Who is behind thinkubator?


An award winning company, the DARE2 team stands behind the corporate incubator and early stage startup accelerator thinkubator and the Copenhagen based co-working and innovation hub DARE2mansion. DARE2 mission is to inspire, enable, and connect people to scale positive impact in the world. Their primary focus is on helping international companies innovate on the edges of their organization often in collaboration with startups.

Kris Østergaard and Laila Pawlak are behind the company DARE2. Both Kris & Laila are Experience Economy experts with years of experience in researching and designing strategies around customer experiences. In fact, they were the first to win the prestigious Experience Management Achievement Award outside of the U.S and they are the authors of The Fundamental 4s: How to Design Extraordinary Customer Experience in an Exponential World. They are also alumni of Singularity University and founders of the SingularityU Copenhagen Chapter.

Laila Pawlak, Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer

Laila is one of the few European adjunct faculty at Singularity University teaching how corporates and startups alike can design extraordinary customer experiences in an exponential world. She also moderates the Executive Program for Singularity University at the NASA campus. Laila is one of the founding members of the SingularityU Copenhagen Chapter, an investor, and on the board of several startups. She has been recognized as one of the most talented business executives in Denmark by the leading business magazine and has been nominated for Female Entrepreneur of the Year twice. She is known for her contagious energy and is a sought after speaker and facilitator. Click here for more information about Laila.

Kris Østergaard, Co-Founder and Chief Philosophy Officer

Kris has more than 15 years of research experience with a primary specialization in qualitative methodologies and gaining insights that form an important foundation for strategy building and affecting human behavior in a positive way. Kris is one of the world’s leading experts on Exponential Organizations and the translator of the best-selling book into Danish.

He is also a Certified Experience Economy Expert, certified coach, NLP Business Practitioner, LEGO Serious Play facilitator and author of non-profit book project The Mermaid Dialogue. He serves on several boards, functions as an advisor to a number of startups and does talks, workshops and strategy work on customer experiences and exponential organizations around the world. Click here for more information about Kris.