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The Creators Community

Mesh, Digs, Matrikel1, Founders House & Startup Village
3500 members across 800 startups

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By creators, for creators 

Our goal is to create the best startup HUBs and the most valuable network for the entrepreneurial community in the Nordics. Since our launch we have been creating positive noise to push the startup scene forward, and to modernice its dynamics. We exist for the challengers, innovators, artists, pioneers and thinkers who take the first steps and take us forward.

  • The Creators Community consists of Matrikel1, Founders House, Startup Village, in Copenhagen, DIGS in Trondheim, and MESH in Oslo.
  • It is the largest startup community in the Nordics, with 3,500 members and over 800 companies.
  • We have several new HUBs under development.

Our Story

A short recap of our story

2011

First tech coworking space in the Nordics

Founders House was launched as the first tech HUB in Denmark. Founders House is an early-stage tech hub for international, scalable and ambitious startups.

2012

Norway’s first independent initiative for entrepreneurs

MESH was the first HUB in Oslo and has become the leading independent initiative for Norwegian entrepreneurs. It was  launched in 2012 and has grown to become the largest startup HUB in Norway

2014

Startup Village established

Startup Village was launched as a collaboration between Founders House, local startups and venture capital funds. Startup Village spans four adjacent former warehouses, two buildings and encompasses over 14,000 sq m. Founders House is located in Startup Village today, along with 40 startups and growth companies.

2016

Joint forces to take over the Nordics

MESH and Founders House merged in November 2016,  and The Creators Community was formed to expand in the Nordics.

2018

All our sites under one roof

We launched The Creators Community – the overall brand and holding company for all our sites.

2018

Matrikel1 opens

In May 2018, we opened our innovation hub, Matrikel1, in central Copenhagen and received backing from leading investors and entrepreneurs in Denmark, including Mette Lykke, Morten Strunge, Jimmy Fussing, Gregers Kronborg and Martin Hauge, among others. Covering 6,600 sq m over five floors, the building is an epicentre of innovation and entrepreneurship.

2019

DIGS – the new innovation hub for The Creators Community

In November 2018, DIGS joined  The Creators Community, and moved their location in April 2019 to a new central building which could house three times as many entrepreneurs as the old DIGS.

DIGS was the first startup HUB in Trondheim and has played a key role in supporting startups and creatives since 2013.

2019

MESH – 7th anniversary with a big announcement

During our 7th anniversary, we combined a summer party with the announcement of our expansion of two new hubs in Norway: Mesh Youngstorget (opening in 2020) and Mesh Drammen (opening 2021)

2020

Online Services – resources for the community

With our new services, we aim to provide value to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Nordic region and help out during the corona crisis!

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