Startups

The grand prize is 25.000€ in cash and Nordea & Fundu offer a 200 000€ financing to a startup of their choice!​

We welcome startups and startagains from all industries! 
Get your tickets now, while you still can! The ticket is a bargain. It includes dinner, coffees, skiing ticket etc.

The plot:
All contestants will face the judges in the qualifying round on Thursday, a three minute pitch in english, screen available. At the networking dinner you have time to meet with other startups / startagains, have a drink with the investors, and also meet our partners. They are there to take your company to the next level! Fight your way through to the finals on Thursday and you'll be pitching to an investor in a ski lift. 20 startups qualify for Friday's ski lift semifinal battles. 10 finalists meet the judges again in a ski lift. 5 out of them get on the stage for the Final Roast.
The pitch can last 3 minutes each time. You can have your own iPad in the ski lift if you want.

Nowhere can you hang around as close to investors than in Tahko Ski Lift Pitch.
You can also get a stand at the demo area for Thursday!

P.s. we would like you to ski because well.. its a ton of fun, but don't worry, you can totally participate without skis too.

Tickets now only 189€ +VAT! (Normal price 249€+VAT)
Ticket sales ends on the 1st of April! 
If you are serial entrepreneur, with one ticket you can pitch all your companies. Tickets available until 1, April.


TICKETS
"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."

THURSDAY 4 April
Everyone pitches!

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

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

  • Tomi Kaukinen sessions 
  • ​Matchmaking Area and Meetings
  • Side Events
  • Demo Area
 

11.00 - 17.30 Health 19
@ Piazza

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

19.00 - 22.00 TahkoSLP Dinner Party
@ Piazza

  • "Investors Only" Cocktails (18.00-19.00)
  • 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

Startup info

  • All pitches are 3 minutes
  • Pitching material, such as PowerPoints, must be delivered on 26.3. the latest (roni.salotaipale@kuopiochamber.fi)
  • You are allowed an iPad in the ski lift or other small products to better showcase your innovation
  • Take full use of Brella, our matchmaking tool, to arrange more specified meetings. Open for registration on 20.3.
  • Remember to pack warm clothes since it might get chilly on the top! We suggest many layers :)
(Details about transportation, hotels and code of conduct found on our Info page.)