Krakow, Poland

September 15, 2017

Startup Sauna local event as a part of Hack Tour with Slush and Junction. Read more here.

At a Startup Sauna Local Event, early stage startups will receive honest feedback and advice from coaches who are experienced serial entrepreneurs and investors, followed by a networking party by Slush. By impressing the coaches, attending startups have the opportunity to be shortlisted for the Startup Sauna Fall 2017 acceleration program held October 16– November 30th in Helsinki, Finland.

Our local partner is #OMGKRK and KPT!


Details & Schedule

  • Deadline:
    September 10, 2017
  • Contact person:
  • 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 – Break18:45 – 1on1 coaching (selected startups)

    18:45 – Talks/roundtables (rest of startups)

    20:00 – Wrap-up

    20:30 – Afterparty


Evgeny Kruglov

I graduated from Moscow Tech University of Telecom & Informatics in 2001 & started my career in Accenture but quite quickly changed it to Beeline, on of the three biggest mobile telcos at that time. I was in charge of partnership program. And almost three years later I joined my first startup and even moved from Moscow to Saint Petersburg.

One year later I moved back to Moscow and joined another startup in the field of mobile services where we launched mobile TV streaming in 2007, a year before first iPhone was revealed. In 2009 — now as a co-founder — I started a new venture — MobiGear — which for almost 8 years became my second home. My partner & I managed to create a very successful business but at some point I understood that I want to achieve more than that.

Luckily enough right at that moment I was invited as a co-founder to AppFollow which I devote all of my time for that last two years. Within this time we graduated from IIDF acceleration program in Moscow, then moved to Helsinki & became Startup Sauna alumni. We now help over 10’000 teams all over the world manage their apps in the appstores by optimising their business processes & resources. Our goal is to help mobile developers make great apps with ease.

Stefano Mosconi

Stefano is a tech entrepreneur with long experience in working in international big and startup companies (Nokia, Jolla). He coaches and mentors people in the early stages of their journeys and through his company Britemind helps companies to understand and exploit technology to grow their businesses. He is part of the Finnish Business Angel Network (FiBAN) and also helps VCs with startup evaluations.He is a speaker and talks about future, startups, technology and culture.

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.