Daniel Karpantschof

Misfit in New York

Daniel Karpantschof

Misfit in New York

Try my food

Maker of coffee, love and magic.

Daniel Karpantschof served on President Obama's Council of Experts for Entrepreneurship, was named Denmark's New Creative Elite, and is routinely exposed to burns, cuts and bruises, in kitchens, workshops or around the office.

He is currently running Copenhagen Industries -- a 21st century arms manufacturer for special effects, film and tv.

Daniel used to advise RML SpaceLab, an open source space exploration agency, is the co-founder of Nexus Global Youth Summit, and ran The Economist Group Ideas Lab.

He has been involved in a number of startups (in telco, cleantech and entertainment) and guest lectures at the Danish School of Design, New York University, the Chaos Pilots, Copenhagen Business College, Pratt School of Design.

He served as Danish representative to UNESCO and the UN World Summits on Information Society, on private and public boards, including the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, Danish Evaluation Institute, the urban development project Copenhagen – The Thinking City as well as the National Council on European Policies and the National Board of Education.

In 2009 he achieved his childhood dream and moved to the US, and in New York he joined The Economist -- which he eventually left to run the global Sandbox community as Head of Global Affairs.

For the time being he is living somewhere between Copenhagen and New York City, as he is building Copenhagen Industries.

  • Work
    • CEO, Copenhagen Industries