Tahko Ski Lift Pitch

Yes. We're back.
st & 2nd of April 2020

3 minutes to pitch. 1 hell of a ride.


Tahko Ski Lift Pitch is a thrilling, two-day pitch event that pairs start-ups with investors, in a ski lift chair, for a chance to win a grand prize of 20,000 €. It all happens around the stunning slopes and laid-back, après ski atmosphere of the Tahko Ski Resort in Finland – Talk about a captive audience! 
Ready to take your business concept to new heights? 

Come hungry.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and establish relationships with business angels and venture capitalists as you pitch your unquenchable appetite for success. 

Live a little.
You're at Tahko, after all. The resort's relaxing and reinvigorating après ski atmosphere is ideal for risk-takers. Working your way to the top is challenging enough already. Why not enjoy the ride a little while you’re on it?
Here’s what’s in store for 2020:

To the victor goes the 20K. What start-up doesn't need an infusion of cash? And eating again would be nice, right?

For angels and daredevils an exclusive, one-of-a-kind atmosphere that's perfect for brainstorming. Plus the opportunity to be paired with leading Finnish companies to better ground, test and expand your business concepts. 

For established companies an opportunity to inspire, be inspired and share your business insights with the next generation of business leaders.

For students with an entrepreneurial taste a chance to learn how start-ups, business leaders, and investors get new business ideas off the ground.

For all of us a fun and energizing apres ski atmosphere to make this wild business-life ride more rewarding and more enjoyable.

Wed 1.4.
The qualification rounds start in Piazza restaurant at 10 am. There will be 2-3 judges per round judging the pitches. 
Side events, matchmaking, roundtables.
During the networking dinner at 7 pm, the battle pairs will be announced.

Thu 2.4.
The day on the slopes. All startups will give a ski lift pitch on Thu 2.4! Two startups and one judge in the lift = a battle. Semifinals will also be held in the ski lift and the finals will be fought on the stage in Panorama Bar. 


To the victor goes the 20K. 
You will enjoy the relaxed after ski feeling whilst networking with investors and event partners.
The grand prize of 20,000 € still stands. But this year start-ups & start-agains have an opportunity to be paired and work closely with leading Finnish companies to help them better ground, test, and expand their concepts. #reversepitch
We welcome startups and startagains from all industries to Tahko Ski Lift Pitch! 


For angels and daredevils

An exclusive opportunity to find the next big ideas. Business angels and venture capitalists get a chance to meet tomorrow’s business leaders and help them bring their innovative ideas to market.

You'll get closer to startups than anywhere else! Whilst doing business, networking with your fellow investors and our event partners you are more than welcome to do a little skitour around the stunning slopes.



Side events

2020 Tahko Ski Lift Pitch will have several side events. KasvuOpen Kiitorata, reverse pitch session, Berggren IPR roundtable, Luova Veto Pitch Stop. More info coming up!


One of the best pitching competitions will take place at Tahko.
It's a great opportunity for all entrepreneurs. Come and meet us investors in a ski lift!

Riku Asikainen and Ari Lahti

Let our partners take your company to the next level!

  • Itä-Suomen Yliopisto
  • Savilahti
  • BusinessKuopio
  • Berggren
  • Finland Chamber of Commerce
  • Nostetta
  • Break Sokos Hotel Tahko
  • LuovaVeto
  • Savonia
  • Pohjois-Savon liitto
  • Innovestor
  • Nordea
  • KPY Novapolis
  • Grano
  • Butterfly ventures
  • FiBan