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Forget elevator pitches and time limits, they are lame. Instead, try out Polar Bear Pitching in Oulu, Finland (February 6-7, 2018). Believe us – in Finland they know how to combine fun and crazy.

Polar Bear Pitching, established in 2013, puts you in ice cold water. The water temperature is minus three degrees Celsius. After 90 seconds your body is shaking like a polaroid picture. Best is you have made your point until then. The rest is survival of the fittest and Sisu, the Finnish version of stamina / will power.

The competition is nearly as hard as the circumstances. The jury consists of well-known entrepreneurs. The survivors await a warm-up session in the portable sauna and jacuzzi. The winner gets 10000 Euros investment plus office and 2 flights to Silicon Valley.

See this YouTube video of 2017 winners Virta. Are you inspired?

Check out the Early Bear ticket sale (ends December 15, 2017) or apply your pitch for the semi-finale and end up in the ice cold water of the Baltic Sea.

How tempting does that sound?