Microsoft Pitching Competition

The Arctic15 Microsoft Pitching competition gets its name from our goal of finding the TOP 15 early-stage startups from the Nordics and Baltics (including founders from the region that have founded companies abroad) and showcasing them to our investors, media and friends. Not only does it provide the companies with a lot of exposure, we have also guaranteed a syndicate deal of 50 000 EUR thanks to FIBAN. As a result, the Arctic15 competition has discovered the likes of: Pipedrive, Kiosked, Smarp, Transfluent and many others. Our finalists have raised over EUR 120 000 000 to date. Want to be one of them?

Stage 1: Deadline 10th of APRIL

During the first stage, we will screen all the applicants and our jury will select the TOP30 startups. The criteria for selection involves: team strength, innovation, revenue goals, creativity. Our judges will include prominent investors and entrepreneurs who have been there and done that. 


We will announce the TOP 30 Finalists on the 12th of April. At this stage there will be a period of public voting, where everyone will get a chance to vote for their favorite company from the Nordics and Baltics. The ability of a team to gather a buzz around themselves is a strong indication of their ability to success and get a following behind them. The results will be used as a vote from an additional jury member. Combined with a maximum of 4 other jury member votes - this can make sure that you startup gets into the TOP15. Voting period ends 


The TOP15 finalists will each receive a free ticket to Arctic15 and a chance to pitch on one of our main stages at the event. During the event, we will have two pitch sessions. The first will determine the three companies that will get into the finals of the event, while the second will be the finals themselves.