Contest for early-stage startups from Finland and Russia, interested in new markets and international expansion. Take part in pitch session during *Ship Startup Festival! Get participation package in Web Summit 2019 and other opportunities.
THANK YOU FOR THE INTEREST! THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS CLOSED!
What solutions are we looking for?
The contest is looking for the statups presenting solutions from the following field. However, participation is not restricted by these areas.
What are the key dates?
Take a look at the contest flow.
April 2 - June 10
June 11-27, 2019
June 28, 2019
10 finalists are announced
July 15-26, 2019
Training session for finalists to make perfect pitch in English
August 1-2, 2019
Final pitch session during *Ship Startup festival in Kotka
Why take part? Here are the main prizes!
10 finalists will make pitch presentations during *Ship Startup Festival in Kotka (Finland) - bright summer event with great networking, exciting atmosphere, and 5 000 euros as a prize.
The winner takes it all:
Participation package in Web Summit 2019
Acceleration program LevelUp CBC batch
Piloting opportunities with local companies
Hassib Fowad Rezai
*ship Startup Festival (FI)
Cursor Oy (FI)
GoTech Innovation (RU)
St. Petersburg Foundation for SME Development
*shipMOVEMENT: become part of the cool summer action!
Final of Startup Connect Contest will take place during *SHIP STARTUP FESTIVAL in Kotka (Finland). Take a look who it was in previous years.
Don't miss you chance to present your start-up at *Ship Startup Festival!
The project is executed by the following consortium: Cursor - Kotka-Hamina Regional Development Company (FIN) (Lead partner), ITMO University (RUS), XAMK - South-East Finland University of Applied Sciences (FIN), St. Petersburg Foundation for Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Development (RUS).
The project is funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland in the framework of South-East Finland-Russia CBC 2014-2020 programme.