Move the world

It’s happening. We help impact startups strengthen their business models, innovate faster, understand their target-market and get sh*t done.

What is
+impact accelerator

Danske Bank and Katapult partnered up to contribute to UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Our mission is to support impact startups, and bridge the development gap by scaling their solutions. 
This year is the first edition, a 10 weeks intensive program, and we are looking for entrepreneurs to join us on the journey for impact at scale!


The first batch has been selected and the amazing cohort of startups are working hard right this moment… Here is the sneak peek to who they are.

Arctos promotes responsible travel through their online platform for discovering, booking, and hosting the best sustainable nature experiences on the planet.

To help the over 300 million children globally who never get to learn basic skills in math, reading and writing, Checheza aims to combat this by providing a locally relevant and effective digital complement to school in the form of game-based digital literacy and math training.

With renowned paediatrician and Professor at Karolinska University Hospital, Claude Marcus, on their team, Closs-system is developing a B2B-solution to help doctors and parents better combat childhood obesity.

Crey Science is developing creative tools to democratize learning by making everyone a content creator.

Drowzee uses the latest research from NTNU on neurofeedback in their B2C-solution aimed at reliving people of insomnia.

New Movements creates comfortable sneakers made with recycled materials, while in the process, cleaning the ocean form plastic waste with each pair you buy.

SignLab is creating an internationally adaptable learning platform for teaching sign language to communities, siblings, and parents to the millions of deaf children in the world.

With their motto “Save money, save the planet”, Useless is creating an impact investing platform, engaging people to use less and invest what they save.

Lulu Lab develops educational games on taboo topics to make it easier to speak out loud about even the difficult things.

Who are we looking for

Are you an entrepreneur who believes in making systemic change through the power of business? Great, then you are meeting the base criteria for this program. We do, however have a couple of more points for you to meet:

We are looking for early stage start-ups. Pre- seed or during first seed capital stages

Your solution needs to be addressing a social or environmental issue. Preferably corresponding to one (or more) of the SDGs

Your company has at least two cofounders

Your company is located in at least one of the following countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway or Sweden

Your business model has potential to scale (preferably structured around tech)

Joining +impact Accelerator is a commitment so we will need you to show up for weekly check-ins, lectures and mentor sessions.

Why you should apply

  1. You will be lead through a world renowned program consisting of 26 steps in collaboration with MIT
  2. We know the struggles of being a young enterprise, so we will provide you with and cover the costs of accommodation in Copenhagen.
  3. You will work from SingularityU Nordic’s co-working space, that will help you build the network of likeminded people!
  4. Throughout the program, you will get access to excellent mentors that will help you crack the toughest business challenges
  5. Association with a strong brands such as Danske Bank, Katapult, and SingularityU Nordic.

Move forward

+impact Accelerator powered by
Danske Bank and Katapult


How many of us needs to be present during the program?

As many as possible, however we completely understand the busy schedule of a dedicated entrepreneur. Therefore, the expectation is that at least one person per team physically show up for the check-in and lectures that will take place in Copenhagen. We make reasonable exception (f.ex closing a deal with a customer, client, sponsor or other important leads).

How many hours per week is required to follow the program? (i.e show up for lectures, assignments, check-in’s,etc)

About 15-20 hours.
Note: Almost all of these hours will be spend working on your start-up, sharing your challenges and learning from people who will be a valuable addition to your network.

Are participants expected to share specifics about their business, idea or concept?

Yes. Sharing is caring, especially in the impact space! If you’re not ready to share, this program is not for you.

Is there a trial period for both parties to evaluate a good fit?

Yes. Within the first month, if either party concludes it’s a bad fit, the contract is terminated.

Anything else?

Notes. Remember to take notes. You will be bombarded with valuable insights, knowledge, tips, advice and tangible tactics. If you’re not taking notes, you are not the start-up we’re looking for.