Would you dare?

Polar Bear Pitching is your chance to get the world talking about you. This unparalleled pitching competition challenges you to pitch while standing in an ice hole carved in the frozen Baltic Sea.

Application for 2019 opens soon!

 

Not quite sure yet? Read what our startups have said about us!

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Polar Bear Pitching was THE experience. It was something unique every startup should definitely try. Pitching in a live stream in front of a jury is one thing, but doing it while submerged in frozen sea water... that is insane and hardcore business - and that is why I loved it. It was a true challenge and I enjoyed every second of visiting Oulu and PBP. Smiling volunteers, vivid atmosphere and lovely organizers made this easily one of the best pitching events in Finland. As one of the finalists, we got very good media coverage, not to mention many very promising follow-ups. If you are wondering should you do it - hell yeah!
— Timo Kettunen, Founder & CEO Diske LTD

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Semifinals  12.3.2019

Your chance to get to the Finals! Impress investors and media with your pitch, and win a spot at the Finals. 

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Finals  13.3.2019

A competition like you’ve never experienced before! Top startups get to pitch to investors, media and a global audience for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Come join the coolest pitching event with the warmest spirit, we dare you!


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Polar Bear Pitching put us on the map and opened many doors to great opportunities. We were even featured in The Huffington Post!
— Sandra Pétursdóttir, First Bond Wearables
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This startup event is super awesome! Our business improved tenfold. We were noticed by Estonian media and our sales skyrocketed.
— Siim Saat, SATU Laboratory
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Investors who ended up investing in us were sitting in the audience. Plunging into the freezing water and talking face-to-face with them, showed the investors how serious we were.
— Annina Koskiola, Proximi.io
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Standing in the ice hole in front of the excited audience was an amazing once in a lifetime experience. The atmosphere at the event was inspiring as dozens of startups buzzed around in excitement. Personally, the pitch was the hardest one ever. But it got easier after we couldn’t feel our legs anymore. And the fiery feeling after getting out - something we’ll never forget!
— Olli Kananen, Virta Ltd.
 

2018 FINALISTS