Three days full of potential and once-in-a-lifetime chances

This year the program of *ship – the Startup Festival combines three days of workshops, mentoring, networking, evening events and more.

So what’s the deal with *ship this summer?

Following the success of previous *ship festivals, we are looking for another thrilling celebration for both experienced and fresh entrepreneur-minded folks. From July 11th to 13th, *ship 2017 consists of workshops, pitching, speeches and a variety of networking activities. We also have a new venue, the V2 hall, which has an incredible atmosphere and a rustic harbour feel. All of these, needless to say, are a clear indication of another success of the one of the biggest startups events in Finland.

It is quite tough to cover the agenda of *ship 2017 in a few words. However, we do have a big picture cautiously prepared. Let’s go through it briefly!

Tuesday 11th – Opening Ceremony

*ship starts with the Opening Ceremony and registration for the startups. On the first day, we are going to keep things light, so, the teams can prepare themselves for the next two days packed with stimulating activities.

Wednesday 12th – Pitch Captain 100 & Lunch Cruise mentoring

The second day will be spent with the Startup teams and the Mentors. On the stage in our new venue, 100 young Startups will pitch their idea in the Pitch Captain Competition. And the teams will get mentoring from experienced coaches in tailored mentoring sessions and the Lunch Cruise.

Meanwhile, the Global University Summit is an ideal opportunity to connect with university representatives, accelerators, entrepreneurs, politicians and students. Through the Summit, we aim to find suitable solutions and ideas to implement entrepreneurial education in universities.

Thursday 13th – Pitch Captain Finals & Closing Gala

On the third and the concluding day, some of our mentors will be taking the mic in the STAGE seminar. Prepare yourself for some inspiring speeches! After the seminar, the top 10 startups from the Pitch Captain Competition will be pitching their ideas on the stage in the Market Square, in front of the general public.

Coinciding with the Pitch Captain Finals is also the *ship Growth Track, which is an investor event for ICT and mobile entrepreneurs seeking business growth. This is a unique chance for the Startups to get valuable information and possible investments.

Finally, at the Closing Gala, the Pitch Captain 2017 will be announced. Make sure you join us at the After Party to fulfill your *ship experience!

What else *ship has to offer?

Along with *ship – The Startup Festival, you can spend time diving into the festival vibe, at the Kotka Maritime Festival and the Tall Ship Races. Our next issues are going to cover the events around *ship this July. Stay tuned!

We are also launching online challenges for young entrepreneurs with our Partners. You can get involved in *ship 2017 in so many ways, so stay posted for more information about the online challenges!