*ship Startup Festival is returning to the seas and is once again organized in Kotka!

*ship Startup Festival has been THE startup event for all entrepreneurs and early-stage startups in Kymenlaakso since 2015. We organize *ship in Kotka – a coastal city as a playground, where entrepreneurs have the opportunity to share their business ideas and to compete with each other. The event consists of two main parts: the mentor program and the pitch captain competition. The last standing man in the pitch captain competition will earn the title and the final prize! 

In 2022, we decided to steer the *ship back to Kotka, where it was born. This year, *ship Startup Festival will start on the 5th and 6th of May. The event will be held face-to-face in Kotka, Finland, however, we will take all the necessary precautions during the event. We are welcoming all early- and pre-stage startups as well as visitors who are interested in sharing their fresh ideas, networking, and learning from each other. 

The first day (5th of May)

The whole program on the first day consists of Clinics and Master Classes. You can find more information about the Clinic and Master Classes session by clicking here

The second day (6th of May)

On the second day, each startup team will pitch their startup idea to a panel of judges in the Pitch Captain Competition. Ultimately, the winning team will be awarded a prize and the title of the Pitch Captain.

This year’s event will be even more exciting and we look forward to seeing you all there!

More info and details will be shared as we progress further! Stay up to date on our social media accounts for more information.