Startup Sauna is something very simple and beautiful – we connect great startups with people who can truly help them forward. In September we toured around Nordics, Baltics, Russia and Eastern Europe to see and coach local entrepreneurs. We had the chance to meet some 150 aspiring early-stage companies, which provided us with accurate knowledge about how the region’s startup ecosystem is developing.
Two days ago the Startup Sauna accelerator program kicked-off for the 8th time in its history, when an outstanding group of 40 people representing 7 different countries inhabited the Sauna premises. For the next month these 16 teams will work extremely hard while being coached by some very experienced people. On November 13th, teams graduating from Sauna will be showcased in the legendary Demo Day at Slush – an evening to remember for years to come.
We are Juho & Juuso (also known as J&J), the captains, and this is the first program we run together. Juuso has experience as the Wingman in last spring’s Sauna batch whereas I was the Chief of last year’s summer accelerator Summer of Startups. We both have background in mixed engineering and business studies at Aalto University. Leading Startup Sauna is a perfect chance to merge our forces as we truly want to take the startup acceleration to the next level!
Juho & Juuso
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