Entrepreneurs with a global perspective
Oprettet den: Friday, 10. March 2017 - 13:37 / caf
Starting with the challenges, there are two main issues when it comes to growth potential – being capital, and preferably from the patient kind of investors – and qualified labour.
”I know that many entrepreneurs in different industries share these challenges. But the problem is especially critical for the technology-based entrepreneurs, where the road from research and development to actual product can be extremely long,” says the Chair of IDA’s Trade and Growth Committee, Per Diget.
The challenges surrounding capital and recruitment does stop tech entrepreneurs from having ambitions on a global scale, though. In the survey, seven out of 10 gets a share of their income from abroad.
“I am very impressed with the fact that IDA’s tech entrepreneurs has a focus on having a global presence, to such a large extend. It is the right mind-set, if you ask me, to have an international approach from day one,” Per Diget points out.
Especially tech entrepreneurs have a large potential for being part of the global market for new technologies, which the digitalization of products and services has created.
”That is why we need to get rid of the legislation that serves as a barrier for tech entrepreneurs when it comes to creating jobs and growth,” says Per Diget, referring to Danish politicians at the Danish Parliament.
Among other things, Per Diget hopes for at simplification of the system around the promotion of trade (red. Erhvervsfremmesystemet) as the scheme is to be modernized.
About the survey
The survey “Growth entrepreneurs with a background within technology and natural sciences” is based on a small, but carefully chosen, group of IDA’s self-employed members consisting of 94 respondents in selected industries. What they have in common is that the companies have other employees than the respondent and that they have started up inside the past seven years.