*ship 2018 went by and it was full of remarkable moments. We had amazing pitchers, who showed real entrepreneurship spirit, incredible speakers that amazed the crowd and talented mentors, who shared their experience with the teams. *ship 2018 indeed was another memorable event, if not the best!

This whole journey from preparing *ship to making *ship happen has been amazing.

We had moments when our interns became part of our *ship family and made office days colorful. With our dedicated and passionate minds, we started *ship journey and looked forward to the event.

Of course, along the way, there were moments when we felt stressed and doubted ourselves. But together as a team, we helped each other, worked hard and gave our best. And all the bad jokes we made on the coffee table helped us to keep the laughter and positive mindset.

And when *ship finally started, Marine Centre Vellamo was filled with excited and nervous minds. We had great opportunities to meet talented mentors, hear their experiences and get an extra boost from them.

We also got to hear many amazing pitches from young entrepreneurs who strongly believe in what they do. We had the pleasure to have 50 passionate startup teams to pitch on the stage.

And for some of us, the most memorable moment came unexpectedly when we achieved our goals and got tons of new opportunities waiting ahead.

But at the end of the day, we all achieved and perhaps, even went beyond our expectations.

*ship 2018 sailed and left a big wave of good memories, experience, and lots of new opportunities and connections behind. We wish you learned something new and got extra motivation to reach up to your goals and dreams for the future. Once again, we would like to thank all the participants who were part of this memorable journey and getting shi* done!

So, what’s next?

It’s time for you to take a break from ship puns. Meanwhile, we will keep sailing and come back next year as even mightier and bigger *ship. Until then, stay excited and see you real soon!