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Get ready to heat up the ice on Feb 14-15th 2017

Polar Bear Pitching gathers hundreds of participants from around the world every year to Oulu, an innovative city in Northern Finland. Unlike in all other pitching competitions, in Polar Bear Pitching there is no time limit. However, the entrepreneurs have to give their pitches while standing waist deep in ice cold water on a stage carved in the frozen Baltic Sea.

Polar Bear Pitching might not be for the faint of heart, but it’s good practice for startup founders looking to make it big.
— Dennis Mitzner, TechCrunch
The challenge has brought our team closer, and our product and brand has become well known. Was taking up the challenge worth it? Absolutely, without a doubt!
— Niina Palmu, Laturi Corporation, Winner 2014


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