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Our story

2015

We piloted the event with 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-makers 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

Master Classes and Clinics were brought to the program. Master Classes and Clinics were done together with partners and mentors. We increased partnerships with accelerators, by having 8 accelerators bringing teams to *ship. With accelerator partners and through our open application, we had altogether 50 teams taking part to *ship 2018.

2019

The 5th *ship Startup Festival.

2020

Ahoy captain! I see successful entrepreneurs coming our way…

2015

We piloted the event with 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-makers 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

Master Classes and Clinics were brought to the program. Master Classes and Clinics were done together with partners and mentors. We increased partnerships with accelerators, by having 8 accelerators bringing teams to *ship. With accelerator partners and through our open application, we had altogether 50 teams taking part to *ship 2018.

2019

The 5th *ship Startup Festival.

2020

Ahoy captain! I see successful entrepreneurs coming our way…

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Our team

Antti Viitanen

*ship Captain

antti@shipfestival.org

antti@shipfestival.org

Laura Häkkinen

Project Manager

laura@shipfestival.org

laura@shipfestival.org

Cindy Rautianen

Media Manager

media@shipfestival.org

media@shipfestival.org

Jenni Kuustie

Partner Manager