Observers have probably noticed that Startup Sauna, the Helsinki-based accelerator, has been spitting out higher and higher quality startups with each batch. And judging by the noise level they’ve produced, they’re becoming a European accelerator to be reckoned with.
StartupSauna is now kicking off its Fall 2012 batch and their application process has opened. As they have in the past, the Sauna crew will be touring around the greater region, partnering up with local startup initiatives and hosting one day “Warmup” events with the goal of meeting teams and providing as much as value to the startups from the region and give a snapshot of what Startup Sauna coaching is all about.
The accelerator is accepting around 15 teams in total, and after six weeks the program will end with an Investor Breakfast and a Demo Day. Additionally, a few teams will also be taken on a Silicon Valley trip to put them in front of investors, competitors, and media.
Below is where and when you can meet up with them. Applications can also be submitted online, but it’s good to meet them face to face if they’re coming to town.
Riga Warmup – 14.9.2012
Helsinki Warmup – 18.9.2012
Tampere Warmup – 20.9.2012
Warsaw Warmup – 22.9.2012
Moscow Warmup – 25.9.2012
St.Petersburg Warmup – 27.9.2012
Budapest Warmup – 1.10.2012
(Oslo still pending)
To get an idea of what Startup Sauna coaching is about, they’ve just released this video. More of their mini-documentaries can be found on their About page.
More info about Fall 2012 can be found on their blog.