Matrikel1 is a hub that gathers individuals with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Our community resides in a historic building that has been carefully restored to reflect its classic architecture. We’ve challenged the space by adding bold and disruptive elements designed to make you wonder. We want to inspire you.
Our team exists for the challengers, innovators, artists, pioneers and thinkers who take the first steps and take us forward. They are the soul of the house and the engine of our operations.
Chairperson of the Board
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.
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.
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.
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.
All our sites under one roof
We launched The Creators Community – the overall brand and holding company for all our sites.
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.
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.
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)
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!