Event schedule

4.-5. April


100 startups / startagains from various industries will face the judges in the first round of the pitching competition in Piazza.
The hosts for "the marathon pitching day" will be Reidar Wasenius and Amel Gaily from FiBAN.
20 qualified startups, chosen by the judges, will be seen in the Ski Lift Pitch Battle -semifinals,
presenting their business ideas to the investors sitting next to them. 
The top ten competitors will make it all the way to the finals! One will get the cash prize of 20.000 €!
The host on Friday is André Nöel Chaker.

 Tickets now only 189€ (+ VAT)! Normal price 249€ (+VAT) per person.
The tickets include a two day programme at Tahko: pitching competition participation (for startup/startagain),
matchmaking tool, networking dinner, skiing ticket for Friday, Health19 -seminar.

The side event, Health19 seminar, hosted by the University of Eastern Finland, is moderated by Juha Yrjänheikki and
offers a perfect mixture of health and business, giving it’s attendees a good, vibrant understanding of what life science,
health and innovations are today. The seminar focuses on health technology and well-being with
keynote speakers from global companies, such as Dr. Chris Winter.
Register here, for the Health19, with the TSLP ticket you have access to the seminar also.

Thursday 4 April
The day of The Marathon Pitch!

All startups and startagains have
their chance in front of the judges.

10.30 - 16:30 
The Marathon Pitch
@ Piazza & Mosquito & Break Sokos Hotel Tahko

  • ​Matchmaking Area and Meetings
  • Side Events
  • Demo Area

11.00 - 17.30 Health 19
@ Piazza

  • Industrial Keynotes
  • Investment Stories
  • New Innovations

18.00 - 22.00 TahkoSLP Dinner Party
@ Piazza

  • "Investors Only" Cocktails
  • Networking Dinner
  • The Announcement of the 20 Semifinalists

Friday 5 April
The peak of it all!

20 semi-finalists will give
their best pitches in the ski lift.

10.00 - 17.00
Tahko Ski Lift Pitch
@ Panorama-Bar
Hosted by André Noël Chaker

  • Ski Lift Pitch Battle -semifinals
  • Matchmaking
  • Coaching Sessions
  • Networking
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Ski Lift Pitch Battle -finals