Do you have a startup? Would you like 50 000?

High North Young Entreprenur - Close up of face with glasses and a light chain
It's time for the High North Young Entreprenurs competition again, and we invite start-ups, projects and companies to apply for the award.

​​​We have the pleasure to invite start-ups, projects and companies started less than three years ago, to apply for the High North Young Entrepreneur contest 2022 in Bodø, Norway. Companies and individual entrepreneurs from any Arctic country are welcome to apply. 


The High North Young Entrepreneur contest is an international pitch competition for Arctic-related business ideas of young entrepreneurs and start-ups. 

The contest final is a part of the annual High North Dialogue conference in Bodø where three start-ups will have an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to thousand of conference participants, Arctic experts and leaders. The winner gets financial funding for their business in the sum of 50 000 NOK.


  • Applicant must be 40 years or younger
  • The startup or project has to be started less than 3 years ago
  • The application should contain the elements of business plan, including marketing plan and financial aspects
  • Start-up owners or/and business idea has to be related to the circumpolar North/Arctic
  • Please tell us why your idea is unique, important and possible

The organizers will cover all travel, food and hotel costs for the finalists to come to Bodø on April 6 to present their pitch and for staying for the award ceremony on April 7.

Contact Anastasia Ryabushkina if you have any questions.

Deadline for the application is march 20, 2022.

More details here.

Application form​