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*ship Startup Festival

JulyJul 172020

*ship Startup Festival

Apply before July 17th!

Connecting the next generation of entrepreneurs with mentors worldwide.

*ship is a startup accelerator event that provides a vibrant platform for pre- and early-stage startups to develop their businesses. It is going to happen from 12th to 14th of August.

Annually held in the City of Kotka, *ship Startup Festival is the biggest startup event in South-Eastern Finland.

*ship will bring 30 leading mentors from all over the globe and 50 potential startup teams together on a platform, where the leading mentors are available for our starting entrepreneurs during the *ship Startup Festival.

Ship in 2020

In 2020 the world has seen a backlash caused by a pandemic, but *ship has the technology and tools to still be able to organize an event where can minimize the risk of potential contagion.

*ship 2020 will be a hybrid-event; Mentoring Program will be held online and The Pitch Captain Competition will be livestreamed from the city of Kotka.

The event consists of three programs: Mentoring Program, Pitch Captain Competition and Networking, which are tailored for participants to suit this year’s needs.

*ship wants to be able to serve their purpose as a society during these difficult times and health is the number one priority for us.

*ship Startup Festival reserves the right to make changes.

Mentoring Program

Lead Mentor Programs

Introducing a new program – Lead Mentor Program!

During this program every team has its own leading mentor, who will advise them in pitching, developing ideas, business plan and other startup related matter


Clinics program consists of 20-minute consulting sessions with different experts on various topics, from establishing a business to fine-tuning your pitch presentation.

Master Classes

Combination of lecture and workshop with mentors discussing various topics related to entrepreneurship. Master Classes have limited 30 seats per session. The reservation for this program can be made using the *ship App

Pitch Captain Competition

PCC Semifinals – TOP 50

All 50 startup teams pitch their business ideas in front of the judges.

PCC Finals – TOP 10

The best teams will be selected for another round, where the TOP 10 pitch their idea at the market square of Kotka. The Pitch Captain is taking home the main prize of 5000€.

More info and apply before July 17th:

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