Polar Bear Pitching
Polar Bear Pitching is very much a community effort. It is a joint venture of the Oulu entrepreneurial ecosystem. The main drivers behind the event are Polar Bear Pitching non-profit organization, the University of Oulu, the city of Oulu, the Business Kitchen and other organizations, entrepreneurs and volunteers of the community.
Polar Bear Pitching’s mission is to create snowballs for success and strip down the barriers that block development and growth. It values:
- Perseverance - Sisu - in pushing forward when going gets tough.
- Bravery - in stepping out of the comfort zone and aiming high.
- Playfulness - to remind that to be taken seriously one doesn’t need to be serious.
It embraces positive uniqueness and pursues honesty to self and others in all dealings.
Articles about us
Good News from Finland,16.2.2017: Virta wins Polar Bear Pitching
Simply Business, 13.1.2017: Is this the world's most bizarre pitching event?
Forum24, 2.2.2017: Polar Bear Pitching tuo Ouluun satoja yrittäjiä ja sijoittajia
Suomen suurlähetystö, Oslo, 12.1.2017: Jääkylmä hissipuhe suoraan avannosta
Oululehti, 13.1.2017: Hissipuhe jäisessä avannossa – Polar Bear Pitching on täällä taas
Forum24, 23.12.2017: Neljäs avantopitsaus helmikuussa
Read our press releases here
Oulu is a hub for world-class research and product development, and the University of Oulu has a proven track record in scalable innovations in the fields of wireless communications (e.g. GSM and KNL Networks), wearable technology (ŌURA wellness ring), disruptive geomagnetic indoor positioning system (Indoor Atlas), and AI-powered video analysis (Valossa). The development of new products is agile in the intersection of different sectors, such as information and communications, nanotechnology, cleantech, life sciences and creative industries.
Read more about Oulu
- The Nordic Web, 28.11.2016: Oulu, the most northernmost tech hub
- BusinessOulu, 16.11.2016: Altair/Sony Has decided to open R&D site in Oulu, Finland
- Invest in Finland, 30.11.2016: Oulu the ideal location for Altair Semiconductor
- Ministry For Foreign Affair of Finland, 9.7.2016: Finnish-Norwegian Arctic Partnership strengthened by a state visit
- Oulu Convention Bureau, Arranging a meeting in Oulu is now easier than ever before
- University of Oulu, 15.11.2016: 5G Test Network opens business opportunities
- Good News from Finland, 22.8.2016: International students choose Oulu
- Invest in Finland, 19.5.2016: Industrial 5G development environment to be launched in Finland
- Finland Times, 29.5.2016: HILLA takes Oulu innovations to global market