Å Pitch is the first Nordic pitching event under the slogan ‘do good, do business’. We aim to promote startups and SMEs doing value-based business by providing technologies and solutions that ‘do good’, be it combating climate change, fostering sustainable development, developing peace tech, water, waste and food solutions, trustworthy AI, etc. We want to bring together businesses, NGOs, investors and public organisations to provide a platform for all these actors to meet and discuss co-operation, funding and financing as well as finding joint business opportunities.
Å Pitch consists of three tracks.
Seminar: NGOs and investors share how businesses can cooperate with them and support organisations share how they can support companies in entering these, often challenging, markets.
Matchmaking: Companies, investors and potential clients meet for 15 minute 1-to-1 meetings.
Startup competition: A dozen exciting startups from several countries will be pitching their ideas for 3 minutes each. The audience will mainly consist of investors, potential customers, and SME support organisations. Three best pitches will sail away with prizes that will be announced soon.
Å Pitch is organized by Turku Science Park Ltd and Enterprise Europe Network and it is an official side event of Shift Business Festival.
In pitching competition and matchmaking we will have startups from (some are waiting for confirmation):