To make the competition tighter, Polar Bear Pitching 2017 introduces the Dark Bear competition the day before the finals, on Feb 14th in Oulu, Finland.
The event is open to any qualified startup on-site who is willing to accept the challenge and take the plunge and impress the jury. On the following evening, Feb 15th, the chosen three dark horses i.e. dark bears will join previously chosen 15 startups at Polar Bear Pitching Finals.
We will have John Bates (http://executivespeakingsuccess.com/) coaching startups at the Dark Bear Semifinals.