Ignite is an informal buddy program with the ambition to release more of the already existing knowledge, skills, network and experience – held by entrepreneurs in The Kitchen – for the benefit of aspiring entrepreneurs.

Ignite matches experienced student entrepreneurs (Ignite Senior) with students from the next generation of entrepreneurs (Ignite Junior) in The Kitchen. As an Ignite junior you will be matched with an Ignite Senior, who will contact you for the first meeting, and on you go.

How to get a buddy

If you are interested, send and email to Trine Hundevadt at thund@au.dk


  • You are enrolled in The Kitchen’s Founders program
  • You are in the early stages of developing your idea/startup
  • You are keen on learning from likeminded people who are a couple of steps ahead of you
  • You are a student at AU
  • If you want to apply for EarlyCash, you have to have participated in Startup Essentials


  • You get a buddy who cares for you and is eager to help you out
  • You are eligible for applying to EarlyCash, a grant worth 25,000 kr.


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