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ICE Community

Innovate, Collaborate, and Drive Positive Change in the Arctic.

ICE Community gives entrepreneurs access to the Arctic test arena. The harshest environment creates the toughest solutions. 100% free, online and onsite.

What we offer?

  • Vision 2025 to become the leading arctic entreprenurial community

  • Unique network of Arctic entrepreneurs

  • Expert guidance and resources for Arctic business challenges

  • Platform to showcase innovative solutions globally online and onsite

  • Opportunities for cross-sector collaboration

  • Sense of community and purpose in driving positive change in the Arctic


Join ICE Community: Unleash Your Potential, Innovate with Purpose, and Collaborate with a Global Network to Drive Positive Change in the Arctic.

Our action-oriented Discord community gives you access to the best of the entrepreneurial Arctic wherever you are.


Join the online platform and get access to talent, networks and resources

  • Why should I be interested in the Arctic?
    As an entrepreneur, you should be interested in the Arctic because it offers unique opportunities for building and scaling your business. The Arctic region is rich in natural resources, has a growing market potential, and provides access to international markets. In addition, the Arctic is home to a diverse range of businesses and industries, including energy, mining, tourism, and transportation, which offer numerous opportunities for collaboration and innovation.
  • What does ICE Community cost for a startup founder?
    As an online member of the ICE Community, there is no cost to join. You can access our online resources, network with other members, and stay up-to-date on events and opportunities in East Finnmark. While some events and workations may require a ticket purchase, we always strive to keep costs affordable and accessible to startups and entrepreneurs. Additionally, as an ICE Community member, you will have the opportunity to apply for our onsite ICE Startup camp, which provides a focused and intensive program for startups looking to accelerate their growth. While there may be costs associated with attending the camp, we work to keep them reasonable and offer financial support to qualified applicants.
  • Will I have to move to the Arctic?
    No, you do not have to move to the Arctic to be a part of the ICE Community. While we do offer opportunities for onsite events and adventures in East Finnmark, our online platform provides access to a wide range of resources and networking opportunities that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Whether based in the Arctic region or on the other side of the world, you can still benefit from being a part of our community of entrepreneurs. Of course, if you're interested in exploring the opportunities offered by the Arctic region, we encourage you to consider participating in our onsite events and adventures. These experiences can provide valuable insights into the local culture, business environment, and natural resources of the Arctic region, which can help you identify new business opportunities and gain a competitive edge in your industry. But participation in these events is entirely voluntary, and you can still be a part of the ICE Community without ever leaving your home or office.
  • How can I join ICE Community?
    Joining ICE Community is easy! Simply click here and fill out the registration form. As a member, you'll have access to our online community, where you can connect with other entrepreneurs, participate in discussions, access resources, and stay up to date on upcoming events. Membership is free, so don't hesitate to join and explore all that ICE Community offers!
  • What are ICE Community Events?
    Community Events are gatherings organized by the ICE Community to foster collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and networking among members. These events provide entrepreneurs, students, and established businesses opportunities to connect and learn from each other. The ICE Innovation Festival is an annual event that brings together startups, investors, and industry experts to showcase innovative ideas and products. The festival includes keynote speakers, panel discussions, and workshops focused on topics such as technology, sustainability, and entrepreneurship. ICE Talks are regular events where entrepreneurs and industry experts share their experiences and insights on a variety of topics relevant to startups and the business community. ICE Workations are opportunities for members to work remotely from a scenic location in East Finnmark while connecting with other entrepreneurs and taking advantage of local resources and activities.
  • Can I become a ICE Community Mentor?
    Yes, if you have experience and expertise in entrepreneurship, business development, marketing, technology, networking, or finance, and you are passionate about helping other entrepreneurs succeed, you can apply to become a mentor in ICE Community. As a mentor, you'll have the opportunity to share your knowledge and insights with other community members, provide guidance and support, and help them achieve their business goals. To apply, please fill out the mentorship application form here, and our team will get in touch with you to discuss your application.
  • What is ICE Community?
    ICE Community is an online platform and onsite co-working space for entrepreneurs. Located in the beautiful Arctic town of Kirkenes in Northern Norway, it offers its members to opportunity to build and scale their business while exploring and living in sync with the majestic Arctic nature and Northern lights.
  • Can I contact investors through ICE Community?
    Yes, as a member of the ICE Community, you will have access to a network of investors and funding opportunities. Through our online platform, you can connect with investors, pitch your ideas, and get feedback on your business plans. We also offer courses and workshops to help you identify funding opportunities and develop effective strategies for securing investment. However, it's important to note that the ICE Community is not a crowdfunding platform or investment advisory service. While we can provide resources and support to help you connect with investors, ultimately the decision to invest in your business will be up to individual investors or venture capital firms. That being said, we believe that being a part of our community can help you to build the connections and skills necessary to attract the funding you need to take your business to the next level.
  • Who can join ICE Community?
    The ICE Community is open to a wide range of individuals and organizations, including: Startups: If you have a business idea and are looking for resources, mentorship, and funding opportunities, the ICE Community can help you get started. Established businesses: If you're already running a business in East Finnmark or are interested in expanding your operations to the region, the ICE Community can help you connect with local resources and potential partners. Students and researchers: If you're studying or conducting research in a field related to entrepreneurship or business development, the ICE Community can provide opportunities for collaboration and real-world experience. Investors and mentors: If you're an experienced investor or entrepreneur interested in supporting the growth of startups and small businesses, the ICE Community can connect you with promising new ventures and provide opportunities to share your knowledge and expertise.
  • When are there events in ICE Community?
    The ICE Community hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including workshops, panel discussions, networking events, and more. To stay informed about upcoming events, members can access an up-to-date calendar in the online community. This calendar provides all the relevant information on upcoming events, so you won't miss any of our amazing opportunities to connect and grow your business.
  • Do you offer partnership opportunities?
    Yes, we are always open to partnership opportunities with organizations and individuals who share our vision of fostering entrepreneurship and economic growth in the Arctic region. If you are interested in partnering with us, please reach out to, and we will be happy to discuss potential collaboration opportunities.
  • I’m not from the Arctic, can I still join?
    Yes, as an international entrepreneur, you can absolutely join the ICE Community. Our online platform provides access to a wealth of resources, including courses, mentorship programs, and networking opportunities. By joining our community, you'll be able to connect with other entrepreneurs, explore the unique opportunities offered by the Arctic region, and get ahead of the competition by being first in line for our onsite offers of events, courses, and adventures. Although the ICE Community is based in East Finnmark, we welcome entrepreneurs from around the world to join our community and take advantage of the opportunities that the Arctic region has to offer. So whether you're based in Finland, the United States, or anywhere else in the world, we invite you to join us and be a part of our dynamic community of entrepreneurs.
  • Didn't answer your question?
    To get in touch with us or if you have any further questions, use the contact form HERE to send us a message. You can also email us at, and we will try to respond to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your interest in ICE Community!


Our community hub is located at Nothing Hill the leading student and innovation campus in Kirkenes, Norway.


Experience the entrepreneurial Arctic on-site in Kirkenes, Norway

Together with the leading Arctic entrepreneurs we are creating content that helps you grow in the Arctic and beyond.

  • Exclusive access to a thriving community of Arctic entrepreneurs: ICE community provides a unique opportunity to connect and collaborate with like-minded individuals who are passionate about Arctic entrepreneurship.

  • Access to valuable resources and tools: As a member of ICE community, you'll have access to a wealth of resources and tools designed to help you grow your business, including mentorship, funding opportunities, and educational materials.


  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments: The ICE community is dedicated to staying ahead of the curve when it comes to Arctic entrepreneurship. By joining the community, you'll have access to the latest news, research, and insights on this rapidly evolving field.


  • Opportunities for networking and business development: ICE community regularly hosts events, workshops, and conferences that provide members with opportunities to network with other entrepreneurs, pitch their ideas to potential investors, and forge new business relationships.


  • Join a community that is making a positive impact: By becoming a member of ICE community, you'll be joining a group of entrepreneurs who are not only committed to building successful businesses, but also to making a positive impact on the environment and the communities in which they operate.


Access the curated content that scales You and your business

Connecting Arctic Entrepreneurs with Industry Leaders. Leverage the innovation and talent from the Arctic allowing you to solve problems within your industry.


Breaking the ice: Connecting Arctic innovators with industry leaders

The Sør-Varanger Development Company is the owner and trademark holder of the ICE brand. In collaboration with the Norwegian Barents Secretariat, the company organizes the ICE High North Dialogue and ICE Creative Youth events. Additionally, Sør-Varanger Development Company has a diverse range of entrepreneurship projects through its ICE Kirkenes brand, including ICE Talks, ICE Workation, ICE Innovation Festival, and ICE Community.


ICE Talks is a series of talks featuring inspiring speakers from various fields who share their knowledge and experiences with the community. ICE Workation is a program that offers entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to work in Kirkenes and enjoy the stunning Arctic nature at the same time. ICE Innovation Festival is a premier event for startups and entrepreneurs, investors, and the business community in the Arctic. Finally, ICE Community is a platform for entrepreneurs to connect, network, and collaborate with each other.


Through these initiatives, Sør-Varanger Utvikling aims to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the region, while also showcasing the unique opportunities that the Arctic has to offer. The ICE brand has become a symbol of this mission and a valuable resource for the development of the region's economy and society.


Learn more about previous ICE events:


We are hosting a wide array of events in and from the Arctic

Partner with us:

Joining ICE Community as a partner organization can be a game-changer for your company. By becoming a member, you'll have the opportunity to showcase your brand to a network of innovative Arctic entrepreneurs, investors, and experts who are committed to building a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region. Your organization will be recognized as a leader in Arctic entrepreneurship and will have the chance to collaborate on exciting new projects that can help drive economic growth and innovation.

Moreover, being a partner in ICE Community will provide your brand with increased visibility and recognition among potential customers and stakeholders in the region. Don't miss out on the opportunity to join this dynamic community and position your brand at the forefront of Arctic entrepreneurship. Apply now!

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