´Do everything and do it for yourself´

10/31/2015 | By Mette-Marie Rathmann Erenskjold

This post originally appeared on blog.up.co

That is what Philip from KidUp quoted in his presentation today. Philip started this upcoming company last year at Startup Weekend Aarhus. He explained that he was really nervous about participating in the event and he didn´t have a pitch prepared. However, he grabbed the ball and he made it anyway. And this was how it all began.


After a year, Philip participated in the Danish version of Dragons Den (Løvens Hule) which is a national television program. The pitch went really well and they got a ´big shot´ investor Jesper Buch (the former owner of Just-Eat) who decided to invest 200.000 dkk for 10% of KidUp. Philip´s company is running in Aarhus and Copenhagen and they expect to expand it to either Germany or USA within a year.


As you can read, Philip´s participation in Startup Weekend was a life changing experience and we can´t wait to see what´s going to be this year´s life changer.

´´It is the bigger picture and the team that are exciting´´. This was Philip´s last advice for this year´s participants.

By Teresa Santos and Mette Marie Rathmann Erenskjold