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August 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - August 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

*ship Startup Festival aims to provide a fruitful platform for pre- and early-stage startups to develop businesses. Annually held in Kotka, *ship Startup Festival is the biggest startup event in South-Eastern Finland. *ship connects early-stage startups with experienced mentors, who will help startups develop their idea. It is a great place for networking and sharing ideas with fellow startup founders and entrepreneurs.

It started with 21 startup teams and 10 mentors in 2015, and in 2016 the Festival has doubled its size. The year 2017 marked a milestone in *ship’s history with 54 startup teams, 40 mentors, and participants of 19 different nationalities.

This year, *ship Startup Festival is held in the main harbour Kotka, Maritime Center Vellamo on the 1st and 2nd August. In 2018, *ship Startup Festival is honoured to have more than 200 participants on board!

What to expect at *ship 2018:

  • Master Classes, Clinics and Meetups with the professionals from different countries and industries. Meet the representatives of such companies as Google, XAMK, FiBAN, Ernes and Young, Almaz Capital, Cursor and others!
  • Pitch Captain competition and lots of other contest! Bring your team, pitch, get a possibility to win 5,000 euros and support your startup!
  • Mentors and startups from all over the world come to participate in the festival and bring their experiences, ideas and inspiration.
  • Lots of fun, great time, new connections and an unforgettable experience!

Apply today, the spots are limited!


August 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am
August 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Maritime Cetre Vellamo
Kotka, Finland + Google Map