Polar Bear Pitching Side Event by OuluHealth: Northern Freeze, Oulu

Where Northern Freeze Fuels Entrepreneurial Fire

Polar Bear Pitching is an event unlike any other. Held annually in Oulu, Finland, this exhilarating gathering has gained international attention for its unique approach to entrepreneurship and innovation. While most pitch competitions take place in the comfort of well-heated conference rooms, Polar Bear Pitching dares entrepreneurs to be different and to push the boundaries of what they are willing to endure in the pursuit of their dreams.

OuluHealth is proud to be part of this amazing experience and is happy to invite you to the Polar Bear Pitching Side Event – Northern Freeze.

Meet us for an evening of inspiration and networking. Talk to investors, other innovative companies, and health enthusiasts. Find out why Oulu is considered a leading health technology hub.

Time: 28 February 2024, 14:30 – 17:00
Place: Lava, BusinessAsema, Hallituskatu 36B, Oulu
Registration: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/PolarBearPitchingsideeventbyOuluHealth

This event will be held in English.

Light snacks and drinks will be offered.


14:30 – 14:35 Opening note

14:35 – 14:45 Greetings from the Polar Bear Pitching founder, Mia Kemppaala, University of Oulu

14:45 – 15:30 Investment Insights

15:30 – 16:15 The coolest health innovations from Oulu – companies’ presentations

16:15 – 17:00 Visiting healthtech companies’ stands, networking, and getting ready for Polar Bear Pitching

There will also be some surprises waiting for you so make sure you won’t miss this event!

It may be freezing cold, but in Oulu, it is a hot time for networking. Even cold wind can’t cool down our Polar Bear Pitching side event! Are you ready for hot discussions in the beautiful winter scenery in Oulu? We are and we are hyper-excited to welcome you.


Contact persons

Heidi Tikanmäki
Key Account Director, Health and Life Science, BusinessOulu

Joanna Seppänen (practicalities)
Coordinator, Health and Life Science, BusinessOulu