Budapest, Hungary

September 18, 2017

At a Startup Sauna Local Event, early stage startups will receive honest feedback and advice from coaches who are experienced serial entrepreneurs and investors. By impressing the coaches, attending startups have the opportunity to be shortlisted for the Startup Sauna fall 2017 acceleration program held Oct 16th – Dec 1st in Helsinki, Finland.


Details & Schedule

  • Deadline:
    September 11, 2017
  • Contact person:
    Maria Ackermann,
  • Selected startups will be notified at least four days prior to the event.

  • Schedule:

    16:00 – Doors open

    16:30 – General intro by Slush, Sauna, and Junction

    17:00 – Sauna introduction

    17:30 – 10 startups pitch (3 min + Q/A) 

    18:30 – Break

    18:45 – 1on1 coaching (selected startups)

    18:45 – Talks/roundtables (rest of

    20:00 – Wrap-up

    20:30 – Afterparty


Juska J. Teittinen
Industry Expert

Design is just formalized common sense. Juska has worked at global design agencies like Fjord and taught strategy and experience design at the Aalto University. Major influences include user-centered design, Toyota Production System and rhetorical theory.

Toni Perämäki
Entrepreneur, Evangelist
Sami Pienimäki

CEO & Co-founder of Jolla Ltd [URL]. Opportunistic tech entrepreneur. Seasoned in international startup fund raising and strategy development thruout the fearless journey of establishing and sailing the world's only independent mobile OS, the Sailfish OS. Loves family, skiing and cars.

Zsombor Imre

Zsombor is a management consulting professional with e-business, fintech and payments specialization. He is founder, executive or board member of a number of companies. He benefits from previous work experience gained at Citibank, KPMG and Wizz Air. Zsombor holds MSc degrees in Finance and TTC, attended the CEMS Master in International Management programme and PhD studies in Finance. He has international project experience from 15 countries, gained numerous professional awards; he is a sought-after speaker. Zsombor served as the chairman of EPCA, the European Payments Consulting Association in 2014.

Janne Waltonen
Industry Expert

I have nearly 20 years’ strong and international experience of marketing and communication both from agency and marketer side. As digital native have digital marketing, e-commerce, online branding and relationship marketing always been my expertise areas. I'm at my best when working under tight circumstances and in rapidly changing and international environments, where the daily challenges and potential for turmoil actually open new opportunities for business and professionals. My combined experience from start-ups and network agencies has given me an agile and effective expertise in management, marketing planning, creative processes and account management with measurable results.My professional goal is to maintain strong and international experience and both creative and consultancy-focused knowledge in digital and integrated marketing, brand management, and customer relationship management. I'm a strongly business-oriented professional with effective insights, a passion for business and result-oriented ambition.