Pitch Application Deadline: July 15, 2019 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
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Dates: August 1-2, 2019 | Request invitation here
Location: Kotka, Finland

*ship Startup Festival 2019

*ship Startup Festival supports the next generation of entrepreneurs! It is a startup event that consists of a mentor program and the Pitch Captain pitching competition.

Annually *ship brings together 50 startup teams to compete for the 5000€ main prize!

Welcoming all pre/early-stage startups, aspiring entrepreneurs and global change-makers with groundbreaking business ideas!

Earn a spot at *ship Startup Festival 2019 to be held in Kotka, August 1st and 2nd, where you will be able to personally present your business idea and receive 1-on-1 mentoring from entrepreneurial leaders and experts.

Pitch Captain Competition

Game-changing ideas from individuals, teams, aspiring entrepreneurs and early-stage startups are sought in the following categories:

  • Disrupt: Create new or transform current markets or business
  • Innovate: Improve existing solutions
  • Entertain: Help fight boredom
  • Design: Enhance our everyday experiences with products or services
  • Impact: Change the world for better tomorrow

Judging criteria

The teams will be judged by the following criteria in the following order:

  1. Creativity/Innovation ― How creative/innovative is the proposed solution?
  2. Content ― Is the application easy to understand and visually appealing?
  3. Team ― How strong/diverse is the team? Do they seem invested in this project?

Interested in attending the *ship Startup Festival 2019? Register your participation by following the application link and taking the suggested steps.

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