We are back in business. And by business, we mean we’ve worked day and night putting together the biggest local events tour we’ve made in Sauna’s living memory.
From February to March, we will tour altogether 21 cities covering the Nordics, Russia and Eastern Europe (we threw in few surprises to spice things up). In each city, Sauna will hold a free, one-day coaching event where local startups get to pitch and get honest feedback from Sauna’s coaches.
Our coaches are serial entrepreneurs and investors who provide brutal and honest feedback. The stuff you don’t want to hear, but need to. In the words of one of our alumni: “They take you apart and put you back together in a better way.”
The best and most promising teams will be shortlisted for our spring 2016 program. Shortlisted teams will be drafted to our prestigious program that will help your team with business development, finding focus, go-to-market and what’s most important – connects you with investors and entrepreneurs. Our community is an ecosystem combining Aaltoes, Startup Life, Startup Sauna and Slush with the most experienced coaches and entrepreneurs from the region.
Application period now open!
Bucharest, Romania – Feb 22ndBeirut, Lebanon – Feb 25thSt. Petersburg, Russia – Feb 29thMoscow, Russia – Mar 2ndBudapest, Hungary – Mar 2ndRiga, Latvia – Mar 3rdSamara, Russia – Mar 4thTallinn, Estonia – Mar 7thOslo, Norway – Mar 8thKrakow, Poland – Mar 9thSeoul, South Korea – Mar 10thOulu, Finland – Mar 15thVilnius, Lithuania – Mar 21stMinsk, Belarus – Mar 22ndKiev, Ukraine – Mar 24thStockholm, Sweden – Mar 29thHelsinki, Finland – Mar 31st
Other cities will be announced soon!
What program?Startup Sauna program is an intensive 5-week accelerator program held in Helsinki, Finland. The program is free of charge and we take no equity.
Who are the coaches?
Our coaches are handpicked serial entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts. These guys have been around the block and seen thousands of startups.
How to get into the program?Startups from the Nordics, Baltics, Eastern Europe and Russia can apply to the program by attending one of our local events. If you can’t make it to a local event, you can also apply via open application.
Local event application – closes 5 days prior to each event
Open application – deadline March 31st
Why apply?To get honest and brutal feedback and beam your startup to the next level.
Psst. Tips ‘n tricks how to write a kick-ass application.