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Startup Applications is now closed.

Even though the application for pitching competition is closed, startups are still able to join Polar Bear Pitching. In order to participate startups have to buy Startup Ticket. The ticket includes participation for both event days and it costs 79 euros per person.

Polar Bear Pitching Semifinals are held on 12th of March and in total 12 startups will continue their journey to the Polar Bear Pitching Finals held on 13th of March.

Check out our whole program and get connected through Brella. Download Brella app and type the joincode: PBP2019 to join Polar Bear Pitching event! Brella meetings are in Lounge area in Nallikari on Tuesday and in Theatre 6 in Business Unusual Conference.

Semifinalists 2019


Making all bookshelves available straight from your pocket.






An online healthy meal delivery service providing meals to suit various goals.





AISpotter Oy

Fast video analytics for team sports.





New Cable Corporation

New Cable Corporation designs and manufactures shielded flat flexible cables (SFFC) and connectors for wearables, and industrial/automotive customers.


funky jump Co., LTD

CRM for Community Managers.


Regain the body clock.



Delekre ltd

Helping people to stay balanced by showing their body signs via mobile app.



Rat Crew Studios

Oulu based game studio that is dedicated to creating fun and ambitious role-playing games with a Finnish attitude and perseverance.






VideoCV is on a mission of helping every organization improve their recruiting efficiency and effectiveness by delivering an innovative and modern SaaS platform.


Playgain Oy

Helping you to make better management decisions with the help of Artificial Intelligence.






Kidday is the world’s best mobile baby book and service platform for families with children. Kidday provides a safe and easy solution for parents to record and share child’s precious moments with loved ones.




A global electric vehicle company bringing a more convenient, consumer-focused mobility service, which help cities mitigate against urban congestion and reduce carbon emissions.


simlab it

The WordPress for immersive VR/AR/360 video learning.



HR software company that streamlines attendance, performance and recruitment management for customers worldwide.


A software that automatically analyzes satellite, aerial, drone and street view imagery via artificial intelligence.

Courtius Oy



A software that automatically analyzes satellite, aerial, drone and street view imagery via artificial intelligence.

THIS IS WHY you should pitch your idea while standing waist deep in a freezing water :

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 our international livestream hubs and our global marketing efforts, we reach a huge community, to which you will get exposed when pitching from the ice hole. For benchmarking check out CityFalcon, which raised the bigger part of its 0.5m Pounds funding with the clip from Polar Bear Pitching 2017. Or see FlowMotion which outperformed its funding target with jumping into the ice hole and the video material they got from the event.

Get funded – Every year we 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, also many more prizes are added later on once we get closer to the event.

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. Attending one of the Arctic Experiences we offer will just add more fun.

Meet the right people – Through our uniqueness we 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 – Our two day program offers great content in various fields. Listen to keynote speakers and investors from all over the world. Our track system ensures coordinated meetups and networking opportunities with like minded people.


This is how Polar Bear Pitching 2018 looked like!

It’s all about Finnish perseverance – #sisu. It’s something you didn’t know you had until you were pushed to the limit. Come and find yours!


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