Polar Bear Pitching is one of the biggest startup events in Northern Finland and is being held for the fourth time on the 14th and 15th of February in Oulu, Finland. What makes it stand out from other pitching events is its extreme nature – the pitches have to be delivered while standing waist deep in an ice hole. OP Lab is one of the sponsors of the event and will have a strong presence throughout the event.

On top of supporting the event, we are supporting promising startups. During Slush 2016, OP Lab launched a competition that allowed startups to pitch their ideas to a camera crew in order to get straight access to the Polar Bear Pitching finals. The chosen startups are Virta, a Helsinki-based company that provides EV-charging services, and Ultimate.ai, that is developing AI-powered chatbots for enterprises.

For further information, visit http://www.polarbearpitching.com.

Read more about Ultimate.ai: http://www.ultimate.ai/
Read more about Virta: https://virta.global/