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Funky Day event
- Startups, hot drinks
and sauna

Come and encourage our COOL Startups to make their best. Day event is free and open for all.
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Get your party pass for
After Swim Party

- cool networking event with good food and keynote speakers.

Admission : 20€/Food included.
Purchase your pass >


The coolest stage is yours. No time limit. The arctic pitching challenge is here again - cooler than ever!

Feb 25th 2015 Oulu, Raatti shore, Finland

Pitches that will cut to the chase! Guaranteed.

If you can’t make it to Oulu the day event will be streamed to this website at
Feb 25th 14.00 GMT+2

See what
last time.
Ice-cold pitching competition made by the Finnish way.


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Get Your Party Pass NOW!

The outdoor event is followed by a networking event indoors. There are limited
spaces available for the networking event. Make sure you will get a pass!

Legendary Polar Bear Pitching beanie

Get the one and the only, already legendary, original Polar Bear Pitching beanie. Made in Lapland and tested in the real freezing conditions of the Arctic. 50% wool and super warm.


Place is at Raatti shore in Oulu

Oulu, one of the smartest communities in the world, is known for its vibrant start-up scene and a blooming IT, health tech, and gaming industry. Not only does Oulu have one of the world’s leading centers of wireless technology, but it is also ranked by the Fortune magazine (2012) as one of best cities in the world for start-up companies.

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So far 60+ % percent of last year's startups are now well financed!

Read more success stories from last years event.


“There was no time limit, but you had to do it from inside a bear-sized ice hole, which the organizers cut from a nearby frozen lake. Oh, and no diving or wet suits allowed.”



Sign Up Your Startup

Are you ready to accept the challenge? Good.

Application has been closed and we are selecting the most promising startups. See the startups here.


Contact Us

Event & Partners

Mia Kemppaala
tel. +358 40 5844851


Miia Maijala
tel. +358 40 8382899



Matti Rusila
tel. +358 50 352 0289


Sari Päivärinta
tel. +358 400 711 777


Project Coordinator

Nataliya Shevchuk
tel. +358 414938849

After Swim Party

Anton Jussila
tel. +358 40 169 7861



Veera-Maria Ahola
tel. +358 45 140 9499


Jason Brower
tel. +358 40 687 9999


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