We piloted the event with an invitation-only participation of 35 young entrepreneurs from entrepreneurship societies (ES’s) in Helsinki, Kouvola, Lappeenranta and Turku.
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.
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.
We are maintaining our legacy and bringing in masterclasses from world-class mentors.
What others are saying?
We would like to concentrate on any activity that has a positive impact on society and provides young generation with more chances and opportunities for professional growth and job creation. *ship does exactly that!
Pitch Captain winner, 2015
I had been to several other startup events, but nothing was even close to *ship. The event helped us gain wider publicity and new partnerships. This contributed in convincing me that we were in the right direction.