The Hub is a free-of-charge community platform tailored to the needs of growth startups. The Hub gives an overview of the Nordic startup community by providing visibility to startups in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Northern Ireland. Via the platform, startups can get assistance with their recruitment of talent, connection with investors and access best practice tools (e.g. employment contract, pitch deck).
The Hub has three main target groups; the first one being growth startups based in the above-mentioned countries, who are facing various challenges related to scalability. These challenges can be related to recruitment, funding or other insights. As a startup, you might be looking to expand your team in order to build or scale, looking for funding, or being in the need of best practice tools such as a pitch deck or employment contract. The Hub has gathered the solutions to those challenges and more importantly made them accessible.
The second main target group is applicants who want to join a startup. It is those who are already a part of the startup ecosystem, students with the dream of becoming entrepreneurs, employees in larger organisations, or anyone else wanting to be part of a startup journey.
The third main target group is investors interested in growth startups in the Nordics and Northern Ireland. It is those who are looking to invest in the next big unicorn e.g. venture capital funds, angels, accelerators, and incubators. The Hub has assembled these and given them visibility towards growth startups who are looking for funding. The Hub is completely free to use for all three groups; startups, applicants, and investors.
TheHub.io is based on a strategic partnership between Danske Bank and Rainmaking. The project has been fueled by Danske Bank’s wish to help Nordic companies grow, especially early-stage companies with a global outlook and the ambition to expand fast. Rainmaking is an experienced player in the startup community and therefore a natural partner for The Hub. Rainmaking has felt the need for specific tools to promote growth within their own startups. Furthermore, they know about the challenges of early-stage companies from their accelerator program, Startupbootcamp.
In the rest of the Nordics, Danske Bank and Rainmaking have teamed up with some of the best and most promising local partners such as Nordic Impact in Norway, Maria 01 in Finland, and Catalyst in Northern Ireland.
Are you part of a growth startup and want to be part of our platform? Learn more and join The Hub at https://thehub.io/startups/join. Create your free startup profile and get assistance with recruitment of talent, connection with investors, and access best practice tools at The Hub.
If you are unsure whether your growth company fits the platform, write an email to us through any of our contacts below. We are more than happy to help with any questions or concerns you might have.
As you may have noticed, we operate with a broad definition of funding for startups. Aside from money it can come in the form of knowledge or connecting them to the right collaborators at the right time. If you provide any of that - as an accelerator, incubator, venture capital firm or an independent investor - we would like to learn more about you.