Polar Bear Pitching

Published: 26 January 2018 at 10:20

In the beginning of February the coolest business event in the world takes over Oulu for the fifth time. Polar Bear Pitching brings together entrepreneurs, investors, media, companies and public around the world.

The two-day event has something for everyone. The conference on Wednesday Feb 7th is a great opportunity to meet different stakeholders, potential investors and partners. There are keynote speakers from around the world, workshops, and in the evening you can join us to witness the final pitches from the ice hole.

Polar Bear Pitching combines modern international business culture and the cornerstone of Finnish culture, sisu. If you can survive the ice hole, you can survive anything!

Get your ticket now!




Tuesday 6.2.


Oulu Investor Day

12:00 - 17:00 Location: Scandic Oulu

Oulu Investor Day is an event which brings VC investors, business angels and Oulu-based companies together right before the Arctic pitching event Polar Bear Pitching. More information here.

Dark Bear Semifinals

13:00 - 16:00 Location: Oulu Market Square

The brightest startups will step into the darkness to fight towards the spotlight of the Finals of PBP and impress investors and media. This event is open for the public.


20:00. Location: Ilona Night Club

Polar Bear Pitching Preparty hosted by IGDA Finland Oulu. Grab some drinks, lean back and turn on the chill with friends and people you just met today and test new games in the demo corner while dancing the night away! Please register here.


Wednesday 7.2.



9:00 - 17:00 Location: Areena Oulu

World class workshops and talks to give everyone tools to aim even higher. Spend the day indoors networking and building your business. Get your ticket here.


17:00 - 19:00 Location: Oulu Market Square

This is it! A competition unlike any other. Top startups will get to pitch to investors, media and a global audience. Come join the coolest pitching event with the warmest spirit! This event is open for everyone.

Winter Spa Village

16:00 - 20:00 Location: Oulu Market Square

Unwind in the winter wonderland, enjoying the sauna & bathing in the hot tub in the Market Square. You can also try out the icy waters. The whole city is welcome - let’s meet at the Market Square!


19:00 - 02:00 Location: Oulun Uusi Seurahuone

After the finals and frostbite, it’s time to warm up in the After Party in Uusi Seurahuone next to the Market Square. The spectacular party has a DJ, food & drinks to encourage networking and bonding. Join in with your conference ticket.