Working for high tech start-ups is great for international talent in Denmark. Tech start-ups usually care more about your motivation than about how much Danish you speak and working for a start-up is a serious career booster. There is just one small problem. Job-hunting is different when you look for start-up jobs.
Make yourself visible
Start-up companies usually find employees through their network, because they are too busy to look elsewhere. In order to become part of your dream employers’ network, you must help them notice you. You could comment on their social media posts, seek them out at network meetings or even send them an unsolicited application. The innovation district Copenhagen Science City has published six tips and tricks for start-up job hunters in the flyer: "Join a start-up in Copenhagen Science City"
Download the flyer: "Join a start-up in Copenhagen Science City" (pdf, new window)
Finding elusive employers
Most tips in the flyer are universally useful, but you need local knowledge in order to find the employers you want in your network. Most Danish university towns house start-up communities, and these are good places to go searching for tech-start-ups. Copenhagen Science City is a two square kilometre area in the heart of the Danish capital. It is home to 7 start-up communities housing over 350 companies. Most of them within fields like IT, life science, communication technology, medical technology and food technology.
Find companies in Copenhagen Science City (new window)
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