Academic Startups Turku Pitching Event invites academic commersialization projects, pre-startups and startups from all disciplines to present their business concept to investors, practice their pitching skills and to grow their network. The event is hosted by University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Turku University of Applied Sciences and Turku Science Park in collaboration with Monttu Ventures.
A maximum of 10 teams will be selected to present their business concept before the panel of judges:
- Petri Lehmuskoski, Gorilla Capital
- Ville Heikkinen, Butterfly Ventures
- Kasper Suomalainen, Superhero Capital
- Rasmus Klärck, Icebreaker VC
Pitch practice, hosted by Butterfly Ventures, will be offered to all finalist teams on March 28th, at 12:00-16:00 at SparkUp.
The winning team will be awarded 2 tickets to the SHIFT Business Festival 2019!
The event takes place on April 9th, 2019 at 16:00 at SparkUp, Event Arena (Tykistökatu 4, 20520 Turku)
The event is open to the public and free to attend but please register here by April 2th: https://www.lyyti.in/Turku_Academic_Startups_Pitching_Event_3614
16:00 Opening words – Juha Saarinen, Monttu Ventures
16:10 Keynote – Rasmus Klärck, Icebreaker VC
16:30 Pitches (5 min pitch + 3 min Q&A), hosted by Reetta Ilo, FIBAN
18.00–19:00 Networking and refreshments (investors and audience will have the chance to talk to the teams)
19:00 Announcement of the winner!
The information will be updated closer to the event.
The event language is English.
TEAMS! Apply before 12 March at 23.59: https://survey.abo.fi/lomakkeet/10900/lomake.html