The Arctic15 pitching competition is back, where we get our readers to help us select the 15 hottest up-and-coming companies in the Nordic and Baltic region. With Arctic15 coming up May 27 and 28 it's then time to put them up on stage in front of our judges, investors, and swarm of attendees.
You should submit your startup! In addition to a chance to win €10,000 for first place, you'd be in good company, joining names like Kiosked, The Eye Tribe, Holvi, Transfluent, Infogr.am, Ovelin, Pipedrive, and many others before they were big.
Here's the process to apply:
1. Use this link to head over to Wire.as, our brand-new platform to connect the region. Get your applications in by midnight on Tuesday, the 6th of May!
2. There will then be a period of public voting on ArcticStartup until the 13th of May.
3. The finalists will be announced on the same day. They will get free tickets to Arctic15:Exit Path, an opportunity to pitch to our investors, media & attendees and fight for the grand prize of over €10,000 in cash and services.
The top 15 companies will be given free tickets to the Arctic15, but don't let that hold you back from getting a ticket - we'll reimburse you. Smart money would hedge their ticket price by locking in an earlybird-priced ticket or demo stand while still applying to our pitching competition.
In addition to €10 000 from ArcticStartup, Pipedrive is giving out €500 in subscriptions and NewCo Factory is also giving out a three month contract to the winner, worth €1 200 EUR. If you would like to add a prize to the pool, send us an e-mail to editor (a) arcticstartup.com.
However it is not all just about the money, the winner will get plenty of press mentions from ArcticStartup, and our partners. We will also be happy to provide personal introductions to our investor friends and help you in any other way with our contacts. Previous participants have raised tens of millions of EUR since Arctic15 and with just two batches, that is a lot more than most accelerators. So go ahead and apply here to win.