Prizes for competitors

We announce the prizes before and during the competition, so keep checking our blog and this page.

We offer some unique and hard-to-get prizes: private mentoring from top VCs and serial entrepreneurs. There are some more concrete prizes as well available for grabs, but don’t underestimate the power of mentoring, especially considering the vast experience of our Jury members!

Each participant gets a report of all the feedback from the public jury (e.g. potential customers) for their idea.

The finalists will get also detailed feedback and comments from the pro jury.

Prizes for SomePitching no. 6 announced!

The Helsinki City business incubator programs at NewCo Factory offer our finalists 2 interesting prizes.

– One chosen finalist will be granted 6 months of FREE office space at the NewCo Factory, and access to the NewCo Factory incubation program (evaluated case by case).

– One chosen International startup will get access to 3  months of FREE office space, and wins a 2000 euro cash prize!

Technopolis is giving FREE office space for the top 3 companies! Office details differ between locations, and will be discussed with the winners once clear in which city they wish to sit. The free period is 6 months long! Exact details of the space and eligibility are announced before the competition starts in November.

Business Angels Finland are offering the winner a chance to register to BAF service for FREE! On top of that the finalists are invited to pitch at Business Angels Finland and Pocket Venture live pitching events, which have so far been held in Finland, Japan and USA.

Coaching prizes:

This year our Jury members have again been active in giving their personal time and resources to support Your startup! Meaning that many of them are giving their own time as a prize for a lucky finalist. Each of the following Jury members is choosing 1 favorite startup among the finalists, which will receive their personal coaching as a prize, for FREE! The Jury members who have so far signed up to giving personal coaching as a prize;

  • Antti Kosunen, Nestholma seed accelerator and Butterfly Ventures
  • Jouko Ahvenainen, Grow VC Group, UK
  • Petri Lehmuskoski, Gorilla Ventures
  • Martti Elsilä, Opal Blue Ventures
  • Lasse Lehtinen, Frontier Seed Accelarator
  • Juho Risku, Buttefly Ventures
  • Eero Kaikkonen, Oulu StartUp Incubator
  • Eeva Kiuru, Wellness and Health specialist
  • Kaisa Still, VTT
  • Pekka Räsänen, IPR specialist
  • Santtu Hulkkonen & Janne Hietaniemi, Solved
  • Lasse Mäkelä, Invesdor