Grand prize currently at €36475.
This year, the startup competition will be a little different compared to last year. We will have 15 different categories for companies to compete in. Each category will represent a certain achievement during the year and the public is able to both nominate candidates, but also vote on them.
The winner of each category will be invited on stage at Arctic15 to pitch for the grand prize.
The grand prize
The grand prize is open for donations! You can donate your services (valued more than €500) or money. Please get in touch with us for donations. Below are the current donations in order of value:
ArcticStartup €10 000*
S5 €7 500
InspireTeam start-up & growth consulting services €5 000
San Francisco Oy €4 750
Pipedrive €2 340
Infogr.am €2 000
Koodiviidakko €1 585
Graduateland €1 300
CraveEat Mobile €950
PR Newswire €500
|19.6.2012 – 31.8.2012||Deadline for applications|
|4.9.2012 – 9.9.2012||Voting of finalists|
|10.9.2012||Category winners announced|
|18.10.2012||Category winners on stage at Arctic15 pitching for grand prize|
Just as last year, the competition is only open for Nordic and Baltic startups. Prerequisites are that the company is registered in or one of its founders are from one of the following countries: Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania or Russia.
Below are the finalists that have been chosen to take part in the competition:
Best new mobile service idea (Tekes sponsored): Until.am, Finland
Best product launch: Catchbox, Finland
Best enterprise startup: datatracker, Iceland
Best consumer startup: Gamebook, Finland
Best gaming startup: Ovelin, Finland
Best mobile startup: Eskimi, Lithuania
Best new startup in 2012: Infogr.am, Latvia
Best side project: Mentimeter, Sweden
Best startup accelerator program: Startup Sauna, Finland
Best new recruit: Coursio, Sweden
Best design: Publishzer, Finland
Best marketing campaign: Gajatri Studios, Finland
Most deserved investment: The Eye Tribe, Denmark
Best Nordic startup: Cabforce, Finland
Best Baltic startup: Pipedrive, Estonia
*ArcticStartup reserves the right to change the distribution of prize money and services for the main prize. The price money is to be invoiced from ArcticStartup at a designated time.