Oulu, Finland

February 13, 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 spring 2017 acceleration program held May 2nd – June 16th in Helsinki, Finland.

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Details & Schedule

  • Deadline:
    February 8, 2017
  • Contact person:
    Anne.Sorvari@oulu.fi
  • Selected startups will be notified at least four days prior to the event.

  • Schedule:

    11:30 – Doors open

    12:00 – Introduction

    12:30 – Startups pitch (3min/team)

    14:30 – Lunch break

    15:30 – 1on1 coaching (selected startups)

    15:30 – Talks/roundtables (rest of startups)

    18:00 – Wrap-up

Coaches

Mike Bradshaw
Industry Expert

Mike Bradshaw (@ ymb) is an evangelist for Solu (http://solu.co). Mike can often be found coaching early stage start-ups and entrepreneurs in the fundamentals of pitching. The one true way to annoy Mike, is to read "bullet point" slides during a pitch (as bullet point slides are a crime against Humanity). In his free time Mike is; a Coach at StartupSauna, a co-driver with the Travelling Salesman project, curator of the Helsinki StartupDigest, enthusiastic visitor of sauna, beer drinker and the holder of a British passport.

Osma Ahvenlampi
Entrepreneur

Osma has been hacking stuff since the age of 11, for the past 17 years professionally, spanning code, organizations, business, a little bit of devices and recently again more code. He started with dot-coms at Razorfish, worked on financial systems with Quartal, and spent almost 9 years on games and social entertainment as CTO of Sulake. Since 2012, he’s matched business goals with data-driven solutions as founder and CEO of Metrify.io. He believes that success is built from combining a forward-looking vision with iterative working methods and data-hungry, self-directing teams.

Juha Ruohonen
Venture Capital

The Drill Sergeant

This tough cookie’s got experience from both sides of the table, with vast expertise ranging from software to electronics and optics as well as health tech. He’s been fiercely learning the tricks of the trade as a VC, and pushed businesses into global markets as a CEO of venture-funded companies.

You might want to take the former Head Coach of Startup Sauna seriously, because this hardy chief makes business rookies go through blood, sweat and tears in order to learn what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.

Toni Perämäki
Entrepreneur, Evangelist
Visa Viren
Venture Captial
Juho Risku
Investor

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