Ignite is a student organization, founded by entrepreneurs from The Kitchen. The purpose of Ignite is to ensure that the knowledge, skills, network, and experience held by the startups in The Kitchen are shared with new and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Ignite social activities

A key part of Ignite’s activities is to organize social events and activities. Friday bar, barbeque nights and other fun activities to ensure that everyone who wish can grow their network and help shape the Ignite culture.

Stay updated on social events at the Kitchen Family group on Facebook

Ignite Buddy Program

The Ignite Buddy Program matches new startups (Ignite Junior) in The Kitchen with a buddy (Ignite Senior) who is a couple of steps further along on their startup journey. This way, new entrepreneurs get a buddy who can give them relevant advice, and who has recently been in the same place as the new startup is currently in.

The Ignite senior will also help prepare the Ignite junior to apply for the EarlyCash Grant. To apply for the EarlyCash grant, it is a requirement that you have a Senior Buddy and have participated in Startup Essentials. Read more about the EarlyCash grant here

How to get a buddy:

When you sign up for the Ignite Buddy Program, you will be matched with a buddy who is an experienced entrepreneur. Your buddy will be able to help you reflect and motivate and inspire you on your course.

To be matched with a buddy, write us an email at ignite@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 and have a senior buddy


  • 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.
  • Social activities (Friday bar, sports activities and much more)


Senior Buddy & Ignite Driver

Founder of Contribe

Education: Cand.Jur (Law), business-focused

Business area:

  • Saas
  • Paas
  • Sustainability
  • Donation Management
  • Traceability Software

Area of expertise:

  • Business Law
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Company formation
  • Business strategy
  • Fundraising,
  • Recruitment
  • Business models
  • Sustainability
  • CSR
  • Reporting

+45 60 15 81 74


Senior Buddy & Ignite Driver

Founder of Find din terapeut

Education: International Business Communication in English

Business area:

  • Tech
  • Mental Health
  • Online help

Area of expertise:

  • Subscription business model
  • Sales Advisory
  • Business development

+45 41 31 31 19


Senior Buddy & Ignite Driver

Founder of Science Academy

Education: Economics and Business Administration

Business area:

  • Education
  • Publishing
  • E-learning
  • EdTech
  • Logistics

Area of expertise:

  • Management
  • Recruitment
  • HR
  • Economics
  • Creative problem solving

+45 61 68 51 68