Pre-founder Weekend

Location: Porvoo

The Icebreaker Pre-founder Project is one of a kind. 

With experience from more than 100 strong tech companies (you can read about them on About page and Companies page), the Icebreaker team can offer you help like no one else. We have seen many versions of the struggles of getting started, and can help you avoid some of the usual mistakes.

It's not a silver bullet solution to all your problems, but gives you better chances. 

We offer you great general insights, 1-on-1 feedback, possibility to exchange thoughts with experienced founders and of course access to our 600+ community members who are all experts on their fields. That might just give your the competitive edge you need.

Kickoff Weekend

Time: Fri 21.9. – Sun 23.9.

Place: Sannäs Manor, Porvoo

Signup: Apply to Pre-founder Project here ››

Icebreaker Pre-founder Project kicks off with a bang on September 21st–23rd. You will be surrounded by other pre-founders and founders with strong experience from different fields in the beautiful Sannäs Manor.

For someone hoping to go forward with their own idea or join a strong tech team, this is a perfect way to get started. 🚀 You will get feedback from founders with valuable experience, have a chance to exchange ideas with peers and get insight from the team. This weekend offers you a deep dive into the world of tech entrepreneurship – you won't find another opportunity like this.

All expenses are covered. 💸 Our accommodation includes breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and offers the possibility to use the gym and sauna opportunities. 


Sannäs Manor in Porvoo is in the midst of a magnificent nature, but not too far from the city. The venue is unique. It was constructed in 1837 by baron Axel Gustav Mellin and the beautiful garden surrounding the mansion was later executed based on the drawings of Paul Olsson. 

In the swinging 1920’s, Sannäs mansion was a trendy meeting point of the cultural jet set. Regular guests included artists and prominent figures, such as painters Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Alwar Cavén and opera diva Aino Acté.

How to attend?

The event is organized to our Pre-founder Project Fall 2018 attendees, but also open to other community members. 

Apply to Pre-founder Project here 

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