Northbound StartUps Sails with Å Pitch, Turku/online

Date: 24-25 May 2022

Place: Turku / online


Contact person: Johanna Puhtila,

24.05.2022 - 25.05.2022

Set your course once again for Turku and Å pitch & Final Event of Northbound Startups!

In Northbound Startups, we are focusing in bringing the investors and startups together and making the startups more investment ready. Our themes in the Final Event are the success stories and continuum of the project activities. In addition to the keynote speech we will also have a refreshing panel and moderated stage discussions on investors’ and startups’ cooperation. After the keynote speech and discussions we will cruise the River Aura on the Aura River Ferry and hear interesting, innovative, and inspiring pitches from international startups across the Baltic Sea region.

The theme of the event is “do good, do business”. This means we are looking for startups centered around sustainable business that provide solutions that “do good”, be it combating climate change, fostering sustainable development, peace tech, water, waste and food solutions, trustworthy AI, etc. Of course, the businesses also need to “do business” and have solid business plans.

The event consists of three tracks:

NBS Fnal Event | 24 May at 12.00 – 15.30 EEST (onsite)
NGOs and investors share how businesses can cooperate with them and support organisations share how they can support companies in entering these, often challenging, markets.

Startup competition | 24 May at 16.00 – 19.30 EEST (onsite + online)
Ten exciting startups from several countries will be pitching their ideas for 3 minutes each. The audience will mainly consist of investors, potential customers, and SME support organisations. The best pitches will sail away with prizes with the main prize being 8 000 €! Apply by 25 April.

Matchmaking | 25 May at 9.00 – 14.00 EEST (onsite + online)
Companies, investors and potential clients meet for 15 minute 1-to-1 meetings in Marina Palace or online.

Participation to the event is free of charge.

More information and registration:


The event is organized by Turku Science Park LtdTallinn Science Park TehnopolNorthbound Startups and Enterprise Europe Network

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