Have you always been curious about what it takes to start your own life science start-up? Join the REBBLS start-up academy to take the first step and learn the tools and skills required to make your start-up a success. 

We offer a four day deep dive into the specifics of life science entrepreneurship in the Danish ecosystem.

Meet like-minded people and make new meaningful connections. 

For free, in person from June 3-6, 2021.


Want to join us and kick-start your start-up journey?

Applications for the 2021 Start-Up Academy are currently closed. Keep an eye on our channels for the opening of applications in 2022!

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The REBBLS Primer is not the first life science start up academy in Copenhagen. However, it is the first that puts the main focus on researchers & innovators without prior start-up or business experience that are interested in bringing their research and ideas from the lab to the market. 


You might already have an idea for a start-up, or you just want to find out what it takes to build one – the REBBLS Primer is your way to get started.


The REBBLS Start-up Academy will cover all aspects a budding entrepreneur needs to know to get started with their own start-up. Through lectures and interactive cases, you will gain the skill set to tackle the steps along the road to being an entrepreneur.  

Additionally, you will be introduced to various players and locations relevant to the Danish Start-up ecosystem, through workshops, event hosting and networking. 



Innovation and Entrepreneurship within Life Science


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Exploring the unmet need

Intro to business models

Value proposition

What to do with an idea?

When to kill your idea?

Market research

Intellectual property 

Product potential

Product development

The key to pitching

Types of fundraising

Finance & valuation

Term sheets 101

Do's and don'ts when negotiating

How to be a CXO

Forming a team

Mental robustness

Pitch competition

REBBLS was established in 2012 to bring the Danish life science and entrepreneurial community together by hosting a number of networking events and matchmaking activities. It is a volunteer-run non-profit organization with an international network of members, that mainly meet in Copenhagen


The BioInnovation Institute Foundation (BII) is an international non-profit foundation supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. BII operates an incubator to accelerate world-class life science innovation that drives the development of new solutions by early-stage life science start-ups for the benefit of people and society.

Deloitte is the world’s leading provider of professional services to the life science industry, serving all of the largest pharma, medtech and biotech companies globally. Through its Biotech-in-a-Box offering covering R&D, Commercial, Supply and Corporate Functions, Deloitte also helps small and medium sized biotechs scale their business.


KRING® is a venture studio and a family of impact funds. We co-create new sustainable ventures together with bold entrepreneurs and leading corporate players who are dedicated to build a positive future.

Symbion was established in 1986 and stems from the vision of creating an optimal framework for entrepreneurs by linking research and entrepreneurship together with the knowledge and experience possessed by the more established Danish business community


CPHlabs is an organization that creates laboratory workspaces for scientists and research teams and startups. They provide lab space, quality equipment, and expert guidance, to enable you to build and test your next great biotech idea!


Protect your ideas. Protect your future. HØIBERG is a full service patent law firm providing services within the fields of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), including patents, designs, innovation management, technology transfer and business development. We provide expert IPR knowledge in the fields ranging from biotech, foodtech, medtech, nanotech, chemistry and cleantech to hightech, software, electronics and mechanics. If you have a great idea – HØIBERG will help you protect it.


IDA is the trade union for STEM educated people with 130,000+ members in engineering, IT and natural sciences. We represent the interests of employees, managers and self-employed/startups within the fields of pay and employment, the labour market, industrial policy, skills, careers and training, the working environment, technology and research.


As REBBLS (Rising Entrepreneurs in BioBusiness and Life Sciences) we know that there is plenty of amazing science that does not make it to the market. While many researchers know that their research has commercial potential, very few know how to bring life science innovation from lab to market. To fill this gap, we decided to organize the REBBLS Primer, our very own Start-Up Academy. This would not be possible without great support from our partners!


Sten Mainz.jfif
Sten Mainz Rode
Partner, Management Assessment & Executive Search @ Vækstfonden
  • Laura Klitten
Lasse Nørregaard
Life Science Business Developer & Strategic Consultant
  • Lasse Nørregaard
Christian Grøndahl
Co-founder & CEO @ SNIPR Biome
  • Christian Grøndahl
Christian Brix Tillegreen
Senior Officer, Business Development
@ BioInnovation Institute
  • Christian Brix Tillegreen
Pernille Winding Gojkovic
CEO @ Høiberg - European Patent Attorneys
  • Pernille Winding Gojkovic
Daniel Schmidt
Manager @ Monitor Deloitte
  • Daniel Schmidt
Sophie de Boer
Senior Associate @ Flagship Pioneering
  • Sophie de Boer
João Ribas
Associate @ Novo Seeds
  • Joao Ribas
Gitte Lykke Jensen
HR Partner @ Vækstfonden
  • Laura Klitten
Cecilie Willer
 Executive Coach @ TODAY
  • Cecilie Willer
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Peter Mouritzen
Project Developer @ Innovayt 
  • Peter Mouritzen
Martin Holmbo
Head of Acceleration @ Futurebox
  • Martin Holmboe
Pranjal Rachelwar
 Life Sciences Strategy Consultant @ Monitor Deloitte
  • Pranjal Rachelwar
Peter Løvschall
Innovation Consultant @ University of Copenhagen 
  • Peter Løvschall
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Laura Klitten
Scientific liason @ Inscripta
  • Laura Klitten
Keenan Pinto
CEO @ Nordetect
  • Keenan Pinto
Jón Ingi Benediktsson
Business Development and Licensing Manager @ Statens Serum Institut (SSI)
  • Jon ingi
Lasse Blaabjerg
PhD Student @ Copenhagen University
  • Lasse Blaabjerg