Frequently Asked Questions

About event

What is Arctic15?

Arctic15 is the most effective startup-investor conference in Northern Europe. The goal of the event is to look beneath the surface of a business event. Arctic15 enables quality networking, fostering of meaningful relationships and real returns on investment. With the right size, the right people and a focus on meaningful networking, our 15 Principles ranging from Equality and Personal Responsibility to Presence and Quality help get the most out of the event.

Who can attend?

Startups, scaleups, investors, large corporations, service providers, startup ecosystem supporters, influencers, media, & anyone with a valid ticket is welcome. Last year we had 1700 participants, 120+ speakers, 450+ startups and scaleups, 300+ VCs, angel investors, and CVCs and 150+ corporations & media representatives from 50 countries.

What are the dates for 2019 edition?

5.-6.6.2019.

In addition, on the previous days, 3.-4.6.EBAN Helsinki 2019 – one of Europe’s largest and most international business angel events held annually by EBAN – is taking place at the same venue and is organized with Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN).

What time does the event start and finish?

Wednesday 5th of June (Day 1): 9-17.30.
Thursday 6th of June (Day 2): 9-17.30.
Deal Room will be open for meetings all days 10-17:20 and Demo area will be open 9-17.00.

You’ll find the 15 tracks of programme here. The specific schedule can be found here.

Do you have food and drinks at the event?

Yes! Ticket-holders are entitled to gourmet food which Arctic15 is known for. The Food Area provides breakfast and lunch which garner high ratings each year. The menu can be found here – expect something delicious and nothing less. Coffee is provided throughout the day. You can grab something fast and easy. No waiting in lines!

Where can I find out about the programme?

You’ll find the 15 tracks of programme here. They focus on industries, technologies and hot topics, such as Impact, Health, Fintech, XR, AI, Scaling, Exits, Corporate Venturing. Tracks consist of stage programme with keynotes, chats and panels, as well as workshops, networking sessions and meetings in the Deal Room. The specific schedule can be found here.

Will the sessions be live streamed?

The event will not be live streamed but the programme will be captured on video.

How do I find the event on social media?

Use hashtag #Arctic15 #ActionMatters, and keep up with our updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.

How do I find the event on social media?

Use hashtag #Arctic15 #ActionMatters, and keep up with our updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.

How can I sign up for the workshops?

Workshop registration can be done via the Deal Room service and you will also be invited via email.

How can I become a partner or sponsor of the event?

Contact Kenneth (kenneth(at)arcticstartup.com), Micah (micah(at)arcticstartup.com, +358503731442), Aurelia (aurelia(at)arcticstartup.com) or Giacomo (giacomo(at)arcticstartup.com, +358 40 324 82 70), they will build the perfect package for you.

Where can I pick up my badge and wristband?

You can get it at the event venue when you arrive, or during the pre-registration which is organized in Helsinki one week before the event.

About event

How can I get a ticket?

You can buy your ticket here. There are Startup, Investor and Attendee tickets, as well as Media Accreditation. As a startup, you can also buy a Demo Stand Package which includes two Startup tickets. As an investor, you can also get a Combo ticket for both Arctic15 & EBAN Helsinki 2019.

What is included in the ticket price?

You get access to the event on both days (Wednesday – Thursday). Gourmet food and coffee are included in the price.

Can I transfer my ticket to another person?

Yes. You can simply go to your personal ticket link that you have received in an e-mail upon registration and re-assign it there. Take note that if you have already filled out the whole form and gained access to the Deal Room networking service, your account in Deal Room gets deactivated after the ticket change. The new ticket holder will get an invitation to join Deal Room. If any help is needed, please email us at info@arctic15.com or about Deal Room at astrid.aalto@dealroomevents.com.

Can I buy a ticket now and choose the name of the person later?

Yes. You can abandon the form creation process after you have created the ticket and then return to it using the ticket link that you received in your e-mail to fill out the details.

Can I get a refund if I am not able to attend?

Unfortunately not, but you can transfer the ticket to someone else.

Can I buy a ticket now and choose the name of the person later?

Your ticket is valid for both days of the conference. There are no one-day tickets available.

Can I get a refund if I am not able to attend?

Unfortunately not, but you can transfer the ticket to someone else.

Can I pay less if I only attend one day of the conference?

Your ticket is valid for both days of the conference. There are no one-day tickets available.

Location & Venue

What is the address of the conference venue?

The event is taking place at Kaapelitehdas / Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki, Finland.

What is the address of the After Party?

Bar Hopping is on Wednesday June 5th, and these are the participating bars: Wallis Karaoke Bar (Kanavaranta 7 E 22, 00160 Helsinki), Sköne (Kanavaranta 7 D, 00160 Helsinki), Majakkalaiva “lightvessel” Relandersgrund (Meritullintori, 00170 Helsinki) & Salakapakka “speakeasy” (Katariinankatu 1, 00101 Helsinki).

The After Party on Thursday June 6th, at Villi Wäinö (Kalevankatu 4, 00100 Helsinki, City Centre).

Simply show your event badge to enjoy the special offers! For more information, click here.

How can I get to the venue?

You can get there by metro to Ruoholahti Metro Station, tram 8 to Länsisatamankatu or bus 15, 20, 20N, 21, 112N, 192T the stop Salmisaari. You can also use Uber or city taxi service. You can get a cab by calling 0100-0700 in Helsinki, 0100-7300 in Vantaa (airport).
More info on how to get to the venue here.

Where is the lost & found?

Lost and found service during the event will be available at the Registration & Info Desk at the Main Entrance of the event venue, Cable Factory. After the event, all lost & found items will be stored at our office at Epicenter, Mikonkatu 9 00100 Helsinki. You can contact us at info(at)arctic15.com for inquiries about your lost items.

Can I charge my laptop and mobile?

Yes. We will have charging points at the event. You can find them at the various lounges.

Deal Room & Matchmaking

What is the Deal Room and how can I book a meeting?

Matchmaking and networking is the core of Arctic15. The Deal Room networking service allows you to enhance your networking and meetings experience. The platform enables you to screen other attendees and have 20-minute meetings with them. The platform will be opened closer to the event date. Read more about the Deal Room here.

Support email for the Deal Room is astrid.aalto(at)dealroomevents.com and in the service, you can use Support chat to get advice.

Who can I meet?

You can meet startups, scaleups, speakers, investors, corporation representatives and other tech ecosystem players.

How much time do I have for one meeting?

One meeting will be approximately 20 minutes.

Can I upload my one-page pitch deck for investors?

You will be able to provide a link to your pitch deck when registering for the event. It will be displayed in the matchmaking tool.

What if I can not attend the meeting?

If you are not able to attend the meeting, you can cancel or reschedule it using the matchmaking tool.

Event Partners and Sponsors

Can I get a booth?

Yes, and we are happy to discuss different ideas on how to make it a real magnet at the event. Contact Micah (micah@arcticstartup.com, +358503731442), Aurelia (aurelia@arcticstartup.com), Giacomo (giacomo@arcticstartup.com, +358 40 324 82 70), Jochen (jochen@arcticstartup.com) or Kenneth (kenneth@arcticstartup.com)

If you are a startup, you can buy a Startup Demo Stand Package with two tickets here.

What kind of visibility do I get at the event?

At the minimum, you will get visibility through roll-ups and on the screens. Also, we can create logo visibility almost anywhere – booths, lanyards, stages, walls, flags and in programme content. We will find the right kind of presence for your brand and depending on your needs, find the right way to connect with other attendees, startups, investors, or corporates.

What kind of visibility do I get before the event?

You will get visibility on the event website and in articles, press releases and social media channels.

Can I arrange personal meetings with potential partners?

Absolutely – our Deal Room service will allow you to filter for and prearrange meetings with all participants.

How efficient is this event?

Last year, we arranged 5000+ meetings in two days.

Who is my contact?

Contact Micah (micah@arcticstartup.com, +358503731442), Aurelia (aurelia@arcticstartup.com), Giacomo (giacomo@arcticstartup.com, +358 40 324 82 70), Jochen (jochen@arcticstartup.com) or Kenneth (kenneth@arcticstartup.com)

Workshops

Where can I sign up for workshops?

Closer to the event you will find workshops on our A15 webpage and in our Deal Room service. You can sign up over Deal Room by going directly to the Deal Room service or choose your workshop on the A15 webpage which will link you to the Deal Room service.

Where can I purchase a workshop slot for me to host a workshop

A: If you want to host a workshop you can contact Jochen Faugel (jochen@arcticstartup.com)

Will there be a projector and a screen?

Yes, in each of the 3 workshop rooms you have the option to show your presentation either via projector or screen.

Will there be a sound system and microphones?

No, given the size of the rooms your voice will be just fine.

Do I need to bring my own laptop?

We will have laptops available for your presentation. To be on the safe side we recommend however that you send us your presentation in advance and also bring it with you on an USB stick.

Where at the venue are the workshops held?

Downstairs. Find the registration point near info desk at the Main Entrance.

How long will a workshop last

Each workshop will last 1 hour.

How big will the workshop be?

All rooms fit up to 40 people.

Will there be electricity and WIFI?

Yes, you will get a wifi pass at the venue.

Who's my contact?

You can contact our Workshop Manager Jochen Faugel (jochen@arcticstartup.com.)

Media

How can I get a media pass?

Please fill in the form on our website here.

Will there be a silent space for me to work?

The press room will be located on the second floor of the venue. There are also lounges at the event area.

Who do I talk to if I want an interview with the speakers?

Scheduling interviews at Arctic15 is eezi-peezi. You are in control of your own time and schedule. All interviews can be agreed upon and scheduled well in advance via our matchmaking tool Deal Room.

Who's my contact?

Your press contact person is Valerie. If you have questions or difficulties finding the person on the Deal Room app, feel free to drop her an e-mail at valerie@arcticstartup.com and CC Erdal at erdal.kilinc(at)dealroomevents.com.

Arctic15, Helsinki 5-6 of June

In 2019 the most effective networking startup conference in the Nordics and Baltics will raise the bar again.

Startup

Network and close deals with investors and corporates

Ticket for 2 days
Pre-event matchmaking tool
Deal Room during the event
Food and beverage
Full program and workshops

399€

Attendee

Meet startups and find ways to make your company more agile

Ticket for 2 days
Pre-event matchmaking tool
Deal Room during the event
Food and beverage
Full program and workshops

699€

Investor

Discover and meet startups and syndicate with other investors

Ticket for 2 days
Pre-event matchmaking tool
Deal Room during the event
Food and beverage
Full program and workshops
Invitation to Investor VIP Reception

899€

Startup Demo Stand Package

Showcase your startup to investors and clients. Find new talent

Demo Stand for 1 day (2x2m)
2 Startup Tickets for 2 Days
Pre-event matchmaking tool
Deal Room during the event
Food and beverage
Full program and workshops

1199€

We believe that events are at the heart of business and entrepreneurship!

Arctic15 is the most effective matchmaking startup event in Northern Europe. The focus is on making deals and quality networking. The 2-day event brings together a focused international crowd of startups, investors, corporates, media and influencers.

15 Tracks are focused on various industries, technologies and topics ranging from Digital Health and AI to Social Impact and Scaling. Industry players can use the time efficiently and gather under one roof. The core of it all is one-on-one meetings in Deal Room.

The event is organized by ArcticStartup, a startup media covering Nordics and Baltics since 2007.