Thea Messel is a passionate corporate entrepreneur on the journey of unleashing untapped (startup) potential.
Thea is part of a small Nordic team of corporate entrepreneurs that helps Danske Bank to engage with Nordic Tech startups and Impact startups in ways that creates mutual benefits. Together with ecosystem partners in Nordic markets (Nordic Impact, Katapult Future Fest, NIIN, Rainmaking, SingularityU Nordic, Gründr, Maria 0-1) the team has built a number of initiatives supporting startups. Thea is one of the founding morhers of the thenordichub.com which helps startups dealing with recruitment, funding and access to best practice tools and now the +Impact platform that matches experts with impact startups in order to tackle the challenges their facing.
Being a corporate-intra-rebel, Thea always seek towards creating new ways of valuecreating synergies for startups and stakeholders that the corporate machine Danske Bank, a 100 years old Nordic universal bank headquartered out of Copenhagen Denmark can innovate together with.
For the last couple of years her focus has particularly been on opening up opportunities for Nordic startups in China, unleashing the untapped potential of female founders across the Nordics, and now enforcing impact startups across the Nordics with the new platform plusimpact.io.