Fake news: Startup Sauna is dead

You might have seen the shocking headlines that Startup Sauna is dead. This is not true. The clickbaits got it wrong. The Startup Sauna accelerator has been shut down after 8 action-packed years, but the Startup Sauna space will continue its existence just as before.

Startup Sauna is the home base for a handful of entities and projects working on different aspects related to entrepreneurship and startups. These all have something in common: they are student-led and have originally started out as Aalto Entrepreneurship Society’s projects.

Here’s short introduction of the community you can find working from Startup Sauna space:

Aaltoes, Aalto Entrepreneurship Society, exists to build the next generation of entrepreneurs. Aaltoes organizes a variety of events and programs targeted for university students and early-stage founders: accelerators, hackathons, inspirational events and meetups.

The organization is run entirely by students: active members consist of a full-time board, selected for a calendar year, and team members, volunteers fascinated about entrepreneurship. To get more info about Aaltoes check out their website, Facebook and Twitter.

Startuplifers is a network of startups and young doers that helps you to find the coolest jobs in foreign countries. We send ambitious students to fast-growing startups in Silicon Valley and Singapore to experience the world’s hottest startup ecosystems. We offer jobs in the fields of technology, design, marketing, and sales.

Read more and apply at www.startuplifers.org.

Junction is a community of developers, designers and entrepreneurs from around the world, led by a team of volunteers. The Junction main event, Europe’s biggest hackathon, is organized annually in Finland during the wintery month of November.

The one thing about Junction that we love to mention is, that we are not your standard cafeteria hackathons. Junction is an experience, a unique environment to create & learn and a global community on a mission to empower people to create with technology.

Applications for Junction 2018 are open now! Experience a hackathon like no other and apply at 2018.hackjunction.com.


Kiuas is an entity inside Aaltoes that helps early-stage startups go from an idea to first revenue. Our renowned summer program Kiuas Accelerator (previously known as Summer of Startups) is a 10-week sprint to reach a goal, whether that’s getting users or raising money. Recently launched pre-accelerator Kiuas Start takes your startup from zero to one in three weeks, and is tailor-made for students who want to turn their garage project into a company and become entrepreneurs by doing what they love. Read more and apply now at www.kiuas.com/start.

During the year Kiuas also organizes several other events to support entrepreneurs and startups such as: Nordic Roadshow which is a series of fundraising events taking place in different Nordic cities and Kiuas Bootcamp, an idea validation weekend tailored for teams that want to take their business idea forward.

Kiuas has a small but dedicated team with the mission to make Finland the country with the highest amount of self-sustaining startups per capita in the world. This means creating a place where students and entrepreneurial-minded people can experiment, learn and become startup founders. Read more about Kiuas here or pay a visit to Startup Sauna!

Dash 2018, Europe’s biggest design hackathon, brings together 400 participants from different fields of design, business and technology to team up and solve real-life design problems for some of the most interesting companies in Finland. The intention is to spark ambition among aspiring visionaries and, more importantly, to provide an opportunity to learn and expand one’s ways of creative thinking, problem-solving and collaborating.

This event is for everyone interested in design thinking. We truly mean everyone – it doesn’t matter whether you are a student or in working life, whether you feel passionate about design, developing or startups, or whether you just find this event interesting and want to see how far your wings can take you. 

The application closes on Sunday 16.9 so this is the last week to apply! Check out the challenges and apply at www.dash.design!

HEL Tech
HEL Tech is a meetup organized on a monthly basis that has covered different topics from Machine Learning and Gaming all the way to Space. The events take place on the first Monday of every month, with a “same time same place” concept.

To the audience HEL Tech is highlighting the latest tech built in Finland (and abroad) by lowering the barrier to join the startup and tech scene. For the companies HEL Tech is a platform to test new ideas and products, meet interesting people and recruit new talent. Some companies have also launched in HEL Tech. The attendees and companies get to meet f-to-f and this has been the aim from the very beginning.

Check out the next meetup HEL tech // Blockchain here.

FallUp is the biggest of its kind in Europe. Entrepreneurship event made for students by students. Except it’s not just an event. It’s an experience. Why? Because of the venue that will be filled with possibilities. Because of the unique startups demoing their innovations. Because of 2000 people attending the event. Be one of them.

While you are aiming at your ambition, whether it be launching a startup or landing your dream job, FallUp is there to help you. Workshops, demo booths, stage shows, meeting area and afterparty for you to explore.

FallUp. 2.10.2018. Messukeskus.

If you’d like to hear more about Startup Sauna or have a guided visit feel free to contact our Director of the Community Sini.