proof programme

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What do you get in the Proof Programme?

  • Business Development sessions
  • Mentoring
  • Legal Assistance
  • Accounting advice
  • Office Space 24/7/365
  • Meeting rooms
  • Co-Working Space
  • Network amongst startup peers
  • Workshops and events
  • Face to face dialogue and feedback
  • Sparring and inputs on your business
  • Coffee. Always loads of coffee…
  • Colleagues
  • Network with other entrepreneurs
  • A place you belong
  • Entrepreneurial Day
  • Possibility to scale with us in the Accelerators
  • Meet investors/VCs
  • Pitch training
  • Become part of the community at CSE
  • Do an internship in your own startup and earn ECTS
  • Build your business and resume

When you have applied to the Proof Programme and been accepted at the kick-off meeting, you are free to use all of our facilities and offers; office space, lawyer- and accounting services and you can join our workshops. 

From experience, the high-quality value your startup gains, is found in the network with the other startups at the office – the more time you spend at CSE, the more you’ll get out of it. You can be a part of the CSE community as long as you’re a student (and up to 1 year after graduation)!​

Every Wednesday we gather for coffee at 13:00 (1 p.m.) and share updates on progress, successes and learnings. This is a great chance to get to know the other teams and even pitch yourself when you’re ready!

The incubation journey is built into different phases: proof of idea, proof of concept and proof of business.

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The phases of incubation


Proof of Idea

At CSE, we can support you in validating your idea in an early stage and help you find out what are the needs for your product or service and how to test that. 

In this stage it’s important to identify users and customers, investigate your target market and do a lot of research. For example we help you answer these questions:

  • How big is the demand for your product/service?
  • What’s the best way to gain customer insights? 
  • How do you formulate a strong value proposition? 
  • What are the needs you’re trying to fulfil? 
  • What is the size of your target market? 
  • How do you get potential customer interested in your product/service?
  • Who is your customer? Who is your user? 
  • How do you get to know your target audience and their needs? 
  • Do you have the right resources; do you have a winning team?
  • How do you find team members and co-founders? 
  • Can you cover future costs?
  • How many transactions/products sold do you need in order to cover your costs?

Proof of Concept

The focus of the Proof of Concept phase is to test the feasibility of your idea and to prove that your concept is viable in addition to building and testing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) with potential customers and partners. In meetings with a business developer, you set goals for your next steps forward and get support in prioritise your time and recourses. 


Proof of Business

If you have proven your concept, talked to potential customers about your product or service and seen some traction it’s time to focus on turning the concept into a business.

At CSE, you are given the chance to grow your business and form a solid network and we encourage you to share your issues, problems, achievements and failures with the other teams. The more open you are with your relations, contacts and ideas, the more openness and support you will receive from your peers within the ecosystem.

You’ll also be invited to learn about the opportunity for you to apply for the CSE Accelerator Programme GoGrow or assist you to be directed onwards in the startup ecosystem if you choose.
Who can apply for the Proof Programme?

The Proof Programme is open for all students and recent graduates (max 1 year since graduation) from all universities in Denmark. We are open to all industries and have ‘business’ as our main focus. We have rolling admission - so just apply today!

Apply for the Proof Program and build your business. Apply now.

WE CAN HELP YOU ON YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY! You're welcome to bring your idea and stop by CSE to get feedback on your idea, learn about your next steps and learn more about the Proof program!