The winner of the Tahko Ski Lift Pitch pitching competition, which was held for the sixth time and aimed at start-ups, is RedoxNRG from Estonia. The company’s business idea is to innovate in renewable energy that supports sustainable energy production. Warm congratulations to Akmal Kosimov and RedoxNRG!
This year, more than 40 startups participated in the pitching competition at Tahko mountain from April 12th to 13th, highlighting a strong representation of research-based R2B teams. Twenty startups advanced to the semifinals at the top of Tahkovuori, and they were able to pitch their business idea to angel investors in a ski lift.
In the final stage, the five best companies, RedoxNRG, Hiil Ltd, Urban Biochar Filter, 3D FLUOHISTO and YONA Group met with the jury composed of Jari Osmala, Vilma Torstila, Mika Sutinen, Pontus Stråhlman and Silja Huhtiniemi.
According to the judges, the pitches were at a high level. Thus, a group of investors decided to recognize one particularly outstanding business idea by awarding it an additional €10,000 cash prize already on April 12th at the Networking dinner. Warm congratulations to Zak Allal and The Finnish Companion! Zak’s business idea makes Finnish language easy for everyone to learn.
As seen this week, the Tahko Ski Lift Pitch is full of unforgettable moments and anything can happen! See you all again next spring at Tahko Ski Lift Pitch, where exciting innovations are showcased.
Picture from left: Vilma Torstila, Pontus Stråhlman, Jari Osmala, Akmal Kosimov, Tomi Kaukinen, Silja Huhtiniemi, and Mika Sutinen.