NEST Copenhagen

We just moved in!

What is NEST?

There is a life outside of "work", even for entrepreneurs.
We love places like Hus24 in Stockholm and Blackbox Mansion in Silicon Valley. Therefore we wanted to make an awesome co-living space for young entrepreneurs and innovators - right here in Copenhagen!

Just to get it straight - we are not a co-working space. The people living here, typically already have a place to work. What they need is a home. A home where they can live, eat and have fun together with cool likeminded people, always up for debating a great TEDtalk, watching the latest episode of Game of Thrones or whatever you might be up for.

What we have to offer is a new home at Reventlowsgade 10. Right next to Copenhagen Central Station, close to Tivoli, the Copenhagen lakes and the Meatpacking District - SMACK downtown - Where you get 19 entrepreneurial minds as roommates. A mix of startup founders and innovators.

We all move in on the 1st of April (no fool)

What do I actually get? What do I get?

you are the average of the people you gather around you...
...so we made a home for the creators of tomorrow

The Residents

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Who's Alexander?

Alexander Almegaard

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Alexander Almegaard

Office Manager at Startupbootcamp Mobility After having organised several events with ITU Innovators and Startup Live, and completed his BA in Digital Media & Design, Alexander is now spending his time managing and optimising the office space at Europe's largest accelerator, Startupbootcamp, as well as helping out with graphic design and all kinds of tech issues.
When he is not in the office or working on some other project, you'll probably find him mountain biking, taking pictures or behind the computer, living his second life.
Who's Maria?

Maria Flyvbjerg Bo

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Maria Flyvbjerg Bo

Partner at Djippo At the age of 16, Maria started her own online store – practically by coincidence, but living the life of an entrepreneur caught her attention. Since then she has experimented with different ideas and companies while studying Economics and IT at Copenhagen Business School. Now she is partner and co-founder at Djippo (www.djippo.com) where she works with data visualisation. Furthermore she volunteers at the entrepreneur organisation Gate to Create.
When Maria is not working on her business or studying, she loves to socialize, travel, kitesurf, practice crossfit, read a good book or watch a movie.
Who's Marie?

Marie Lyhne Damgaard

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Marie Lyhne Damgaard

MA in interaction Design at Umea Institute of Design Driven by creating impact on people’s lives by rethinking systems, products and experiences. Her passion for people and improving matters by human centered design has taken her on many exiting journeys like creating new treatment procedures for patient and parents experiences during cancer treatments in Sweden.

Today she is a part of a new start up who is creating an awesome product for blood transfusion in emergency situations

When not working she is starting up a new clothing wear called “Wear Optimism”, spending time in her art studio or doing all kinds of sports- especially the ones with a twist of adrenalin .
Who's Mark?

Mark Dencker

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Mark Dencker

Co-founder and Partner at Wiredelta Mark dreams himself back to the good old days as a 13 year-old in the basement translating books about HTML from English to Danish. He eventually grew so frustrated with web programming that he ultimately quit at the age of 16. While being on the more stable path within academia, pursuing one of his two Master degrees in Barcelona, faith would have it that he met his French co-founder. Today he spends his time helping internet entrepreneurs structure, build and scale their ventures through Wiredelta, but continues teaching economics at Copenhagen University on the side. When he's not wired in, you will find him teaching Asthanga yoga to whoever cares participating and hang around the kitchen looking for a good bottle of wine!
Who's Kristoffer?

Kristoffer Dorph

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Kristoffer Dorph

Freelance webdeveloper and Partner at Stamsted Kristoffer started programming when he was 12 and has since done a lot of freelance work for companies like Geo Konsult and Joe & the Juice. He has also been part of a wide variety of projects from games to the food ordering startups. Apart from his startups and side projects he is studying for a bachelor in Computer Science at Copenhagen University.
He is an avid music enthusiast and can normally be heard singing loudly in front of his computer while coding like there’s no tomorrow.
Who's Jonas?

Jonas Elming

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Jonas Elming

Founder & Partner at Nordic Race After several years in the Danish army with experience from Afghanistan and the Danish Special Forces, Jonas decided to quit and start studying marketing. During the process he founded the company Nordic Race, which is obstacle races/courses based on his past in the Army. Today more than 6.000 people have been challenged by his events.

Jonas has a very entrepreneurial mindsets and enjoys discussing different marketing approaches.

Besides “work” he spend a lot of time exercising. Trailrun, crossfit, MTB, swimming and wakeboarding is some of his biggest interests.
Who's Jan-Cayo?

Jan-Cayo Fiebig

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Jan-Cayo Fiebig

Opportunity seeker Cayo had the chance to live in seven countries in where he survived an earthquake, tornado and a lightning hit. His passion to explore enables him to meet interesting personalities, fascinating cultures and unique opportunities.
Cayo stores every new impression in his little imaginary backpack ready to be used when the time feels right. Like an idea that he turned into the #1 iPhone app in Germany with over 470.000 downloads.
When you don’t see Cayo smiling on his little childhood mountain bike, he is learning to pronounce those tricky Danish words or is planning his next adventure.
Who's Brian?

Brian Gjerstrup

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Brian Gjerstrup

Co-founder og StartupSteps and Intrapreneur at Venture Cup A visionary entrepreneurship-ecosystem geek - since 2005. Brian became an entrepreneur when he and his team excelled in Young Enterprise Company Programme. He fell in love with entrepreneurs and his journey took him on to lead the Danish NGO branch YEAD and then the mother organisation JA-YE Alumni Europe – an international alumni network for entrepreneurs.

Brian has shown a strong and long lasting passion for helping and facilitating entrepreneurs, as mentor, teacher, advisor, networker, support-system-builder.

After hours you will find Brian slow cooking with a glass of Spanish red wine - listening to Metallica.
Who's Andy?

Andy Graulund

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Andy Graulund

Web Designer/Developer/Person Andy Graulund is in love with the power of the internet and the magic of social globalisation that occurs on it. Wanting to create brilliant things, Andy enjoys both designing and programming; something that co-exists wonderfully in the creation of websites and web apps.
Growing up, Andy has spent most of his free time creating solutions to every day problems around him with code. And even though a handful of them have helped a lot of other people, he's still looking for the one idea that can be turned into a profitable product.
Who's Kræn?

Kræn Hansen

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Kræn Hansen

Computer scientist, hacker & CTO at BIT BLUEPRINT Kræn started programming from age 12 - before he knew the name of what he did.
As computer scientist from DTU and ETH Zürich, he is the technical director of BIT BLUEPRINT, a leading IT consultancy specialized in open disciplines.
He's a gifted programmer, a hacker by any known definition and if you listen carefully, you can hear him beatboxing his way around the Nest.
Who's Daniel?

Daniel Jensen

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Daniel Jensen

CEO & co-owner at SIE-Hunting.com and SIE-Group At the center of Daniel you find his love for startups, daring entrepreneurship and mind-full business consulting of those who strive to change the status quo, one solution at a time. Despite his Viking exterior he is as much a warmhearted people person interested in the well being of others, as he is a determined doer who keeps himself to the highest standards. Daniel started his first business at age 17, which enabled him to gain experience while in periods living abroad in Melbourne, San Diego, Hawaii and Barcelona. He currently grows his businesses in addition to finalizing his studies at CBS’s BSc in International Business.
Daniel does possess an unrestrained (dark) appetite for watersports, great food and having a good time as it keeps his mind sharp. He travels while embracing spontaneity and the adrenaline kicks that accompany the extreme sports he engages himself in. He enjoys playing the guitar and practicing memory optimization (okay, last-mentioned maybe not so much).
Who's Marius?

Marius Klausen

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Marius Klausen

Co-founder at Moving Monday ApS, Bargruppen ApS and Sentiv ApS Having raised more than €300.000 for his teenage startup and build a mobile cocktail bar which still has a loyal customer base, he is now busy running his Animated Video company Moving Monday - Marius has tried most of what the “entrepreneurial life” has to offer.
Marius is almost a bachelor of Design & innovation from DTU, but it’s been put on hold to free up time for Moving Monday.
He is a fan of gymnastics, endurance sports and used to have a thing for paleo diets.
Who's Morten?

Morten Krarup Kristensen

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Morten Krarup Kristensen

COO at Startupbootcamp Copenhagen After working in 5 different startups and being part of the rebuilding of YEAD, a youth entrepreneurship organisation, Morten now use his hours helping entrepreneurs and startups succeed with their business through Europe's largest accelerator program, Startupbootcamp.
He is a globetrotter and has visited entrepreneurs and startup communities all over the world from Bangkok to San Francisco and in the process build a pretty good network.
When he’s not working or discussing some kind of project, you’ll find him working out at the gym or meditating.
Who's Mads-Emil?

Mads-Emil Gellert Larsen

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Mads-Emil Gellert Larsen

Co-Founder of Bellmetric Coming off a very diverse background - a bachelor degree in classical music from the Academy of Music in Malmö and a bachelor degree in Rhetorical Communication from the University of Copenhagen– becoming an entrepreneur wasn’t the most obvious path. However, with a genuine interest i technology, data and gadgets entrepreneurship became the thing. First working with sales & marketing in a IT-consultant house, later as a part of the winning group at the first Startup Live in Copenhagen and now Co-Founder of Bellmetric.
Other interests? Music, Games, and NFL.
Who's Mads?

Mads Lønnberg

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Mads Lønnberg

Holder at Nøddebazaren At the age of 13 Mads found out he was an entrepreneur. He started buying football jerseys with autographs from big European clubs and sold them on Danish auction websites. This earned him some great spare money and he knew from that point what he should do in his future. The following years he used his time travelling and playing football, until the age of 21, when he started the WebShop, noddebazaren.dk, which is now the biggest nut/dry fruit shop in Denmark.
Who's Jannik?

Jannik Lønstrup

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Jannik Lønstrup

Intrapreneur at InnovationLab After a couple of years working freelance, Jannik was hired as a student front-end web developer and prototyper at LEGO. Since then he has been a part of 2 tech startups, while still keeping up with studies at Aarhus University and DTU. He is right now taking his masters degree, where he specializes in user experience, data mining and machine learning. And currently he is working as intrapreneur in the company InnovationLab.
He believes that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. But apart from practicing magic he loves to hang out with friends, playing instruments, or go outside for some beach volley or a round of golf.
Who's Mads?

Mads Emil Matthiesen

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Mads Emil Matthiesen

Co-founder and management at CathVision and BioRepeller In 2009 at Stanford entrepreneurship week, Mads realized he was not doing enough. Today, he has co-founded several medtech start-ups and practiced the early steps of transforming medical ideas into patented products and funded companies.
Mads is an engineer and holds a Master of Science in Medicine and Technology. After spending a year running at a training center in rural Kenya, he now has exchanged the running shoes with a fast racer bike that he hopes to take for a ride with his fellow NESTers
Who's Dan?

Dan Nielsen

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Dan Nielsen

Co-founder of Create Copenhagen Since 2010 Dan has been an active part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Denmark. Dan started and ran several entrepreneurial organizations during his university studies. Most recent was national NGO Gate to Create, which he spread to all eight Danish universities. He fundraised a total of around DKK 500.000,- for this organization over 2 years.
Dan now runs the Strategic Design and Branding agency, Create Copenhagen. An upcoming agency located in inner Copenhagen.
You’ll meet Dan in the gym every morning before he goes to work. Besides that he has a strong passion for politics.
Who's Casey?

Casey Rodarmor

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Casey Rodarmor

Programmer After working at Google – first on the back end tending to unfathomably large fleets of computers, and then on the front end working on the user interface of Maps – Casey got tired of being a tiny cog in a giant machine and struck off on his own.
He's now developing a real-time visuals engine for musical performances. When not coding he can probably be found slacking off, procrastinating, and struggling to learn Danish.
Who's Peter?

Peter Trydeman

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Peter Trydeman

Entrepreneur and Former Boardmember at The Danish Stockholder Association By the age of 19 Peter made his first million by trading stocks. He lost the "title" in the market crash along with the narcissistic need. Sports economics is another of his interests and based on his experiences he has produced a DVD about football economics.
Peter is always looking for the next big thing, and enjoys discussing trends and movements in the startup environment. After hours you’ll normally find him reading a book, working out or socializing and partying at various venues in Copenhagen.
Who're you?

Is this you?

Is this you?

Are you one of those crazy ones that can’t let ideas just stay ideas?
Are you outgoing and creative with a weird passion for making cool things come to life?
We always looking for people to make NEST Copenhagen a better place - so if you are up for it, shoot us an email at: hello@nestcopenhagen.dk
You’ll of course get a chance to live in the house as well!

Ambassadors

Who's Peter?

Peter Skov-Buch

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Peter Skov-Buch

Owner at Citius-Consult Driven is the keyword for Peter. Former Sourcing Manager for Terma A/S. But now runs Citius-Consult were he focuses on property investment and helping the entrepenurial enviroment in Copenhagen.
Who's Eva?

Eva Missling

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Eva Missling

General Manager Europe at 99designs General manager at 99Designs the worlds largest crowd-sourcing platform for graphical design. Eva is a passionated entrepenuer and has created 12Designer in Germany which was bought by 99Designs in 2012. An always positive and inspirering person.
Who's Søren?

Søren Therkelsen

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Søren Therkelsen

Building & working w. startups in DK & SV Søren start things and execute them. As the co-founder of SCALEit, he bridge companies with Silicon Valley. And has since spring 2011 helped more than 50+ Danish startups + a number of European companies, to get introduced and networked in to the valley.
Who's Torsten?

Torsten Kolind

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Torsten Kolind

CTO at YouNoodle Risk-taking entrepreneur disguised as a comfortable Dane.
"I lived in a startup house called The Glint in San Francisco, which helped me build a better YouNoodle".
Who's Simon?

Simon Schock

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Simon Schock

Co-founder at Sortedam Ventures Simon Schock was the CEO and co-founder of a successful digital agency for several years before starting a startup incubator focusing on contributing with substantial product development expertise and resources. The incubator has invested in four companies to date. Alongside, Simon co-founded Founders House which has become the #1 co-working space for the best and most ambitious startups of Denmark within web and mobile.
Who's Martin?

Martin von Haller Groenbaek

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Martin von Haller Groenbaek

Partner at Bird & Bird Chairman at The Danish Open Source Business Association and partner at Bird&Bird, where he assist clients in matters dealing with IT- and web contracts, Internet law, corporate law, and open source. Over the last 10 years he has co-founded several startups and new organizations with prominent Danish IT-entrepreneurs. Martin also serves on a number of boards of eCommerce and web companies as well as being on board of the danish street festival, Distortion.
Who's Tine?

Tine Thygesen

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Tine Thygesen

CEO of Everplaces As a Co-founder of Everplaces, Tine is part of building the new standard in personal navigation and bringing back relevance to recommendations. Besides her startup she is also the Co-founder of Founders House the #1 co-working space for the best and most ambitious startups of Denmark within web and mobile.
Who's Emil?

Emil Steglich-Petersen

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Emil Steglich-Petersen

Founder and General Manager at Republikken
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success"
- Henry Ford

The FAQ's

WILL I BE WORKING AT NEST?

NEST will not be your "second workspace". It will be your home. Think of it as a shared apartment with people who share the same interest for making things happen, people who are driven to create things. But also people who enjoy biking, running, working out, cooking, watching a good series or meditating. Even workaholics need to get their head away from time to time this is the possibility to do that with like minded people.

OKAY, OKAY - BUT HOW MANY PEOPLE WOULD I LIVE WITH?

NEST Copenhagen consists of 4 apartments with room for 20 entrepreneurs. Meaning you'll be living in an apartment with 4-6 people - Having your own room of course, you'll share a big kitchen with your 3-5 roommates living in your apartment. Everyone living in NEST will of course be carefully picked, making sure that everyone is there with the same purpose of being social with like minded people.

SO I'LL HAVE TO SHARE TOILET/BATHROOM WITH 5 PEOPLE?

No. We wouldn't want to share a bathroom with more than two people, so we don’t expect you to. There will be two bathrooms in each apartment so you’ll only have to share it with one or two people.

HOW OLD/YOUNG WILL THE PEOPLE LIVING HERE BE?

As a rule of thumb, we'll take in people that are between 21 and 35. However if you are extremely awesome and unbelievable hungry to move in - forget this rule and make a world class application we cannot ignore!

WHERE IS THIS PLACE LOCATED?

At Reventlowsgade 10, 1651 Copenhagen V. Right next to Copenhagen Central Station, close to Tivoli, the Copenhagen lakes and the Meatpacking District - SMACK downtown!

SO A BUILDING DOWNTOWN WITH 20 YOUNG PEOPLE... I SEE THIS BECOMING ONE BIG PARTY HOUSE?!

Definitely not. Of course there will be some partying, but this will be a home for some of the most ambitious and visionary young people. Everyone will be there to learn and improve themselves by living with like minded people who "work" most of the time.

HOW OFTEN WILL I HANG OUT WITH THE OTHER NEST'ERS?

Of course that’s up to you to decide. However you can of course expect to meet your roommates in the kitchen daily and the other NEST’ers at the event space. This will be the place where we watch TED talks, Game of Thrones, play games, chill, discuss the latest startup trend or exit and of course have parties!

CAN MY BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND MOVE INTO MY ROOM WITH ME?

No he/she can't. You can of course have people over and people staying a night or two in your room, but you are not allowed to "live" two people in one room.

WILL I HAVE TO DO THE DISHES?

No! We don't want you to waste time doing the dishes - we've got dishwashers.

DO WE HAVE ACCESS TO WASHING MACHINES?

Yep. There will be a cheap coin operated launderette with washing machines in the basement.

LET'S SAY I'M A REALLY TIDY PERSON. WILL I END UP CLEANING AFTER EVERYONE?

No, not at all. We've hired cleaning personnel to clean the open areas, also included in the rent. Also cleaning rules will be described in the House Rules. If not followed, and ignoring the warnings you can be thrown on the street.

WILL IT BE A CLOSED HOUSE ONLY FOR THE PEOPLE LIVING THERE?

No not at all. We want to make a house for the whole startup community. Of course with respect for the people living there, but we want it to be a place people can visit and hang out, the "place to be" for foreign entrepreneurs visiting Copenhagen. We believe that by "opening" it up we’ll get a healthy flow of great people in the building, adding to everyones network and inspiration.

HOW MUCH WILL ALL THIS COST?

The rent will depend on the size of your room. We have calculated the square meter price for all of NEST and divided that out on the how many square meters you have access to. The rent will be between 4.500 and 8.000 kr. a month including everything, rent, internet, water, electricity, etc. For a room downtown Copenhagen in a 5 room apartment, which is part of an exclusive community that you share with the brightest people you can imagine. There will of course be 3 months rent as a deposit (which of course won't be used unless you destroy something) plus 3 months rent paid in advance, because of your 3 months notice period (meaning that when you are ready to fly from NEST you don't pay the last 3 months rent)

DO YOU GUYS EARN ANYTHING ON THIS?

No we don't. We move into the house like everyone else. And yes - We pay the same rent as everyone else as well, there is no "economic" upside to us by getting this off the ground. We really just want to live in this community ourselves!

Send an application

Apply for a space on the prospect list to come and live with us at nest Copenhagen

NEST Copenhagen is full at the moment, but you know these kind of people. Today they’re in Copenhagen, tomorrow they might be in Berlin and the day after that probably in Antarctica... So we do get a room free now and then. Therefore we have this "Prospect List" where people can sign up if they are sincerely interested in moving into NEST Copenhagen.

We then pick people from this list based on skills, experience and most importantly - personality. There is no right or wrong (or left), everything has to fit with the people you would be living with and the community as a whole. So if NEST is just what you've been looking for then throw us one hell of an application and show us who you are! We like people who stand out from the crowd, so write something out of the ordinary, make a cartoon or maybe even video.

You can find a lot more information about almost everything regarding NEST in this extensive fact sheet.

If you have any questions at all - please let us know! hello@nestcopenhagen.dk

"The best way to predict the future is to create it"
- Peter Drucker