Next Monday, October 12th, our 12th batch will kick off with 14 teams from 6 countries moving to the Startup Sauna co-working space for the next month. This fall 530 teams were competing for a spot in our intensive accelerator program taking place at the campus area of Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. The competition was tough and the final decision even tougher, with only 2.6% of applicants being selected to the program.
2015 has been (naturally) a record-breaking year for us, with the total amount of applications to our two programs skyrocketing over the 1000 application ghost-barrier for the first time in Startup Sauna’s history. The teams selected to the program strongly reflect current startup trends, as three companies are doing business in the Internet of Things realm, for example.
The program itself is evolving as well with emphasis on focus, customers, go-to-market and team. During this batch we’ve taken the 1on1 coaching concept even further, focusing on creating more meaningful and relevant matches between the teams and our coaches leading to the establishment of more valuable relationships.
Want to see how these teams turn out after Startup Sauna? Well, take out your calendars and reserve November 11th for a Slushy Startup Sauna Demo Day! To wet your appetite, have a look at all the accepted teams from below!
Jaakko, Panu & Kasper
The Startup Sauna team
Appfollow – Mobile app competitive analysis for App Store, Google Play & Windows StoreAraned – Create solution for anatomy-based medical education using 3D scanning and printing, and augmented realityClevApi – Image recognition service for display advertising.Ecoisme – Track energy usage of any device, get tips to reduce it and alerts about devices left turned on.Epic Foods – Slow food, fast delivery.Flawless – Tool for fast pixel-perfect project implementationInfrakit – Digital revolution of infrastructure constructionLiid – Smarter sales by CRM automation, analytics and a killer mobile application.LoadBro – The non-creaky joint between freight shipper and carrier.LoyaltyPlant – Leading mobile marketing platform for offline retail business.Shinrai – We make Bitcoin access and use easy and seamless for anyone, anytime, anywhere.Sidewalk – A network of autonomous city delivery robots, which automates the most expensive part of the delivery process (first and last mile) for delivery companies and final users. Soil Scout – The only truly wireless sensor platform for insight below groundUploadcare – IAAS, providing file handling mechanisms for web sites and apps