Sissel Hansen

Published on October 23, 2017

Founder and CEO, Startup Everywhere/Startup Guide | Denmark and Germany

Sissel Hansen

Sissel Hansen is the 25-year-old founder of the book series Startup Guide, often described as the Lonely Planet for entrepreneurs, and Startup Everywhere, a creative content and self-publishing company.

She created her first startup business when she was 17 years old. It failed, and in 2012 she moved to Berlin, wondering how to avoid making the same entrepreneurial mistakes and how to gather the information she needed to create a successful business in a new city.

Over the next two years, she launched several small businesses to help provide knowledge and inspiration to young entrepreneurs. This was the seed of the Startup Guide, a guide to the local startup scene. The first book came out in 2014, and all 300 copies sold out in less than 24 hours. The Startup Guide is now in 12 cities, with 14 more in the works.

In 2015, Hansen was nominated as a Female Entrepreneur of the Year and named one of the 100 most aspiring talents and young leaders in Denmark. The following year, The Nordic Web identified her as one of most influential and impactful individuals in the Nordic technology and startup scene.


Read the article on the Trailblazer Challenge for Seasoned Leaders and Rising Changemakers to which she participated.

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