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In the BusinessOulu calendar, you will find events and coaching programs targeted at companies and their employees. The events and programs are often completely free of charge or at least highly affordable. If you wish to add your event to our calendar, please contact us. Subscribe to the BusinessOulu newsletter to keep up to date with upcoming events and coaching programs.

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Polar Bear Pitching in Oulu on February 6-7th 2018

  • Begins: 06.02.2018
  • Ends: 07.02.2018

In the beginning of February the coolest business event in the world takes over Oulu for the fifth time. Startup companies one by one jump to the hole cut through the ice in the frozen Baltic Sea to pitch to international investors and global audience. The day programme on Wednesday and several side events will keep you busy during the event days. For companies this is a great chance to meet their stakeholders.

The event is organized by volunteers and it brings together startups, investors, media, companies and spectators from all around the world. Livestream of Polar Bear Pitching has been viewed in over 50 different countries and the event has appeared in the biggest medias of the world, like Forbes, The Guardian, The Times, BBC and Al Jazeera.
Polar Bear Pitching combines modern international business culture and the cornerstone of Finnish culture, sisu. If you can survive the ice hole, you can survive anything!


Dark Bear Semifinals
Time: 6.2.2018, 13-16. Location: Tuira public beach
The brightest startups will step into the darkness to fight towards the spotlight of the Finals of PBP and impress investors and media. This event is open for the public.

Starts: 6.2.2018, 20.00. Location: Ilona Night Club
Polar Bear Pitching Preparty hosted by IGDA Finland Oulu. Grab some drinks, lean back and turn on the chill with friends and people you just met today and test new games in the demo corner while dancing the night away! The registration for Preparty:

Day program
Time: 7.2.2018, 9-17. Location: Areena Oulu
World class workshops and talks to give everyone tools to aim even higher. Spend the day indoors networking and building your business. Get your ticket:

Time: 7.2.2018, 17-19 Location: Oulu Market Square
This is it! A competition unlike any other. Top startups will get to pitch to investors, media and a global audience. Come join the coolest pitching event with the warmest spirit! This event is open for everyone.

Winter Spa Village
Time: 7.2.2018, 16-20. Location: Oulu Market Square
Unwind in the winter wonderland, enjoying the sauna & bathing in the hot tub in the Market Square. You can also try out the icy waters. The whole city is welcome - let’s meet Market Square!

Starts: 7.2.2018, 19:00. Location: Oulun Uusi Seurahuone
After the finals and frostbite, it’s time to warm up in the After Party in Uusi Seurahuone next to the Market Square. The spectacular party has a DJ, food & drinks to encourage networking and bonding.