Week 2 of Startup Sauna from Martins Vaivars, co-founder of Toneboard

Hard to believe that it has already been two weeks since Toneboard (Vladimirs and myself) arrived at Helsinki to take part in Startup Sauna accelerator program as part of the… read more »


700 applications, a mere 2% acceptance rate – meet our spring ‘16 batch

At Startup Sauna, we travel the extra mile, get out on the field and do the legwork to find those exceptional, brilliant startups. -Panu Paljakka, CEO of Startup Sauna Traveling… read more »


What you need to know about Silicon Valley – 5 things you can learn in California as a startup founder

The best way to wrap up the past year, is to pack the plane with top notch Sauna teams from our most recent batches and head under the California sun.… read more »


Startup Sauna teams up with Superhero Capital – €100k up for grabs for a startup in our next batch

”Come as you are; the underdog, the John Doe, the diamond in the rough – as long as you have the will to change the world and skill to find… read more »


Apply to our spring ’16 local events tour!

Hey folks! We are back in business. And by business, we mean we’ve worked day and night putting together the biggest local events tour we’ve made in Sauna’s living memory.… read more »

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There’s a new team in town – see us rockin’

Dear Fellow Startup Sauna Comrades, Coaches, Alumni & Investors, There’s no better way to start a new year than drastic reformation. On January 1st, the world’s hottest startup accelerator (it’s… read more »


Want to be a successful startup? Focus on internal communication, now!

This is a guest post by Leeni Harmainen. “Companies are built on communication. It’s not a company without it — just a bunch of people bumping into each other.” –… read more »


Dear Santa, this is what our startup wants for Christmas

With the holiday season just around the corner, people will be flooding shopping malls and supermarkets to buy gifts for family and friends. What they often forget is to buy gifts… read more »


Our fall 2015 local event statistics

To gather our current batch of 14 teams, we toured 14 cities and read 530 applications. Below you’ll find an infographic depicting statistics from our fall 2015 local events tour!… read more »


Why every startup needs to care about branding

Everyone is familiar with the word “brand” but what does it actually mean? And why should a startup care about its brand? Startup Sauna CMO Kasper was lucky enough to… read more »

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