Copenhagen  

is a mini Silicon Valley

2011.09.27

In Denmark, a rich vein of IT and design talent is building a new generation of tech companies with an ambitious international outlook, writes The Next Web, one of the top ten most influential blogs in the world.

Copenhagen is a hungry European startup city that is well placed to rival the likes of London and Berlin, writes the influential IT-blog The Next Web in a post titled “Something is rocking in the state of Denmark: Why Copenhagen is a startup city to watch”.

The Next Web has visited Copenhagen and its emerging tech startups such as Founders House, a co-working space for young web and mobile startups, as well as more established tech companies such as Podio, which allows workers to collaborate and create their own apps to help them with specific tasks.

Co-founder of Podio, John Froda, says to The Next Web that Copenhagen has the basis of a strong startup city because of a culture and tradition of collaboration, coupled with a strong coding and design skill base. The Danes learn English early at school and tech startups in the country tend to use English as the first language around their offices, helping them attract international talent that may be uncomfortable speaking Danish.

Christian Lanng. CEO of Tradeshift, which builds a social network around the process of paying invoices, says to The Next Web that Danes are attracted to initiate business-focused startups because the country is traditionally a trading nation with many people working in industries such as shipping. It’s simply a natural progression to transfer that approach to the country’s tech startups.

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