A gathering of boundary-pushing entrepreneurs and creators

Matrikel1 is an innovation hub that gathers individuals with an entrepreneurial mindset. Challengers, thinkers and pioneers who insist on shaping the future.

Our community resides in a historic building that has been carefully restored to reflect its classic architecture. However, being the challengers that we are, we’ve challenged the space by adding bold and disruptive elements designed to make you wonder. We want to inspire you to create, to challenge and to disrupt.

Meet our team

Our people are the soul of the house and the engine of our operations.

Zenia Francker

Chief Relations Officer

Zenia has a passion for connecting people. For more than ten years, she has connected startups and investors – and now also corporates. She has been a central figure in creating the Danish and Nordic startup ecosystem and was involved in a variety of community initiatives including co-founding Startup Village. Today, she empowers Nordic creators as Chief Relations Officer at The Creators Community.

Zenia Francker

Chief Relations Officer

Kasper Smidt

Commercial Director

Kasper joined Founders House in 2015 and ran it from 2016. He has been an important part of fine-tuning Founders House to what it is today. On a daily basis, he helps to ensure that The Creators Community maintains a consistent trajectory of growth. He is a board member of A-space, advisor and angel investor of Artboost. Previously, he has been part of two exits and has experience with starting his own company.

Kasper Smidt

Commercial Director

Jonas Fancony

General Manager

Jonas has two decades of experience in the service industry. With a passion for management and leading people, he has found a calling in service and operations. He has 18 years of experience in management and 15 years of sales and operations from Copenhagen Airport, retail and telco. He also has extensive experience in organisational development. He comes from Plenti, a successful telco company where he was Head of Customer Service.

Jonas Fancony

General Manager

Tine Thygesen

Chairperson of the board

Tine Thygesen is passionate about building flexible workspace and networks for entrepreneurs. She has started and led five companies, and sits on the board of several startups and investment funds. She is internationally recognised as a digital pioneer; named among top 100 women in tech in Europe, top 10 speakers on tech in Europe and is a regular contributor to several newspapers, including Forbes.com, on the topics of entrepreneurship, digitalisation and leadership.

Tine Thygsen

Chairperson of the board

Morten Wagner

Head Chef

Good food is about honesty and authenticity. It’s about top-quality ingredients and it’s made with love. In other words, Morten makes food that is primarily green, vegan, organic and environmentally sustainable. The Matrikel1 café will be a playground of Nordic flavours and ingredients combined with his passion for French and Asian cuisine. When he’s not cooking up a storm, he’s on his mountain bike kicking up dust in the woods or pounding the pavements with the local running club.

Morten Wagner

Head Chef

Sandra Müller

Membership Manager

Sandra comes from Plenti, a successful telco company, where she was responsible for the retention team. She has five years of experience with customer satisfaction and sales in the insurance business, among others. She has been in the service industry for almost ten years.

Sandra Müller

Membership Manager

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The Creators Community

Matrikel1 is part of a Nordic-wide community of creators

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Special thanks

Matrikel1 is supported by a group of private investors

Sune Alstrup

Founder and former CEO, The Eye Tribe

Jesper Drescher

Chairman of the board, Mdundo.com

Martin Hauge

Former Partner, Creandum Ventures

Steen Ulf Jensen

Former CEO, Viasat and Founder, Boxer TV

Christian Jepsen

Managing Partner, Sunstone Capital

Martin Nordestgaard Knudsen

Partner, Egon Zehnder

Henrik Kraft

Former Partner, KKR

Gregers Kronborg

Former Partner, Northzone Ventures

Mette Lykke

Founder, Endomondo, CEO, Too Good To Go

Jimmy Fussing Nielsen

Managing Partner, Sunstone Capital

Morten Strunge

Founder, Onfone and Mofibo

Jeppe Zink

Partner, Northzone Ventures

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