We admit it – we were a little too strict with our rules for Arctic15, the startup competition when we first came out with it. We’ve talked to quite a few of you and realised that it may be better to just simplify them and try to get as many interesting startups to the event as possible. Remember, if you’re chosen to be part of the 15 finalists – entrance and the possibility to pitch at the event will be completely free. So in this post, we’ll publish the three simple points your company must meet to be eligible for the startup competition.

To make the event even more appealing to the young startups around the region, we’ve simplified the rules to the three following criteria:

  • By September 22nd (Arctic15 event day), the company must be less than 12 months old.
  • The company or its founders must have some relation to the region (the company registered or one of the founders from one of the following countries: Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Lithuania or Latvia).
  • You must have something concrete to show and invite people to use on stage (the launch part – meaning you’ll need to have at least a beta level working service for people to sign up to).

If you feel your startup can meet these criteria, don’t hesitate to submit your company details by the end of July through this link and you could become one of the finalists to pitch on stage at Arctic15.

The winner will walk away with huge prizes in money and free advertising on ArcticStartup for the remainder of the year and 2012. Any questions? Don’t hesitate to e-mail us at [email protected].

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