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Note that the application to volunteering in Polar Bear Pitching 2019 has now closed.

Thank you all for applying,  we received an impressive number of volunteer applications this year!

By volunteering you will

    • Enhance new skills and knowledge in international environment
    • Get deeper understanding of the global startup scene
    • Learn the art of organizing events
    • Gain experience of international teamwork
    • Grow your professional network
    • Earn 5 credits if you are student at University of Oulu or Oulu University of Applied Sciences

More info about our volunteer tasks below.


Learn about options for volunteering and

become part of Polar Bear Pitching family

Volunteer Team leader

  • Support other PBP volunteers and work closely with the rest of the PBP organizers team
  • Take part in weekly meetings of PBP organizers team
  • Lead and manage your team, communicate and coordinate with other team leaders


  • Acquire sponsors and partners for PBP
  • Support the sales process and plan the sales strategy for B2C and B2B ticket selling
  • Join the meetings with potential partners and sponsors
  • Rainmakers of PBP need to be able to communicate in Finnish 

Social Media Wizard

  • Plan, create and schedule interesting content related to startups, funding, Oulu and Finland in social media
  • Take care of day to day activities in different channels: FB, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Engage and retain the audience of Polar Bear Pitching in the social media channels
  • Keep track, monitor and report effectiveness of marketing communications to PBP organizers team

Graphic Designer

  • Create graphics for PBP 2019 for our social media channels, website and physical marketing materials
  • Support in designing graphics with our partner organization
  • Design awesome graphical material to be sent to our live stream hubs all over the world
  • Maintain the brand image and guidelines of Polar Bear Pitching brand

Story Writer

  • Create engaging content and stories for the website, blog, newsletter, press releases and social media in English
  • Interview Polar Bear Pitching stakeholders and interesting people for the blog and social media posts
  • Review and supervise written texts created by the other marketing team members

Polar Bear Pitch event building crew

  • Learn the art of organizing events
  • Coordinate with other volunteers and Polar Bear Pitching organizers
  • Arrange venues and logistics for the events
  • Plan and conduct an awesome pre- and after-party

Key account manager

  • Take care of and help either startups, investors or media with customer service attitude
  • Respond to questions and communicate with stakeholders before the actual event
  • Represent Oulu and make the event and the city welcoming and interesting for the ones visiting
  • You will focus on the event for the visitor’s point of view and make it memorable experience
  • Act as the local guide