Startup Sauna fall ’15 application open, apply now!

Back in the game!

This fall, we’re touring 16 cities in search for the most promising teams mainly from the Nordics, the Baltics, Eastern Europe and Russia to join our intensive 5-week accelerator program held in Helsinki, Finland ending with a big bang on Demo Day at Slush.

We’re loading the plane with Startup Sauna coaches, who are serial entrepreneurs and investors, to help the local startup ecosystems and deliver honest (& brutal) feedback for startups alongside local experts. In each city, we’re holding a free, one-day local event where startups get to pitch and the best get a chance at being shortlisted for Startup Sauna, i.e. making it through to the next round woohooo!


August 19th – Reykjavik, IcelandAugust 25th – St. Petersburg, RussiaAugust 26th – Oslo, NorwayAugust 28th – Riga, LatviaSeptember 2nd – Moscow, RussiaSeptember 3rd – Tallinn, EstoniaSeptember 4th – Kazan RussiaSeptember 4th – Kiev, UkraineSeptember 5th – Krakow, PolandSeptember 7th – Tampere FinlandSeptember 9th – Ljubljana, SloveniaSeptember 10th – Gdansk, PolandSeptember 11th – Budapest, HungarySeptember 14th – Vilnius, LithuaniaSeptember 15th – Helsinki, FinlandSeptember 17th – Tirana, Albania

How to get into the program?

Local event application – closes 5 days prior to each eventOpen application – deadline September 15th

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 our open application. By the way, we take no equity and our program is free.

Last year, from our fall ‘14 batch won the Slush 100 pitching competition. Who’s it gonna be from Startup Sauna this year? See you on tour!