Polar Bear Pitching

Norway national championships

 

January 18th 2019 • Tromsø, Norway

  • Are you a startup in need of pre-seed or seed funding?
  • Is your business idea ready to be tested?
  • Are you launching a new product or service?

Set the date for the coolest event with the warmest spirit!

 

 

 

Can you keep your idea hot in a tub full of ice?

The coolest stage on earth is yours #arcticpitch

Win a chance to pitch your startup to the world, global press and media will follow and stream the Finals in Oulu

Join the Norwegian community

startups

 

Polar Bear Pitching is all about showing that you have what it takes, proving your dedication and what you are really made of. It is a unique opportunity to test the sustainability of your idea and your team’s limits while experiencing the cold Arctic like never before.

This is literally the coolest stage on the globe. You can pitch as long as you like, but need to stay in the freezing cold water all through the pitch. Investors, executives and media are watching as you fight the cold. The event gives you the opportunity to network and match make with investors and other professionals. In addition to the PBP competition, you get to attend the PBP Norway Investor Forum, where you get exclusive time with potential investors.

The winner will get a guaranteed place at the Polar Bear Pitching Global Finals in Oulu 12-13.3.2019 and travel/accommodation covered. The winning startup will also take part in an entrepreneurial scene and a splendid conference along with more than 400 innovative startups, followed by an After Swim party.

At Polar Bear Pitching event you can:

  • capture the spotlight of leading media
  • improve your team’s performance and spirit
  • spend 1-on-1 time with investors and get valuable feedback
  • develop your investment potential
  • develop your company with experienced professionals in hands-on workshops
  • reach potential customers and partners
  • establish a unique network with fellow startups
  • experience amazing arctic fun!

We seek:

  • risk-takers willing to go the extra mile through an icy challenge
  • teams looking for pre-seed and seed funding
  • teams seeking inspiration by the best professionals and mentors
  • teams who want to stand out
  • teams looking for quality time with investors

 

Apply

 

Here we’ll publish our pitching start-ups 2019!

Solar for everyone

SWITCHR is the gamified investment platform, letting people invest in individual solar panels in large-scale solar plants!

 

 

 

 

ABEL – The Digital Personal Trainer

Fitness is hard! Yet ever day, millions of people head out of their homes and down to the gym to push themselves through a workout. So what would fitness look like if everyone had access to their personal trainer and nutritionist? What could people accomplish with the right guidance and support available anywhere, anytime? From January we will know

 

 

 

 

 

Bookis -the new Amazon?

Bookis is under one years old, but already have the widest selection of books in Norway. The new Amazon? #druus

 

 

 

 

Immersive gaming

Pazzing is an entertainment platform combining geolocations and augmented reality (AR) for smartphones and tablets.

 

 

PLAYCES

playces is a smart online marketplace for users to search, find and book sports and cultural venues – from desktop or mobile.

 

 

 

BETR

A bold and different Software as a Service provider that challenges established industry standard within RegTech and business management

 

Program

Polar Bear Pitching 2019 Program National Championships Norway

Program Start-ups

Thursday Jan 17
19.00 Social Gathering and Info at Studentloungen, Kaigata 3-5 followed by a dinner at 20.00 at Suvi

Friday Jan 18
08.30-12.00  Exclusive sales, pitching and presentation training at the Innovation Park. Morten Brandt and Niina Sainius will be your coaches! 4000NOK/ticket. Free for the competing startups

13.00-15.30 Startup and Investor Matchmaking at FLOW Coworking

16.00-17.30 Polar Bear Pitching National Championships Norway 2019
at the Market square (Stortorget), in the center of Tromsø city, by Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF) outdoor cinema. The venue also has an amfi of snow, a warm spa-bath and a tub filled with icy water, snow and ice cubes. The winner will be announced at the After Swim Party

17.30-23.00 After Swim Party at FLOW. Free entrance

 

Program Investors

Thursday Jan 17
10.30-16.00 Sailing and fishing trip by Pukka Travels
19.00 Social Gathering and Info at Studentloungen, Kaigata 3-5 followed by a dinner at 20.00 at Suvi

 

Friday Jan 18
10.00-12.30  Fjellheisen A ride with the Cable Car. Lunch and Jury-planning with Tromsø’s best view

13.00-15.30 Startup and Investor Matchmaking at FLOW Coworking

16.00-17.30 Polar Bear Pitching National Championships Norway 2019
at the Market square (Stortorget), in the center of Tromsø city, by Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF) outdoor cinema. The venue also has an amfi of snow, a warm spa-bath and a tub filled with icy water, snow and ice cubes. The winner will be announced at the After Swim Party

17.45-23.00 After Swim Party at FLOW. Free entrance

 

morten brandt and niina sainius will be coaching you!!

MORTEN BRANDT

is a well-know character in the sales-coaching and pitching scene in Norway. He’s one of the most wanted sales and motivational speakers in the country and he’s very excited to coach YOU and the rest of our participants in advance of the spectaclular and freezing POLAR BEAR PITCHING NORWAY 2019 competition!

NIINA SAINIUS

is a woman with competence and guts! Over the past 15 years she has been coaching many technical experts, corporate executives, olympic athletes and performing artists, to mention a few. Now she is ready to help YOU become a more impressive presentator!

investors

Butterfly Ventures is the leading seed stage focused VC in the Nordics

“We prefer to get involved with companies early on. Right now we’re looking for deep tech, HW and HW interfacing SW”

Fyrin is a network of investors and business delevopers located in Northern-Norway.

We want to contribute financially to regional growth companies and take the lead in investment consortiums.

 

 

The premier hub for media innovation in Europe

We have sucessfully built during the past years a strong international community. With several partners on board in USA, Europe and Israel, we aim to become the largest hub for media innovation in Europe.

 

 

 

 

The largest venture investor in Norway

Investinor is an evergreen investment company funded by the Norwegian government. We invest in promising unlisted (private) companies aiming for international growth and expansion.

Media

Polar Bear Pitching Media Accreditation

Thank you for your interest in attending and covering the 2019 Polar Bear Pitching experience. A press badge provides you with access to the Polar Bear Pitching event in Norway, including ice tub pitching and the After Swim networking event.

For registration and further information, please contact norway@polarbearpitching.com
Press registration is currently open through 15th of January. Please, register now!
We will confirm the accepted accreditations by 16th, the latest. We will give you further information on the event when accepted accreditations are confirmed.

NB! Freelance journalists, including photographers, must provide documentation for being on an assignment from a specific organization or publication.

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