Tahko Ski Lift Pitch

A unique startup-event at Tahko Ski Resort

Pitch your way to the peak and ski down with 20.000€!
Combine business with leisure in a unique event where
startups pitch to investors in a ski lift.

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 10.000 €!
The host on Friday is André Nöel Chaker.

In celebration of Slush, the startup & investor early skier tickets are only 149€ (+ VAT).
The tickets include two days programme in 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 4.4.
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, Break Sokos Hotel Tahko

  • Industrial Keynotes
  • Investment Stories
  • New Innovations
  • Health Demo Area

18.00 - 22.00 TahkoSLP Dinner Party
@ Piazza

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

Friday 5.4.
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