Set your course once again for Turku and Å pitch & Final Event of Northbound Startups.
In Northbound Startups, we are focusing in bringing the investors and startups together and making the startups more investment ready. Our themes in the Final Event are the success stories and continuum of the project activities. In addition to the keynote speech we will also have a refreshing panel and moderated stage discussions on investors’ and startups’ cooperation. After the keynote speech and discussions we will cruise the River Aura on the Aura River Ferry and hear interesting, innovative, and inspiring pitches from international startups across the Baltic Sea region.
The theme of the event is “do good, do business”. This means we are looking for startups centered around sustainable business that provide solutions that “do good”, be it combating climate change, fostering sustainable development, peace tech, water, waste and food solutions, trustworthy AI, etc. Of course, the businesses also need to “do business” and have solid business plans.
The event consists of three tracks:
NBS Final Event | 24 May at 12.00 – 15.30 EEST
Brings the investors and startups together. Keynote speech by Noora Fagerström, the co-founder of Jungle Juice Bar . Startup stories & interviews. Panel Discussion: ‘Investing for a Sustainable Future – New Normal in Doing Business. How do we create Fair & Profitable Business?’
Startup competition | 24 May at 16.00 – 19.30 EEST
Ten exciting startups from several countries will be pitching their ideas for 3 minutes each. The audience will mainly consist of investors, potential customers, and SME support organisations. The best pitches will sail away with prizes with the main prize being 8 000 €! As a joint effort by Turku Science Park and many European Business Support Organisations we received dozens of fantastic applications from 8 countries – We are extremely grateful for every applicant for your interest!
Matchmaking | 25 May at 9.00 – 14.00 EEST
Companies, investors and potential clients meet for 15 minute 1-to-1 meetings in Marina Palace or online.