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The Kitchen is Aarhus University’s startup hub dedicated to accelerate knowledge and innovative solutions to the fundamental challenges facing society.

We strive to be a melting point for the larger entrepreneurial community, as we believe innovation and collaboration go hand in hand.

The Kitchen is located in the historic community hospital buildings in Aarhus, and in the very place where the old hospital kitchen used to be. Today, the 3300 square meters are dedicated to the physical framework for startups and spin-outs from Aarhus University to realise their ideas, build their businesses and to help increase impact. In addition to university spin-outs and startups, we are home to established startups, corporate partners, and private and public investors.

Furthermore, The Kitchen is a public workspace and café open to everyone.
Year round we host more than 200 inspirational and professional talks, networking and social events, investor events, workshops, pitch sessions, and more.
Most of it open to everyone.

We believe that by connecting students and researchers with the corporate sector as well as the startup community outside Aarhus University, we create the most nourishing environment for innovation and collaboration to grow.

Only together we can tackle the big challenges of tomorrow.

Startup advisors

ADRIANA MARIA HANSEN

Business developer

ANNE SJØLUND

Startup advisor

JONAS BRANDT

Head of Business Development

KARSTEN BUBBER OUTZEN

Business developer

LISA MEJLVANG LINDGAARD

Business developer

MIKKEL MØL DALSGAARD

Business developer

MORTEN MUNCH MINDEGAARD

Dual Career advisor

PHINE KATRINE WIBORG

Project manager

SEBASTIAN GRAM NGUYEN RASMUSSEN

Startup advisor

STEEN BUCHHAVE VILLADSEN

Business developer

TERESE K. HYBSCHMANN

Business developer

TRINE HUNDEVADT

Startup advisor

VEGAR LEIN AUSRØD

Startup advisor

Administration, events & communication

ANNETTE BRAAD CHRISTENSEN

Onboarding Lead

EMILIE FUGLSANG

Promotion lead

JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN

Head of Innovation

LINE HOLST THOMSEN

Facility coordinator

LONNI KLITGAARD

Communications manager

MARIE KJØLHEDE

Project manager

MERETHE KRUSE

Project manager AU Challenge

NINA HEIBERG LYHNE

Communications officer

SIGNE TRIER SIMONSEN

Promotion lead (on maternity leave)

TANYA MAJLUND MCGREGOR

Event and conference coordinator

Student assistants

FREDERIK LIND

Student Assistant

FREDERIK RIX JENSEN

Student assistant

LAUGE WITTUS JOHNSEN

Student Assistant