fbpx
  • career
More

    Polar Bear Pitching

    As a lot of us have trouble finding jobs in existing companies, many of us start businesses. In fact we start more of them, and are more successful than any other age group. Part of the process is founder fundraising. Traditionally this takes place in a board room, or on a Skype call, where the founder presents a deck with their vision for world domination.

    Then there is Polar Bear Pitching, fundraising of a more … extreme kind. Think Shark Tank, but in a hole in the ice in the Bearing Sea in Oulu Finland. I was told about it by a friendly man dressed in a full-body bear costume outside of the ME Conference in Stockholm, where I was invited to speak last week. A hole is chain-sawed into the ice, then a large metal cage is placed in just in case the pitchee has a cardiac arrest and the body needs to be retrieved. For the duration of three to six minutes, the entrepreneur pitches while standing in arctic waters. Ah, those fun loving Finns, making the best of their surroundings. According to the bear costumed man, the funding rate is an industry high of 3%. Check out here to see videos of spectacle.

    David Stewart
    David Stewart
    David is the founder and face of AGEIST. He is an expert on, and a passionate champion of the emerging global over-50 lifestyle. A dynamic speaker, he is available for panels, keynotes and informational talks at david@agei.st.
    -Advertisement-
    3,365FansLike
    10,663FollowersFollow
    3,175FollowersFollow

    More Stories

    Kim Marshall, 62: Multi-Generational PR

    We met Kim last fall while speaking at The Global Wellness Summit in Singapore and were fascinated by this humble, direct Midwesterner who is...

    Being Lazy? That’s Good! The Rationale for Doing Nothing

    By Bija BennettDo you think that you’re being lazy when you’re not doing something? Or wasting time when you’re simply just being there? Chances are...

    CIRKEL Love and Sex

    Valentine's Day is coming up and CIRKEL is having an intergenerational mentor event around the world's oldest topic, Sex and Love, on Feb 6....

    Leaving the Corporate Ladder

    Jonathan Haisman, 52, living in Providence RI, recently decided to get off the corporate ladder and help start a company that is all about...

    5 Ways to Strengthen the Gut-Brain Connection and Boost Your Brain Power

    You would have to have been walled off from the world recently, meditating in a cave or exploring deep in the Amazon jungles, not...

    LATEST Profiles

    Kim Marshall, 62: Multi-Generational PR

    We met Kim last fall while speaking at The Global Wellness Summit in Singapore and were fascinated by this humble, direct Midwesterner who is...

    Dr. Bella McCloud, 59: Upward Life Trajectory

    When, two years ago, we last spoke with Bella, she was deep in the long process of getting her Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Then...

    Joe La Fontaine, 59: Flying High

    Joe La Fontaine, 59, lives the high life, as in the really really high life, flying at 40,000 ft, captaining the world’s largest commercial...
    X