EarlyCash is a grant for students at Aarhus University who want to take their startup idea one step closer towards a commercial product or service. Students can apply for grants of 15,000 DKK.
The grants can be used for
Following elements will improve the probability of receiving a grant
The grant cannot be used for
The grant is targeted early stage startups, who have not received any prior funding. (Ex. Micro Grant from the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship or Innobooster from Innovation Fund Denmark)
How and when to apply
It is a requirement that you have signed up to The Kitchen’s IGNITE program at the time when you apply for EarlyCash. Read more about IGNITE here.
EarlyCash has four annual deadlines.
Selected applicants are invited to a ten minute presentation. Applicants will be notified, whether they are selected for presentation or not, no later than 10 workdays after the application deadline.
At the presentation, there will be a panel of three judges. The final decision is communicated by email after the presentation. Declined applicants are welcome to re-apply at the next deadline with an updated application.
After 6 months, applicants formulate a short final report that explains how the grant has been used and whether the milestones have been met or not. Pictures in the report are welcome. The final report is sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kitchen emphasises that the applicant is responsible for examining whether the award is taxable or not. The applicant must be either one person/project lead (CPR) or one company (CVR). In the case where several people are involved in the idea, and the applicant is not a company, the team must choose one project lead as applicant.
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