How to apply

There are two ways to apply for Startup Sauna.

1. Local Events

Local events are 1-day coaching events held twice a year in 20 cities two months prior to the program. The events are organized together with local accelerators, co-working spaces, VCs and/ or universities.

First startups get to pitch in the morning and then in the afternoon selected teams are chosen for 1on1 coaching. The rest have roundtable sessions with investors and serial entrepreneurs.



By attending a local event, startups get

  1. Honest feedback on their business potential and pitch
  2. Coaching from serial entrepreneurs, investors and other professionals
  3. A great network of startups and global connections
  4. An opportunity to be selected to the Startup Sauna accelerator and Slush
  5. An opportunity to access the Startup Sauna trip to Silicon Valley or London
  6. Chance to win a ticket to Slush

2. Open Application

If you can’t make it to a local event or there isn’t one near you, you can fill out an open application.

Application for Fall’17 batch is now closed. We will open our application period at the end of the year.

SparkUp , Tykistökatu 4 b 20520 Turku

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Kulttuuritehdas kehräämö

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Design Centre MUOVA, Wolffintie 36 F 11, 65320 Vaasa

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Microkatu 1, 70210 Kuopio

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Joensuu Science Park Ltd., Länsikatu 15, 80110 Joensuu, Finland

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Jyväskylä Yritystehdas, Sepänkatu 4

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Kenkävero, Pursialankatu 6, Mikkeli, Finland

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Chasopys Creative Space, Lva Tolstoho St 3, Kiev, Kyiv city, Ukraine

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Patteristonkatu 3 d, Mikkeli, Finland

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co/Malski, Päijänteenkatu 9-11, Lahti, Finland

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Crazy Town, Viipurintie 4, 13200 Hämeenlinna, Finland

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Imaguru Startup HUB, 4 Fabritsiusa street, Minsk

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Tampere Startup Hub, Pinninkatu 47, 33870 Tampere, Finland

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Teknobulevardi 3-15, 01530 Vantaa, Finland

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Kirpichnaya Street 33, Krasnodar Krai, Russia

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Vilnius Tech Park, Antakalnio g. 17, Vilnius 10312, Lithuania

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Olivia Business Centre, Grunwaldzka 472A 80-309 Gdańsk

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Jung-gu, Korea, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Seoul, South Korea

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Maria 01, Lapinlahdenkatu 16, 00180 Helsinki, Finland

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Marina Bay Sands 10 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018956

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