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Eastern Finland’s biggest startup-event offers an incredibly energising experience for everyone! 

Tahko Ski Lift Pitch is the place to be for investors, startups as well as growth companies in different business stages. Depending on your interests you can either apply for the pitching competition, or if pitching is not your thing, join in as a viewer!

STARTUP? Register here.
Startups has a chance to register to the two-phase pitching competition. Tahko Ski Lift Pitch Tracks -semifinals on 24 April 2021 is a reverse pitch -type of online event. Startups apply either for 1) Digital Business -track, 2) Health & Wellbeing -track or 3) Angel Track. In Digital Business and Health & Wellbeing tracks the idea is that established companies pitch their business challenges to startups, who in turn pitch their solutions for the company. 

In Digital Business -track and Health & Wellbeing -track startups will pitch their idea organizations such as City of Kuopio, University of Eastern Finland, Nostetta Ventures, Grano and KPY Novapolis. Oraganization’s representatives choose the best ideas to the finals.  

In a case startup’s or start-agains’ application to Digital Business -track or Health & Wellbeing -track would be rejected, applicants are still automatically accepted to the Angel Track. So to say, Angel Track gathers all interested start-ups and start-agains, who want to pitch their business idea to investors and compete for the € 5000 grand prize, which will be awarded to the best pitching startup on the Tahko Ski Lift Pitch Final on 8th of April 2021! 

STUDENT TEAM? Register here.
Are you the next promising business talent of the future? This year we open an extra track for students, who can pitch their idea to investors online during the Tahko Ski Lift Pitch Event on 8th of April. It is a great opportunity to get feedback and sparring about one’s idea straight from the business angels and venture capitalists and take the idea to the next level! 

INVESTOR? Register here.
Looking for the next big ideas? Business angels and venture capitalists can meet tomorrow’s business leaders and help them bring their innovative ideas to the market. This year’s Tahko Ski Lift Pitch also offers some designed programme for investors only. Register now! 
"The investors were in a relaxed mood and they had time to listen to us startups.
Two days of Tahko offered plenty of opportunities and the intimate atmosphere allowed everyone to have great conversations with great people."