The *ship Growth Track is an investor & networking event on Thursday, July 13th for entrepreneurs seeking business growth.

Hop onboard the *ship, join other investors and entrepreneurs in the maritime fun of the Tall Ships Races in Kotka, Finland. Meet fresh and interesting growth companies from Finland and abroad.

Growth companies are invited to submit a one-pager and apply to pitch at the event.

Wednesday evening participants are invited to the VIP Growth Track cocktail party for investors and growth companies. Thursday evening is the *ship Gala where you will meet the *ship Startup Festival’s international speakers, mentors and student startup teams from the Pitch Captain competition.

Wednesday 12.7.2017

18:00    Opening Parade, Kotka Maritime Festival, downtown Kotka
20:00   VIP *ship Growth Track Cocktail Party at the lighthouse restaurant. Let’s enjoy Chef Claudio Piccolo’s Italian delicacies at La Majacca Restaurant, Keskuskatu 51, Kotka.

Thursday 13.7.2017

Thursday morning venue: Kotkan Klubi, Kirkkokatu 2, Kotka.

We’ll spend the morning in the beautiful and historic Kotka Club, where local business leaders and industrial owners have gathered for over a hundred years.

9:00    Breakfast networking at Kotka Club, Kirkkokatu 2, Kotka
10:00  Keynote speech & panel discussion led by Deal Flow Manager
Helleke Heikkinen, FIBAN Finnish Business Angels Network
10:45  Growth Companies Pitching to Investors
12:00  Lunch Cruise in the Kotka islands
14:00  Afternoon break: possibility to become acquainted with the some of the world’s largest sailing ships at the Tall Ships Race, Kotka Harbour, Tornatorintie, Kotka
15:00 Pitch Captain Competition for student-led startups participating in the *ship Startup Festival, Kotka Market Square, Kustaankatu, Kotka
19:30 *ship Startup Festival Gala Evening at the V2 *ship Startup Festival Hall next to Vellamo Maritime Museum, Tornatorintie 99, Kotka

To register for the event or apply to pitch, contact:

Erna Gronow
Community Manager
Levelup Startup Accelerator
erna.gronow@cursor.fi
+358 40 1902 558

Heidi Sjögren
Head of Program
Levelup Startup Accelerator
heidi.sjogren@cursor.fi
+ 358 40 1902 547