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Visa targets support for women: Three companies in Denmark receive grants of 10,000 Euro


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Three Danish women-owned businesses have been selected to receive grants of 10,000 euros each. Visa, a global leader in digital payments, uses its position to create a better environment for women entrepreneurs and contribute to a more inclusive and diverse economy.

The application process, which took place during the fall of 2023, gave female entrepreneurs the opportunity to apply for the grant, which aims to strengthen their business growth, increase visibility and improve access to external funding. In total, three lucky danish companies have now each received a €10,000 grant and access to a year of personal business coaching through Feminvest, a Nordic organization that supports female entrepreneurs in realizing their full potential.

To qualify for the grant, companies had to be registered in Denmark, be active for at least one year, have a physical or digital presence and be at least 51 percent female-owned.

Bente Josefsen, Country Manager for Visa in Norway, Denmark and Iceland has stated the following:

“At Visa, we believe in the power of inclusive economies. Small businesses have been struggling lately, battling challenging economic conditions, changing consumer behavior and inflation. I’m glad that Visa’s She’s Next grant program, which is an important part of our commitment to women entrepreneurs, can help through funding and business coaching, and that in its second year it has received such a great response. As a global digital payments network with a strong local presence, we make sure to share knowledge and tools to create better opportunities for more entrepreneurs and small business owners.”

The Visa She’s Next program, launched globally in August 2022, aims to create better conditions for female entrepreneurs and small business owners. It extends Visa’s long-term commitment to supporting women in business and has so far contributed over $3.8 million in funding to women-owned businesses.

The Visa She’s Next grant winners in Denmark are:

  • The 0-Mission:
    • Founded by Anna Riis Hedegaard and Thomas Granhof.
    • Focuses on helping companies reduce their environmental impact and support the development of green power.
  • Go Dogo:
    • Founded by Hanne Jarmer and three engineers.
    • Develops technological solutions for mental stimulation of dogs using TV.
  • VAER:
    • Founded by Lili Dreyer.
    • The first company in the world to produce upcycled sneakers on a large scale by repurposing old textiles.

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