200 Entrepreneurs & Investors on a ferry from Travemünde to Helsinki & back

Set your company up for success and create lasting connections - let's kick off the year together


Let's kick off the year together: Set your business up for success and create lasting connections​

200 Founders & Investors on a ferry from Travemünde to Helsinki & back


About the Event

We will hijack a standard cargo ferry from Travemünde to Helsinki for the purpose of learning about growing businesses. A unique location without extra emissions.

For Startups: Growth Weekend

  • Set yourself up for success by learning from accomplished entrepreneurs
  • Talk to investors and industry partners that cannot run 😉
  • Connect with VCs, business angels, family offices, industry partners...
  • Find mentors that help you grow your business
  • Party

For Corporates: Entrepreneurship Seminar

  • Learn from and with colleagues from other industries
  • New impulses for future projects/ business development
  • Sharpening a startup mindset for problem solving
  • Inspiring conversations with entrepreneurs
  • Learn from experts with different entrepreneurial skills: negotiation, story telling, brand building...
  • Certificate „Utilize Entrepreneurial Mindset within Corporates“

Together on Board

Receive valuable tips, insights into experiences, and essential skills for developing your business – practical, authentic, and on equal footing.

Oliver Rößling

CEO @ Caps & Collars, Founder of 12MIN.ME

Simon Eichinger

Passionate niche business builder

Felix Schulz

Creative & Entrepreneur




All Pitches, Talks, Workshops and Partys take place on Deck 11.

Pitches start with a 6min input that is followed by 6min of questions.
Talks start with a 12min input that is followed by 12min of questions.
Important: On board, Finnish time applies (i.e., +1h)!

We welcome suggestions and requests for additional topics. Would you like to contribute as an expert on a topic? We look forward to your inquiry at team@entrepreneurship.tours.

Our Ferry from Finnlines

Gym and female & male sauna
Brunch and Dinner Buffet
Outside Cabin Small
Outside Cabin Big
Luxus Outside Cabine
Bar for the evening hours
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Apply for the highly limited Entrepreneur Ship tickets from January 9th to 12th 2025.


We were looking for an intimate place that would turn individual founders, entrepreneurs and investors into a close-knit community in just a few days. And we found it in our combined passenger and freight ferry with the charm of a start-up garage.

The Finnlines ferry is not a cruise ship, but transports goods and guests all year round. We give it another purpose and turn it into a European platform for entrepreneurship!

Many of you would like to share cars. Great idea! It’s better for the environment, and networking can start right on the trip.💚

  • Here you can find a table (Link will follow) where you can sign up if you want to take others with you or if you want to ride with others:
    ○ Offers
    ○ Requests
  • Then you just coordinate directly among yourselves.
  • Passengers stay in the car and check in at the car check-in with the

In Travemünde:

  • Address: Skandinavienkai, 23570 Lübeck
  • If you are arriving by car, the simplest thing is to book a place on
    board the ship. You check in as normal with your car and the vehicle stays on board during the entire trip – even in Helsinki.
    Advantage: After the return trip, you can drive directly off board and start your journey home. The cost for „parking on board“ is 30.00 €. Book this option by mentioning the booking number directly with Finnlines
    by 05.01.2024: Finnlines Mail Adress
  • Alternatively, you can also drive to the harbor parking lot, but there
    will be costs incurred, and then you must be shuttled on board/off
    board as a foot passenger.

In Helsinki: All cars remain on the ship in Helsinki. We will ALL be brought to the city center by a bus and also back to the harbor area.

  • The most important thing: Feel free to wear what you feel most comfortable in!
  • We are a business event, but the smart suit is not mandatory. Feel free to come in business casual or hoodie and sneakers – whatever you like.
  • Please take a look at the video from our first trip; then you already have a small picture of the outfits that the participants chose in 2023: YOUTUBE VIDEO 
  • Temperature on board: approx. 20°C
  • Temperature in Helsinki: approx. – 8°C (feels colder ;))
  • Regarding the theme parties: You are very welcome to live out the theme, but this is not compulsory.

If you feel weak shortly before departure, have a cough or a runny nose: Please do a Corona self-test in any case… if positive – please do not participate! Even if the test is negative, but you just don’t feel fit, please recover at home. Your health and the health of all of us is the most important thing!

  • We stand for a tolerant and safe event.
  • We do not tolerate physical and psychological transgressions.
  • If there is a problem on board or in Helsinki, you can contact anyone from the Entrepreneur Ship Team.
  • Don’t worry! We are prepared for everything!
  • We have a doctor and an emergency kit on board.
  • Also, a lot of tablets against seasickness.
  • On board, you can pay by credit card, cash, or debit card. The following cards are accepted: Eurocard, Maestro, Mastercard, Debit Mastercard, V Pay, Visa, Visa Debit, and Visa Electron. A prerequisite for paying with a card is a connection to the satellite. Therefore, it is recommended to always carry cash.
  • It is not possible to exchange money on board.
  • There is no possibility to withdraw cash.

The sauna and the fitness studio are free of charge and open to all passengers. The sauna is separated by sex.

You don’t need to bring anything. Feel comfortable like in a hotel.

  • Yeah, finally some time for digital detox!
  • Or – if you really need to check a few emails urgently, you can book the appropriate package in advance via the passenger service by stating the booking number Finnlines eMail Adress.
  • Here you can find detailed information about the packages:
    Finnlines External Link
  • If you decide to do this on board at the last minute, you can also book it at reception (but this will cost 6 € more per route than if you book it in advance by email).

Do not schedule any important meetings/decisions for the Monday
after ;-))

Die Fährreise, bei der sich alles um das eine Thema dreht: Wie kannst Du mit Deinem Projekt, Deiner Idee oder Deinem Unternehmen durchstarten!?

Wir stechen mit über 200 Entrepreneuren, Experten und Gründungsinteressierten in See – Erlebe die neue Plattform für Deine Ideen. Werde Teil der Community an Bord, teile Dein Wissen mit Gleichgesinnten und nimm neue Impulse sowie konkrete Hacks mit, um deine Ideen Wirklichkeit werden zu lassen. Finde die richtigen Menschen zur richtigen Zeit für Deine konkreten Challenges, als Mitgründer, für die Realisierung, als Sparrings Partner oder als Mentor.

Wesentliche Programmpunkte

Donnerstag | 1. Reisetag

Freitag | 2. Reisetag

Samstag | 3. Reisetag

Sonntag | 4. Reisetag

Vollverpflegung mit Brunch und Abendessen. Außerhalb der Essenszeiten müssen Getränke und Snacks selbst bezahlt werden.

Sessions an Bord

Alle Pitches, Talks, Workshops und Partys finden auf dem Hauptdeck 11 statt.

Die Pitches beginnen mit 6 Minuten Input, anschließend folgen ca. 6 Minuten offene Diskussion.

Die Impulse-Talks beginnen mit ca. 20 Minuten Input, anschließend folgen ca. 30 Minuten offene Diskussion.

Folgende Themen & Impulse haben wir aktuell eingeplant:

Product Storytelling

Traffic & Online Marketing Hacks

Podcast Marketing

Community Building

Performance Marketing

Brand Building

B2B complex sales and pricing hacks

Clever verhandeln

Mitarbeiter:innen und Freelancer:innen finden und motivieren

Mental & physical health approaches

Corporate Founders & Intrapreneurship Hacks

Gründen aus einer festen Anstellung