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27.2.2025 | Oulu, Finland

Congratulations to the Winners of Polar Bear Pitching 2024 – Natal Mind!

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Check out our competing startups, pictures and and watch the livestream of Polar Bear Pitching 2024 – all in one place! 

about Polar Bear Pitching

At Polar Bear Pitching we empower startups to demonstrate their resilience and commitment to the whole world through an unconventional platform – A REAL ICE HOLE!

By merging business with Finnish culture, we foster an environment where business can be done in a casual and equal settings. Join us to celebrate innovation in a way that’s fun, unforgettable, and impactful!

Our Impact

international startups participated since 2014
countries where our participants came from
international media wrote about us

We inspired hundreds of stories worldwide

Hell yeah!

“Polar Bear Pitching was THE experience. It was something unique that every startup should definitely try… As one of the finalists, we got very good media coverage, not to mention many very promising follow-ups. If you are wondering should you do it – hell yeah!”

— Timo Kettunen, Diske LTD


“Polar Bear Pitching put us on the map and opened many doors to great opportunities. We were even featured in The Huffington Post!”

— Sandra Pétursdóttir, First Bond Wearables

“Standing in the ice hole in front of the excited audience was an amazing once in a lifetime experience. The atmosphere at the event was inspiring as dozens of startups buzzed around in excitement. The fiery feeling after getting out – something we’ll never forget!”

— Olli Kananen, Virta Ltd

Become our partner

Partnering with Polar Bear Pitching demonstrates your brand’s dedication to support and celebrate innovation in a fun and unconventional way!

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organize a satellite event

Host a pitching competition in your region with ice hole makeshift options and stand out in your local community.

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Join our media Program

Follow the competitors on their extraordinary journey and capture the essence of Finnish unwavering spirit and resilience!

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