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



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





Polar Bear Pitching 2019 Program National Championships Norway

Friday Jan 18
09.00-11.00 Startup and Investor Matchmaking at the Innovation Park

12.00-15.30 Exclusive sales, pitching and presentation training at FLOW.
4000NOK/ticket. Free for the competing startups

16.15-17.45 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, sauna wagon on wheels and a tub filled with icy water, snow and ice cubes. After the pitching, the winner will be announced.

18.00-23.00 After Swim Party at FLOW. Free entrance


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.




There is still space for more partners.
Currently we are looking for warm-hearted and gutsy partners who want to be members of our pack. If you want to say yes to the bear, please, contact our partnership manager Maja Terning +358 50 5738 493 or norway@polarbearpitching.com for more information.