Day Program

Thursday, 29th of February, 2024

IceTech Summit by ICTOulu

09:00-15:00 at Radisson Blu, Hallituskatu 1, Oulu

Oulu, the home base of the 6G Flagship Program, is your gateway to the future of technology and innovation. With over 50 years of expertise in wireless technology, Oulu, a pioneering city for digitalisation and is ranking the second fastest growing startup ecosystem in Finland according to StartupBlink.

The ICTOulu network enhances the Polar Bear Pitching experience by curating a dynamic morning conference, now dubbed the IceTech Summit! We invite you to explore cutting-edge topics that have already left a mark in the North and are poised to make a global impact across diverse applications – AI and Printed Electornics.

  • IceTech Summit includes lunch at the venue.
  • Matchmaking area is available during the conference 9-15.

Read IceTech Summit program >>

Thursday, 29th of February, 2024

Avanto Pitching Competition

18:00-20:00 at the Oulu Market Square (Oulun Kauppatori, Toriranta)

Watch the selected contestants show their determination to the whole world by getting into the icy cold water and pitching their startup. The Avanto Competition is an outdoor program broadcasted worldwide. All of Polar Bear Pitching ticket holders get access to watch the Avanto Competition and enjoy hot tubs, saunas, and warm drinks in the surrounding Sauna Village!

Interested to pitch in the Avanto Competition?

 Read more about the Avanto Competition >>

Thursday, 29th of February, 2024

Polar Bear Pitching Afterparty

21:00-02:00 at Radisson Blu, Hallituskatu 1, Oulu

After seeing startup entrepreneurs get into the Avanto to pitch in front of the investors all the formal social norms of doing business are shattered! Polar Bear Pitching Afterparty is the culmination of the day, where you can truly celebrate the innovation. Music, karaoke and entertainment will warm you up after the freezing experience and set you up for good networking to wrap up the day.

Polar Bear Pitching Afterparty is provided by Netox!

Frozen People Festival

Saturday, 2nd of March 2024

Time: 14:00-00:00

Place: Nallikari Beach, Oulu

Stay in Oulu for the weekend after Polar Bear Pitching to experience the coolest music festival – Frozen People! Enjoy electronic music, icy art, arctic foods and beverges in the exotic surroundings of the frozen see. The entry to the festival is free of charge.

Read more about Frozen People here >>