Polar Bear Pitching is on a mission to empower startups to demonstrate their determination to the whole world through an unconventional platform – Avanto (fin. ”ice hole”). By merging business with Finnish culture, we also foster a sauna-like environment where business can be done in a casual and equal settings. Join us to celebrate innovation in a way that’s fun, unforgettable, and impactful!
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!
We collect the information from all of our startup participants into a digital cataglol to share with our investors in advance. This way investors know which startup to pay attention to and set-up a meeting during the matchmaking slots.
Polar Bear Pitching morning conference – IceTech Summit – is provided by ICTOlu network and dedicated to modern 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.
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.