as inclusive as possible; whether you’re a pure technology company or  tech-enabled, tech-led, or tech-driven, we want to hear about your growth ambitions.

Q: What stage should my company be at to be considered?

A: We are looking for companies that have been operating for 5 years or less, and must have a viable product or service.


Q: What is the pitching format?

A: Each company will be given a total of approximately 5 minutes to both pitch and answer questions from a judging panel. All presentations must be in Microsoft PowerPoint or PDF file format. A detailed pack outlining requirements will be shared with shortlisted businesses when appropriate.

Q: What is the judging criteria?

A: Each pitching competition will be judged by a panel of industry and KPMG experts. All applications will be scored based on six, equally-weighted criteria. The criteria are disruption and innovation, market potential, customer adoption, market traction and marketing, long-term potential and pitch quality. The decisions of the panel will be final.


Q: What do winners get?

A: Winners in Denmark will receive exposure and recognition through local media coverage and KPMG corporate channels. The winners will also be put forward as finalists in the Global Tech Innovator competition, which will take place in November 2023.

The finalists will be provided with standard class flights/travel, hotel accommodation to the final.

The prizes cannot be substituted for cash or any other alternatives.

Q: How and when will the winners be notified?

A: The winners here in Denmark will be notified on the day of the final which is 1 June 2023. Winners will also be profiled in the KPMG “Winners Report”. The Global Tech Innovator winner will be announced on stage in person and virtually in November 2023.

Further information

Q: What are the costs involved in participation?

A: There is no charge for entering into the competition, although all costs related to attendance at the country finals must be covered by the participants themselves, where they are being held in person. KPMG will cover the cost of standard class flights/travel, accommodation for the one member from the finalist companies who are invited to present in November.

Q: Is there any publicity involved?

A: KPMG Private Enterprise will be promoting the pitch heats alongside various partners throughout the course of the competition. By entering the competition, you agree that any personal information provided by you with your entry may be held and used by KPMG to administer the competition.

If you are a winner of the competition, you agree that KPMG may use your name, image and company branding to announce the winner of the competition and for any other reasonable and related promotional and marketing purposes.

Q: Will I receive feedback on my application?

A: Unsuccessful applicants will be notified. Due to the volume of entries received, we are unable to provide detailed feedback to each unsuccessful applicant.

We value the time and effort put into each submission and thank you for your participation.

Q: Who do I get in touch with for further information?

A: For any further information please email siforsberg@kpmg.com

What makes a winner?

Applicants are typically technology entrepreneurs who are successfully making the transition from the startup phase to the next stage in the growth of their businesses. They have developed innovative, proven technologies, established robust business models, demonstrated traction and have the potential to scale up globally.

To be eligible for the competition, you must:

  • Be a registered company in Denmark
  • Have been actively operating for 5 years or less (in the current form)
  • Have raised at least DKK 3,5 million in equity OR; Generate revenue between DKK 6 million and DKK 100 million; 
  • Be either a pure technology or a tech-enabled, tech-driven or tech-led business
  • Not be majority owned by a large corporate
  • Conduct all pitches in English
  • Be available for an interview with KPMG to elect shortlisted companies
  • Be available to pitch at the Danish final event 1 June 2023
  • Available to pitch virtually at a country/region final event in the timeline outlined by the country of origin
  • If selected as a finalist, be available to pitch at the global final at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal in November 2023

What are we looking for?

Each pitching competition will be judged by a panel of industry experts. All applications will be scored based on six, equally-weighted criteria:

  1. Disruption and innovation
  2. Market potential
  3. Customer adoption
  4. Market traction and marketing
  5. Long-term potential
  6. Pitch quality

The decisions of the panel will be final.

Explore the competition and hear from past winners

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Compete on the global stage

The countries/regions/jurisdictions participating in the 2023 competition include: Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Southern Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam.

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