It has been quite some time since our last post but we wanted to take a moment to bring your attention to a momentous event for all of us here in Finland.
December 6th, 2017 marks 100 years of independence for the Finnish nation-state. In celebration of the combined effort, it took to win independence this year's theme is “Together” encouraging everyone to take part in this year’s celebrations. We here at Polar Bear Pitching are particularly excited to take part in these celebrations, as we too are a perfect example of what happens when innovative people, crazy ideas, and freedom work together to make something amazing! Since our inception in 2013, Polar Bear Pitching has been a truly Finnish event. The embodiment of ‘sisu’, born just after Nokia began closing down entire business units, braving both natural elements and the economy to offer small startups the opportunity to pitch their ideas to the world.
Now five years later, we receive applications from startups all over the world seeking to challenge themselves and the harsh Finnish winter for a chance to win some incredible prizes.
As some of you may know our Polar Bear Pitching team is almost exclusively comprised of volunteers. Every year volunteers from across the globe gather together bound by the desire to keep this wonderful event going year after year.
It is truly a privilege to work with such a great organization and we hope to bring you another crazy, fun event this February.
Happy Independence Day from all of us here at Polar Bear Pitching!