Nichlas Walsted and Allan Hermansen, founders of Swap Language.
They received an early grant which was a huge milestone for their business.
In many aspects, being a student with a startup idea is ideal. You have easy access to fresh knowledge, a huge network within many different fields, you have more freedom and time besides your studies than a full-time job would give you.
But what you often don’t have is a surplus of money.
This is why The Kitchen and Grundfos are proud to present EarlyCash – a micro grant at 15,000 DKK for student startups in the early stages from Aarhus University. EarlyCash will help you get on with your product or service and, at the end, might be a crucial stepping stone on your startup journey.
A Boost to Kickstart your Business
Entrepreneur Nichlas Walsted is one of many examples that early grants can be a turning point for your startup.
“15,000 DKK may not sound like much. But it can mean the world of a difference for students living only from their state education grant,” he says.
Nichlas Walsted is one of the co-founders of Swap Language – a digital platform that pairs up people with different mother of tongues who wants to… well, swap languages.
“Back in 2017, we received a micro grant of 30,000 DKK. That grant made us able to hire a UX developer to create the first version of our platform,” Nichlas Walsted explains and underlines, that they might not have been where they are today if they had not received that grant.
Today, Swap Language has more than 12,000 users from over 100 countries.
“In five years, we will have more than 2 million users,” Nichlas states.
What are you Waiting for?
All students from Aarhus University with a startup at an early stage can apply for an EarlyCash grant. And we once again underline, you don’t have to be far on your journey.
Apply for EarlyCash and let’s get that business started!
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