Prizes

Both competing teams and the public voters may win some really cool prizes for their contribution!

All teams get valuable experience, feedback and visibility. Top teams can win great prizes!

Public jury members may also win gift certificates, product prizes, etc.

The prizes will be announced during the registration period one by one, stay tuned! Check out our previous competitions’ prizes below to get an idea of what you may be fighting for!

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

Exemplary prizes from previous SomePitching competitions no’s 1-5:

For the winning teams

Coaching prizes – some of our prestigious Jury members have promised their (often very expensive) time as special prizes. We have agreed that there will be very special coaching sessions made available for some of our finalists. These Jury members will handpick finalists who they want to personally give coaching to. So far we have announced the following Jury members to give this special coaching;

  • Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures
  • Moaffak Ahmed, Veturi AC
  • Harry Santamaki, KoppiCatch
  • Juho Risku, Butterfly Ventures
  • Santtu Hulkkonen & Janne Hietaniemi, Solved & Cleantech Finland – prize for the most interesting cleantech company
  • Lasse Lehtinen, Frontier & Nord Growth, a special coaching lunch for one lucky Internationally focused finalist! 
  • Petri Lehmuskoski of Gorilla Ventures, a 2-hour coaching session for the most interesting B2B service
  • Mikael Klug & Lars Wittler of Profinet Services, a Skype coaching session for a chosen finalist regarding entry to German speaking markets
  • Jouko Ahvenainen, Grow VC Group
  • Lasse Mäkelä, Invesdor, a couple of hours coaching lunch

–  The good people at Calcus Group have promised an excellent marcomms prize for one of our finalists – a 1/2 -page story at a publication distributed with Talouselämä, a major business magazine in Finland! The prize is worth 5400 euros. Calcus is the Middle-East’s and Europe’s leading company specialized in building employer brands and developing the corporate image. They focus exclusively on the development of the corporate and employer brand.

– Lexia Attorneys are rewarding the winner of SomePitching with a Legal Intelligence package that includes a half day legal consultation supporting the growth and competitiveness of your company. 

Nordea will reward the best Oulu-based startup with a special consultation prize – the chosen startup will receive a half day financial advice from 2-4 hand-picked financial advisers covering company financial governance, funding options (a wide approach), and financial risks including currencies and exchange rates in International business, interest rates, and raw materials.

OneMinStory, the short business video concept, is evaluating all finalist video entries and giving personal feedback on the pitch and the video as such.

Each competition our sponsors have been giving some valuable and concrete prizes for the best business ideas:

1) BAF Executive package (worth 499€). BAF offers guidance, network and a market place to investors and startups.

2) Lunch meeting with selected FiBAN investors (one selected team from top-5)

3) Legal services from KPMG for 3000 euros worth!

4) Coaching sessions from top professionals

5) Office space at Technopolis for 6 months

6) Design services from Pink Moose Design

And much much more…

The teams have also been getting discounts for various business services, and one of our great partners, Valkee, has raffled a bright light headset among the competing teams!

For the public voters

Weekly top 5 contributors

We’ve rewarded top 5 contributors with 15 € Amazon gift certificates.

Alltime top 20 contributors

Two main prizes have been raffled between top 20 contributors of the whole competition. The main prizes being a) 200 € gift certificate to Amazon and b) Tavaravahti Alarm System (495 €).

Top contributors got Valkee bright light headsets (check Valkee website).

All registered public jury members

Five 15 € Amazon gift certificates and three Valkee Brain Stimulation Headsets were raffled between all participants who voted at least once.

Voters always win prizes based on their contribution rating the teams.