4 years

791 startups

55 mentors

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Our story

2015

We piloted the event with an invitation-only participation of 35 young entrepreneurs from entrepreneurship societies (ES’s) in Helsinki, Kouvola, Lappeenranta and Turku.

2016

We expanded our horizons by piloting Ambassadors’ program for international change-markers and aspiring entrepreneurs. The 2016 event had the participation of 100+ young entrepreneurs.

2017

We organized Ambassadors’ program and an online competition which attracted 930 young entrepreneurs and 650 startups across 90 countries. The 2017 event had the participation of nearly 150 young entrepreneurs and two hackathon challenges in collaboration with local companies.

2018

We are maintaining our legacy and bringing in masterclasses from world-class mentors.

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Our team

Antti Viitanen

Main Organizer

+358 44 7028859

antti@shipfestival.org

Anne-Mari Vuoksi

Project Coordinator

+358 400 967 705

anne@shipfestival.org

Nikolas Bardy

Startup Lead

+358 40 4160 554

nikolas@shipfestival.org

Sanna Salopaasi

Bookkeeper

sanna@shipfestival.org

Teijo Javanainen, Ship stage Manager

Teijo Javanainen

Community Developer

+358 45 1146 176

teijo@shipfestival.org