Pitching contest

Ski Lift Pitching Contest

Pitch your way to the peak, secure your spot amongst future business leaders and strike deals in an after-ski mindset with business professionals!

Pitching Contest

Tahko Ski Lift Pitch pitching contest for startups is one of a kind pitching competition that takes place in a Tahko Mountain’s ski lift! The two-day contest starts on Wednesday 12th of April at Piazza Restaurant. On Thursday 13th of April the contest heads to the Tahko slopes, where the 20 best pitchers meet the investors in a ski lift! The best pitcher will ski down with a cash prize!

This April Start-ups can pitch in two pitching occasions:

1) Tahko SLP Pitching contest – Crazy Track
Open for all – Prize 10K€. On Wednesday start-ups will pitch in the stage in the front of Jury. Jury of Crazy track is formed of Angel Investors and VC’s screening potential investment targets.

2) Reverse Pitching – Partner tracks
Pitching for partner companies’ pre-defined challenge. Depending on the business idea and / or innovation start-up can apply to the track, which resonates the most.


Crazy Track

Startups from early stage to scale ups looking to raise funds or close deals are warmly welcomed to pitch at the contest via Crazy Track! Ideal startups have a strong mission and scalable business model, strong team and is ready for an investment. The best of the best gets 10’000 cash prize.

Tahko Ski Lift Pitch –Reverse Pitching

Tahko SLP executes own Reverse Pitching side event for partner companies who are looking for a bit further progressed startup solutions. The event is half-closed stand-alone program. If you want to collaborate with the partner companies register either for Future of Industry or Consumer Goods & Services -tracks.

Future of Industry -track

Savon Voima Oyj

Savon Voima is looking for startup partners to help their 120,000 customers optimize their energy use for electricity, district heating and water based on their consumption data. The basis is a newly developed API interface and key features are the collection, processing and compilation of energy consumption data into a format that enables the customers’ own optimization measures. The solution can also combine home automation to optimization insights.

For startups, this is an opportunity to develop and build themselves a business together with Savon Voima by helping their customers. Since the API is a new build, startups can influence the published data and its structure. Savon Voima is also interested in expanding cooperation after implementation, as development activities around the theme will increase in the future. They are looking for an innovative team who understands the data and it’s use and has the ability to develop and envision future services for energy optimization that benefits our customers.

Siemens Oy

Siemens is looking for innovations that can bring new added value to property & industrial energy solutions and energy infrastructure. They are especially interested in software-based solutions. Interesting perspectives on the subject include, for example, data analytics, cyber security, IoT solutions, flexible services, microgrids and preventive maintenance.

If a match is found, the cooperation can enable the startup an access to Siemens’ customers. At the same time, Siemens wants to help startups develop with the network and know-how of a multi-national & multi-industrial company. In the later stages, Siemens has a possibility to help potential startups scale their own operations with the help of their Next47 venture company.


Consumer Goods & Services -track

Osuuskauppa PeeÄssä

Together with startups, PeeÄssä wants to build new, frequently used services suitable for everyday life, as well as interaction channels between the company and its 122,000 client-owners. The client-owners and the value they experience are a central part of PeeÄssä’s operations, so new services aimed at them and digital interaction solutions for different meeting points are central cornerstones of PeeÄssä’s future.

PeeÄssä is looking for long-term and long-span partners with whom to develop operations in the coming years to better meet the needs of its customers. When suitable matches are found, PeeÄssä is interested in offering startups a unique opportunity to enter Finland’s largest trading company. If joint activities are successful, PeeÄssä wants to help startups scale their own activities within the S Group.”

See Y’all at Tahko!

Further information:

Tiina Hartikainen
Executive Producer
p. +358 44 513 2904