LEAP

FORWARD

Take your business
a leap forward

Let's Take a Leap

ENHANCE YOUR BUSINESS

We need a diverse group of people to solve the diverse problems the world is facing, and draw on all the talent available.

LEAP FORWARD is a customized accelerator program for Danish startups and scaleups with international potential.

Over the course of 5 months, founders get the opportunity to develop the business and leadership skills needed to internationalize.

The program is designed to emphasize and enhance the aspects of diversity and inclusion.

The Program

INTENTIONAL

LEAP FORWARD is a customized accelerator program helping startups and scaleups progress and grow within innovation, talent development, sustainability, and global expansion.

The Leap Forward programme targets diverse-founded startups and is intentionally designed for diversity and inclusion.

The program is hosted under the Danish NGO Found Diverse and over all delivered by Intentional ApS. 

The program is funded by The Danish Industry Foundation.

Agenda

5 MONTHS OF GROWTH HACKING

During the program founders develop and transform their businesses to enhance their footprint on foreign markets. In the 2023 programs, we focus on the Nordic and US market which includes a market visit and an intensive masterclass in either Stockholm (Q1/Q2, 2023) or Silicon Valley ((Q3/Q4, 2023).

2023 PROGRAM

  • LIVE KICK-OFF EVENT IN COPENHAGEN
  • 5 X VIRTUAL SESSIONS WITH SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT

  • 25 HOURS INDIVIDUAL EXPERT ADVISORY

  • 4 DAY FOREIGN MARKET VISIT IN EITHER STOCKHOLM (Q2, 2023) OR SILICON VALLEY (Q4, 2023)

Participation fee: DKK 7.800 per founder.

Application
Requirements

* Defined as “a business that provides a digital technical service/ product/ platform/hardware, or heavily relies on it, as its primary revenue source.”

  • Pre-seed to Series A

  • Tech company* with a product or service with the potential to scale and expand internationally

  • Founding team includes minimum one founder who is female

  • Functional prototype and paying customers

  • Determination to commit fully to the program

  • Clear intention to incorporate sustainable development goals into  business model

  • Driven by learning and improving professional and personal skills and competence 

If you have any questions regarding the application requirements, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

How To Apply

If you are interested in joining one of our 2023 programs apply below. We review applications on a continuous basis and will get back 2 weeks after application at the latest.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments – we’d love to hear from you.

The Team Behind

LIVA ECHWALD

Founder of Found Diverse. Co-founder of Intentional ApS. Co-creator of Diversity Commitment and the report and guide “Return on Diversity”. 

Has coached and facilitated workshops for +600 founders and their  teams with a focus on entrepreneurial leadership, high performing startup teams, and pitching.

STINE COLDING ALSTRUP

Co-founder of Found Diverse and Intentional ApS. Co-creator of Diversity Commitment and the report and guide “Return on Diversity”. 

15+ years of experience of working with PR, branding and strategic communication in leadership roles in Accenture, Qvartz, Kromann Reumert and The Potential Project.

The Team Behind

Participating Companies

2021/2022

Meet the talented and visionary participants of our 2021 program.

Partners

COME JOIN US

Launching the LEAP FORWARD program has only been possible with the support from our partners.

We are always looking into entering conversations with potential partners who would like to join us in our efforts to put diversity on the agenda and help startups grow internationally.

OUR PARTNERS

FUNDED BY:

CASE STORIES

TALES FROM LEAP FORWARD PARTICIPANTS

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Experiences

WHAT OUR ALUMNI SAY

LISA DALSGAARD

FOUNDER & CEO AT GOODIEPACK

“The program has helped me see our business in a global context. I learned how to elevate the investor message of what has become a born-global startup.”

CHARLOTTE RØNJE

CO-FOUNDER & CEO AT JAMII.ONE

“Amazing, diverse, founders with unique skills and an unique approach to management have taken their knowledge and created trail-blazing, successful companies. I will use my own background and my own unique qualities as a  strength to grow Jamii.one.”

Let's Take A Leap

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