Greentropia: Circular Economy Pop-up Challenge

Earlier this year, *ship – The Startup Festival, together with Sitra, arranged an online...


Biggest, Baddest and Meanest Ships Right Next to Us

The big ships are coming to the port of Kotka. And the best part is: the biggest and the...


Sun, Food and Music around Kotka

This year we have many cool events coinciding with *ship - The Startup Festival. One of...


Design-Fueled Finland

Finland, the design nation. There is no doubt that Finland and design are indeed...


Meet the Team

We would like you to meet our team this summer! You may remember some of us from last year...


The Spirit Goes Beyond Finland

Apart from the core team based in Kotka, where the upcoming *ship 2017 will set sail from,...


Ostracon: Circular Economy Pop-up Challenge

#shipSitra Circular Economy-Popup Challenge - an online competition, hosted by *ship and...


WINNER ANNOUNCED: Circular Economy Pop-up Challenge

This year *ship – The Startup Festival got together with Sitra and arranged an online...


The Winner’s Journey

The winner and three runners-up of the #shipSitra Circular Economy Pop-up will be joining...


Tips for Zero Waste Lifestyle

Recycling is a great place to start but not to finish. Living a zero waste lifestyle...


Celebrating Entrepreneurship

A truly global entrepreneurship celebration - The original idea of *ship was to gather...


The Tentative Program

Three days full of potential and once-in-a-lifetime chances - This year the program of...


World-Class Mentors and Regional Support

Because *ship 2017 is going to be a big deal, we have really made a huge effort to get the...


Press Release: Circular Economy Pop-up Challenge

*ship - The Startup Festival and Sitra have joined hands to inspire young people to take...


Updates: Global Startup Challenge

We have received an overwhelming number of 656 applications; that includes 929...


Lessons from Business Superstars

What do all business superstars have in common? They shine! Behind all the glamour and...


Spirit of the Entrepreneur

Should you go to college if you want to become an entrepreneur? It is a constant debate. A...


Business Ownership; Solution to Unemployment?

Entrepreneurship! Such a big word! But what is it exactly? Business ownership tied with...


A NEW AGE

Year 2017 is super exciting in the journey of *ship - The Startup Festival. We are...


Intern*ship

We had the pleasure of working with Teijo Javanainen last summer. Here is how he...


The Brazilian Entrepreneurial Landscape

Anna Furtado from Brazil shares how the University of Brasilia is changing the...


Falling for Entrepreneurship

There are many reasons behind starting your own business. A good portion of entrepreneurs...


The Takeoff from Angry Birds

The first decade of the 21st century had seen the rise and fall of Nokia - the Finnish...


How a Small Town in Finland is Revolutionizing the Way We Learn in the Next Century

This is a story about a bold vision and a movement that will turn the vision into reality....


Meet our Alumni

*ship The Startup Festival 2016 is getting closer. In other words, it's been almost a year...


How to be Pitch Perfect

Pitching, a modern term defining public speaking, has become immensely important to not...


The Startup Ecosystem in Finland

For a couple of years, Finland has experienced a huge explosion of startups from all over...


10 Reasons to Attend

*ship is the biggest startup event in South East Finland to be held this year on July 27th...


Palvaanjärvi Bootcamp for Student Entrepreneurs

The Startup Summer Camp, an intensive 10-week accelerator program, kicked off with...


Teamwork – Let’s Get Going

May is about to reach its second half and *ship 2016 is getting closer and closer. We, at...