April is long behind us and the month of May is well on its way, hopefully bringing along a long awaited summer for us to enjoy. In addition to increasingly sunny afternoons, the focus of interest will turn entrepreneurial eyes and minds towards Arctic15: Exit Path, which takes place in Helsinki in little less than three weeks (!).
As you may already know, Arctic15 will be hosting one of the most heated startup competitions in the Nordics and Baltics this spring, The Arctic15 pitching competition. However, if you wish your startup to be among the 15 contestants to compete for over €14,000 in prizes, you should know that today is the last day you can leave your application! And if you want to add a prize to the pool, get in touch by sending an e-mail to info (a) arcticstartup.com
We’ve already received a lot of great submissions and it’s going to be a tough choice (long night ahead), but we’re still looking for more participants to challenge the rest. Participation is easy and the 15 startups to get chosen for the competition will get free entrance to Arctic15.
Of course the main prize is great, but what can be even more important is the investor and media attention, new contacts and partnerships and exposure.
For instance, as it stands over 15% of current Arctic15 attendees are investors, including some of the top names in the industry and local VC’s such as:
Accel Partners, DFJ Esprit, Highland Capital Management, Balderton Capital, i/o ventures, Sunstone, Creandum, Wellington, Inventure, Fonecta, BDMI Fund/Bertelsmann, Open Ocean Capital, SmartCap, Conor VC, Butterfly Ventures and many more. Winning right in front of their eyes and dedicated attention can be priceless.
It’s worth noting that participants in the previous editions of the Arctic15 pitching competitions went on to raise more than tens of millions of EUR’s and are names that you surely know: Kiosked, Holvi, The Eye Tribe, 46 Elks, Transfluent, Infogr.am, Ovelin, Pipedrive and more.
To apply please use the interactive form that you can find here. We have had reports that not everybody can login at the moment, so below you can find a less interactive back-up form. If you are interested in coming to the event as an attendee, then we still have early bird tickets and demo stands on sale.
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