Visitors will be able to enjoy our main program especially the exciting Pitch Captain Competition! You are welcome to join *ship and network with our startups, mentors, and other visitors!

Visitors ahoy!

*ship Startup Festival acts as our learning environment regarding entrepreneurship.

So if you have your own business ideas or design products in mind, why not come to observe how other people and students sell their skills and business concepts.

Visitors can also test their ideas and get feedback from industry experts while networking trough the whole 2-day event.


accomodation options

Near Vellamo

Satamakatu 9, 48100 Kotka 

Distance: ~525 m 


  • Room for one 80e/night 
  • Room for two small 95e/night 
  • Room for two standard 105e/night 
  • Room for two superior 120e/night 
  • Room for three 130e/night 


All prices include breakfast. 

Booking by phone +3585215222 or via email 

Remember to mention the code *ship Startup Festival for mentioned price 

Keskuskatu 21, 48100 Kotka 

Distance: ~1,2 km 

  • Standard Queen or Twin room for one person 155.00e/night
  • Standard Queen or Twin room for two people 175.00e/night

The room prices include a rich buffet breakfast, customer sauna, use of the hotel’s gym and value added tax. (Prices accumulate S-Card loyalty benefits. Prices cannot be combined with other discounts or loyalty card benefits.)

Reservations: Everyone can book their room themselves via the Sokos Hotels website The reservation can also be made directly from the hotel by phone +358 10 7821 000 or by email

*Remember to mention the booking code BXAM240515 when making the reservation.

*The reservation must be guaranteed with a credit card or paid in advance.

*Please note that there are a limited number of rooms with special prices.
The last booking date, if the booking situation allows, is May 1, 2024.

Further from venue

Lehmustie 2, 48130 Kotka 

Distance: ~2,85 km 


Prices can be seen here: 

Kotolahdentie 22, 48310 Kotka 

Distance: ~5,25 km 


Check the current prices on the website
– on the beginning of February room for one 88€, for two 103€ 

Santalahdentie 150, 48310 Kotka 

Distance: ~6,65 km 


Cottages for two, four and five persons, apartments for bigger groups also 

Kyminlinnantie 18, 48600 Kotka 

Distance: ~9 km 


Room for one 73€ /night 

Room for two 89€ /night 


The price includes breakfast, wifi, evening sauna with outdoor jacuzzi, gym and car park. 

Please note the limited number of rooms. 

Rooms can be booked directly from the hotel by calling +358546050100
or by email:  

Remember to mention the code *ship Startup Festival for mentioned price 

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Pssst…there are numerous Airbnb options also.

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