Thank you 2300 times for 2017

& see you at SHIFT BUSINESS FESTIVAL 2018!


Turku, Finland 22. - 23. 5. 2018


SHIFT is an open-air business festival that gathers, experienced entrepreneurs and experts.

"SHIFT feels like a Nordic SXSW. Truly amazing!"

Jonathan Pulitzer, GE Ventures

5 reasons why NOT to attend SHIFT!

"I don’t want everybody to join SHIFT. I want SHIFT to be an extraordinary event for exceptional people." - Aape Pohjavirta, Chief Evangelist at Funzi We think Aape has a point. So we figured we would give you 5 reasons NOT to attend SHIFT:

I have never heard of SHIFT

Honestly, this is not surprising. SHIFT is a new event, but we have been growing rapidly. In just three years, we have gone from zero to several thousand attendees. We like it that way, we are not too big and not too small. You should be able to talk to everyone you want to talk with and meet whoever you want to meet with, while not getting lost in the mix. Intimate is how we like it and that is why we are limiting tickets to just 4000 attendees.


We have a very simple goal: to better understand the co-evolutionary relationship between nature, technology and ourselves.


Tech alone is not enough, nor is business as usual.

I’m not sure who this event is for

Shaken and stirred. That is our aim and that is why SHIFT connects potential with success and success with potential. By bringing together growing and experienced entrepreneurs and experts we create a progressive engine of innovation and development. SHIFT is a place to find the unexpected business opportunity, so we aim to mix different business backgrounds together!

94 % of our attendees have found it easy or extremely easy to meet new people at SHIFT – come meet your future business partner with us!

SHIFT is not an event specifically for my industry

True, SHIFT is not an industry specific event. We believe in  shaking things up – new relationships lead to new ideas. That’s why SHIFT brings together creatives with a similar mindset from different industries.

I don’t know who else is attending

To help you out, we always publish the first startups, growing companies and big corporations who are attending. Check them out here:

Still not convinced? Tell us who you would like to meet and we will make it happen. Send us a message at info(a) !

I don’t know the speakers

That’s what we are going for. We want you to feel the joy and surprise of discovery!

We take great pride in the fact that we find and select the best and most inspiring speakers before they get big.

Remember that excitement in finding a new band before everybody else? That is our goal with our speakers and other content.


SHIFT is a hands-on event

The festival features two full days of meaningful conversations, a fantastic stage program, round-table discussions and workshops, in addition to several side events, networking sessions as well as after parties. The program will be updated on the website in the coming months. Sign up for SHIFT News to get notified first!    

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2 Day Festival Pass

Early Bird Special!

225€ 295€

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2 Day Executive Pass

Early Bird Special!

325€ 395€

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