Polar Bear Pitching 2019 Competition

Polar Bear Pitching 2019 Competition

This call for entries is for the 2019 edition of the Polar Bear Pitching competition which gathers hundreds of participants from around the world to Oulu, an innovative city in Northern Finland. Unlike in all other pitching competitions, in Polar Bear Pitching there is no time limit. However, the entrepreneurs have to give their pitches while standing waist deep in ice cold water on a stage carved in the frozen Baltic Sea.




14 Feb 2019


Media attention – Pitching from the inside of an ice hole will not only make great marketing material, no! The better your pitch the more media will get interested in you. Through the international livestream hubs and their global marketing efforts, they reach a huge community, to which you will get exposed when pitching from the ice hole.

Get funded – Every year they attract more international VC’s and investors, which closely watch the startups and have discussions afterwards. They like the uniqueness and the warm spirit of the event.

Great prizes – It’s not all just for the fun. You will get your pitch as a personalized clip and you have the chance of winning €10k for sure.
Amazing personal experience – Jumping into the ice hole and networking in saunas and paljus (hot tubs) is a unique and remarkable experience, which will definitely inspire you.

Meet the right people – Through their uniqueness they attract great startups, investors and speakers. As a participating startup you are able to meet with all of them. Through the small setting and warm spirit of the event the meetings happen in a more private environment.

Enlightening content – The two day programme offers great content in various fields. Listen to keynote speakers and investors from all over the world. Their track system ensures coordinated meetups and networking opportunities with like minded people.


18th of February, 2019: All the selected semifinalists will be notified at the latest.

12th of March, 2019: Polar Bear Pitching Semifinals.

13th of March, 2019: In total 10 startups will take part in the Polar Bear Pitching Final



Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).


Credit: Polar Bear Pitching 2019 Competition 

Date Added: 5 Feb 2019

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