All photos by Sonia Ziegler

In the warmth of the beautiful historical Fæstningens Materialgård buildings which house Innovationsfonden, we welcomed a sold-out crowd to hear the stories of Camilla Ley Valentin, co-founder and CCO of Queue-it, Marie Mathiesen, CEO and co-founder of Qvest and Malene Madsen, CEO and co-founder of Work Balance Institute

Themes of confidence, resilience and determination left us puffed with a renewed energy to drive onwards. I’m sure there were more than a few tentative budding entrepreneurs who are now armoured with the courage to take the next steps on their journey of starting or growing their business. Interestingly, none of the speakers could recognise the negative situations that are typically assigned entrepreneurship, such as lower job security.

The ever-present topic of parental leave was raised early as Camilla Ley Valentine presented Innovationsfond’s brand new set of principles (yet to be published to the wider public) which included a larger focus and efforts around diversity and inclusion, and a strong push to make parental leave easier to navigate as a startup owner. Good stuff to come from them – any fledgeling innovators or entrepreneurs are encouraged to check out their different funding pools here.

Link up with our speakers below:
Camilla Ley Valentin
Marie Mathiesen
Malene Madsen