Shevestments SPARKย Pitching competition 2024

THANK YOU to everyone involved in making the first edition of Shevestments SPARK pitching competition a success during the fabulous Crush Movement Crush event on Wednesday 8.5.24 in the heart of Helsinki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ’—

Bringing together amazing female founders and fantastic, experienced and impactful female investors made our heart sing and gives nothing but hope for a future where more and more women step forward as thriving, powerful business leaders and entrepreneurs founding, growing and funding companies that create solutions for a better world ๐Ÿ”ฅ First of all an enormous thank you to our inspiring and sharp-minded members of the jury panel:
๐Ÿ’Ž Jeanette Carlsson, CEO & Founder Tech Nordic Advocatesโ€

๐Ÿ’Ž Tiina Laisi-Puheloinen, CEO Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN)โ€

๐Ÿ’Ž Marja-Leena Haapanen, Founder Naisten Oma Pรถrssiklubi Oy - Ladies Own Bource Club Finlandโ€

๐Ÿ’Ž Wendy HL. CHENG, Partner Nordic Startup Ventures
We cannot thank you enough and hope to collaborate with you all very soon again! ๐Ÿ’Ž

Five fantastic and motivated female founders took the stage to pitch, all of them doing an absolutely incredible job, and we are so proud to be supporting them!

You are all winners! ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ’•

The winner of the first edition of Shevestments SPARK demonstrated both clear traction and sales, with a huge market potential and franchising possibility.

Congratulations Soberisti and Ira Koivu for the great pitch! The winner received a valuable mentoring package and a chance to pitch in front of a large audience of FiBAN angel investors later this year.

Thank you for your superb pitches, and for joining us, and keep up the amazing work you are doing: ๐Ÿ™

๐Ÿ”ฅ Suvi Ferraz, Learnsyโ€
๐Ÿ”ฅ Venla Elovaara, StuDisco
๐Ÿ”ฅ Dafne Meneses, Hei Dingo
๐Ÿ”ฅ Aura Pyykรถnen, Natal Mind

And last but not least, a big big thank you Anna Pyykkรถ and Katja Presnal for this wonderful collaboration, and congratulations on a fantastic event -see you in 2025! โค๏ธ

Pitching competition facilitators

We did enjoy the inspiring SPARK experience! The event was facilitated by Shevestments founders, who has the shared passion for empowering women to step up as founders investors and leaders.

Hanna Nyholm
- Executive coach, entrepreneur, investor and business angel. She has an extensive experience in international business, startups and company development.
Mirva Nevalainen - Business leader, board professional, investor and startup mentor. Passion for business acumen, profitable growth and service/product development.

Event content

The next event has not been decided yet, but do join our mailing list or contact us to stay tuned!


  • What's in it for investors?

    • There's concrete potential to invest in attending companies
    • Meet other like minded people
    • Make an impact by supporting female-led companies
  • What's in it for contest attendees?

    • You'll reveive valuable feedback from experienced investors
    • Connect with potential mentors and advisors
    • You might find also an investor to support on your business growth
  • After the Shevestments SPARK

    • You will not be alone! Join our growing community of like-minded ambitious female founders and entrepreneurs to continue receiving guidance and sharing tips & tricks
    • Take the best practices with you and continue to improve
    • Ask about our other supporting services, and upcoming workshops, trainings and other events.?


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