Apply for Startup Sauna spring ’15 batch, now!


A great network of serial entrepreneurs and investors to give you solid feedback and advice, a group of talented peers building their own companies, and coaching to push your startup to find the laser focus it needs to succeed, this is what the Startup Sauna accelerator program is about. And you can experience it all during just one day.

Startup Sauna is going on (and off) the road with our spring 2015 tour of events in 18 cities around Nordics, Baltics, Eastern Europe and Russia. We’re flying Startup Sauna coaches, serial entrepreneurs, and investors to each local event to give you rock-solid feedback and advice. Oh, and the events are free.

This spring we’re exploring new places such as Kiev and Prishtina but we’re also visiting our old friends inSt. PetersburgMinsk and Zagreb, just to name a few. To get a grasp of the caliber of people we’re traveling with, we’re revealing that our head coaches Riku Asikainen and Artturi Tarjanne are joining in on over half of the local events. Both are serial entrepreneurs and investors with decades of experience in building and helping companies.

Our latest batch was the most international batch we’ve ever had. We coached companies from 13 different countries, some hailing from countries like Kenya, Lebanon and South Korea. These companies started making their mark immediately after leaving Startup Sauna, with taking home a 500.000 euro investment after winning the Slush 100 pitching competition. Now they’re busy raising investments and taking in customers.

Would you like to be one of them?

The application period for the Startup Sauna spring 2015 acceleration program is now open and it ends on March 31st. We’re looking for the 15 most promising teams in the world to join our spring batch of startups, with the program taking place in Helsinki during May.

Startups in Nordics, Baltics, Eastern Europe and Russia can apply to the program by attending one of our 18 local events held throughout the region. Globally, startups can apply to the program by filling out our open application.

By the way, Startup Sauna takes no equity and the program is free.