Since 2016, we have prided ourselves in offering you the most intellectually stimulating content out there. The year 2019 is no exception. In our main program you have the opportunity to hear and speak with modern-day-einsteins spanning from business & technology to science & philosophy.

In addition to the high-level main program, investor ticket holders have the unique opportunity to participate in the Investor Track program. The Investor Track offers exclusive chats with renowned angel investors and venture capitalists, meet-ups with other investors, and opportunities to witness pitches from dozens of startups on stage.

Matchmaking tool Brella is in your use during the two main festival days and our event venue has a separate matchmaking area for your meetings. We are expecting some 150+ startups and 3000+ attendees to be present, so don’t forget to register to Brella in advance to get the most out of SHIFT 2019.

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"SHIFT FEELS LIKE A NORDIC SXSW. TRULY AMAZING" Jonathan Pulitzer, Managing Director, GE Ventures

Investor Track

These events are the places to be for investors at SHIFT 2019


28 August, 11am – 6pm: Å-pitch – Official SHIFT Side Event @ Marina Palace & Jakke

Seminar, matchmaking & startup competition

Å Pitch is the first Nordic pitching event under the slogan “do good, do business”. This means we are looking for startups centered around ethical and sustainable business that provide solutions that “do good”, be it combating climate change, fostering sustainable development, peace tech, water, waste and food solutions, trustworthy AI, etc. Of course, the businesses also need to “do business” and have solid business plans. Read more.

29 August, 10.00am – Investor & Executive Meetup @ Jakke

Investor & Executive breakfast

Meet other investors & executives who are attending SHIFT 2019 and enjoy breakfast in good company. Jakke Ferry will take you to the main event venue from Turku center.

29 August, 4.30pm – 5.30pm : EXIT @ Aura

EXIT – Official Book Publication

EXIT is a book full of incredible success stories, deep insights, and never-before-published anecdotes. With 15 different stories on Finnish entrepreneurship, EXIT is for everybody involved or interested in growing a business. Come and meet the authors and people behind these staggering stories. Read more.

30 August, 12.30 – 1.30pm: Round Table – Jumanne Mtambalike, CEO, Sahara Ventures @ Round Table room 1

Talk with people who make a difference

Real Talk is your opportunity to meet and talk real issues with top angel investors and venture capitalists, handpicked by us to broaden your perspective. On this Real Talk session, you will meet Jumanne Mtambalike, the Chief Executive Officer of Sahara Ventures. Limited number of seats available. RSVP will open in August. Read more about Jumanne.

30 August, 5pm: Boost Startup Journey Demoday – Official SHIFT Side Event @ Sigyn Hall

Pitching competition and demo session

Witness the finalists of the best accelerator program in Finland* pitch on stage and demonstrate their final results.

*Nordic Startup Awards 2015 Best Accelerator Program Winner

30 August, 9pm: Bore Experience @ S/S Bore

Meet startups in a relaxed atmosphere. It’s time to party!

Boost will also throw a closing party at S/S Bore. The party has been one of the most notorious events during SHIFT week, where startuppers, entrepreneurs, and investors party until sunset. Read more.


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Tickets* include:

  • 2-Day full festival experience plus side events
  • Access to the exclusive Investor Track program
  • Access to the matchmaking tool
  • Opportunity to schedule meetings with 150+ startups
  • Opportunity to see dozens of startups pitch on stage
  • Entry to the official After Party

*Limited amount of investor tickets available, so act fast

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