Building the future


Mikkel is heading the two digital platforms, the Hub and +impact, as part of Danske Bank Growth & Impact’s initiatives.

Since the launch in 2015, The Hub (thehub.io) has developed into the Nordic region’s largest marketplace for startup jobs and talent with more than 25.000 job postings, 450.000 applicants and 7.500 startup profiles. In addition, it has worked to create more transparency between startups and investors in the funding process.

+impact (plusimpact.io) is a community platform that provides an overview of the impact startups and investors in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Today the platform holds more than 1.000 impact startups across the Nordics and 400 investors.

Mikkel is also editor in chief on the report, State of Nordic Impact Startups, which is part of the +impact universe (plusimpact.io/impactreport2020). For three consecutive years, the impact startups in the Nordics have been mapped and analysed. The 2020 edition analysed 1000+ impact startups and is structured around 10 myths that gets in the way of accelerating the impact ecosystem. Our ambition is to test these myths with data. And in doing so to direct the conversations and actions to the matters were we should put most attention.

He has a background as Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at the VELUX Group and management consulting at Deloitte. Mikkel was also part of founding the Active House Alliance, an international alliance of more than 40 organisations around the world, working to develop and promote sustainable buildings. For a number of years, Mikkel acted as Chairman of the board of the organisation.