NewCo Accelerator Arctic15 Pitching Competition – Vote now!

Pitching Competition


NewCo Accelerator proudly presents the Arctic15 Pitching competition! It’s time to take big steps towards recovery and prosperity. The Pitching Competition returns for Helsinki 2021! This is an exciting journey where the finals will be streamed online on our Deal Room platform in front of many investors. Take this opportunity to bounce back from the pandemic in style! Are you ready?

Why should you join?

This is your chance to get exposure to international angel investors, VCs and corporations. So take advantage of this opportunity to expand your network, build potential partnerships, gain media visibility and most importantly, secure funding for your startup. Everyone that makes it to the top 30, will get extra exposure, and a good chance of getting funded even without winning the competition as investors are hunting for the next success story.

The competition will focus on pre-seed to seed stage startups. Startups will be judged by a panel of international investors and experts. There will be three stages to the competition, the application period, public Top30 voting, and the final 15 pitching at the event.

The winner will get €5 000 worth ArcticStartup services, but naturally an investment opportunity from an angel syndicate is the ultimate goal!

Startups, join us for the Arctic15 Pitching Competition by NewCo Accelerator by submitting your pitch deck and answering a few questions and several multiple-choice questions in the application form: Simple as that! You will get an instant report on certain aspects of your business from our partner Hopohopo so just that is well worth your time spent on the application.


  • Your company or one of the founders must be from either the Nordic or Baltic region: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
  • The application must be submitted by May 17th, 2021
  • All final pitches will be recorded and allowed to share publicly
  • Everyone going into the finals will be contacted to test for proper internet connection and audio requirements – if any issues, you will not be able to proceed

Preliminary Judging Round

  • All individual submissions will be pre-screened before advancing into semi-finals
  • All entries processed and notified if they have advanced to the semi-finals by: May 18th, 2021


  • Video pitch will be a strict time limit of 3 minutes
  • Submit video pitch to proceed into the semi-finals
    • Deadline for the video pitch by: May 23rd, 2021
    • Video does not need to be shot professionally or edited
    • The shot should be lit properly
    • Audio should be clear and easy to understand
  • There will be a period of public voting for the Top30 between May 23rd – 27th where each startup will get extra visibility.
  • 15 startups will be chosen to move to the finals and they will get one free ticket to Arctic15 Helsinki


  • The 15 chosen startups chosen for the finals will pitch again to a panel of judges, and it will be streamed live on June 1st
  • The winner will be announced at the end of the competition

NewCo Accelerator services are designed for high-potential startup companies looking for external financing, but which have struggled to find a suitable service provider due to the global pandemic. Arctic15 provides a great platform to identify and connect with such growth-hungry companies, and we are very excited to be hosting the Pitching Competition and facilitate startups getting very much needed exposure and investment opportunities on the way to recovery from the financial crisis.

Timo HeleniusHead of Growth Services at NewCo Helsinki
Arctic15 Pitching Competition 2016

June 1st–2nd, 2021



Network and close deals with investors and corporates
Ticket for all days
Matchmaking tool
Full program and workshops


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Inc. VAT @24%


Meet startups and find ways to make your company more agile
Ticket for all days
Matchmaking tool
Full program and workshops


66% OFF


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Discover and meet startups and syndicate with other investors
Ticket for all days
Matchmaking tool
Full program and workshops
Investor only program


67% OFF


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This package includes two startup tickets and a Company profile in Deal Room matchmaking platform for all days of Arctic15 Stockholm. With this package, you will have extra visibility to showcase startups with a booth profile including logos, banners, links to the website, social media, company descriptions.


Inc. VAT @24%

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