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DXTR-Tactile opens daughter company in Silicon Valley

Danish edugaming producer opens daughter company in Silicon Valley after attending SCALEit, an innovation programme for start-ups and SMEs, during which they were introduced to Silicon Valley's eco-system.

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DXTR-Tactile has invented an edu-gaming product which is an interactive building brick that supports learning and education of children via app-based games.

During the five-day SCALEit-programme, which is organised by Innovation Centre Denmark, Silicon Valley, DXTR-Tactile got the opportunity to pitch their product to relevant business partners and got introduced to valuable network.

The CEO, Ken Madsen explains, "The best part of being in Silicon Valley is the open-minded attitude which makes you feel welcome and part of the scene. For us Silicon Valley is the best entrance to the global market.The workshops, assessments, meetings and introductions to the entire eco-system which we received as part of the SCALEit program opened doors for us, not only to the Silicon Valley network, but also to mentors, who supported us further. My advise to other start-ups is to go global. You don't have to wait and first grow stronger at home in Denmark. In 2015 everybody is 'born global'".

DXTR-Tactile recruited their global sales director via SCALEit's mentor network and decided to open a daughter company in Silicon Valley after attending SCALEit in 2015. 

More info on DXTR-Tactile.

Further information contact Søren Juul Jørgensen, Innovation Centre Denmark, Silicon Valley at sorjul@um.dk

Innovation Camp

Innovation Camp is part of the startup and SME tools offered at all seven Innovation Centre Denmark locations.

The program includes:  

  • Workshops on pitching your business model
  • Introduction to the eco-system
  • Meetings and networking with potential partners
  • Assessment of your business model or technology
  • Opportunity to pitch your business idea
  • Opportunity to promote Danish key competencies
  • Seminars about the eco-system’s business opportunities and culture
  • Meetings with potential business partners

How much does it cost?

The Trade Council offers a subsidy of maximum 70 percent to the shared costs of the Camp. Travel and accommodation is not included.

More info here: Innovation Camp