Startup Sauna is organising together with Invendor an all-day coaching event for the Budapest startup scene. Startup Sauna Local Events take place two months prior to the accelerator program in 20+ cities within Nordics, Eastern Europe and Russia.
 The events are organized together with local accelerators, co-working spaces and/or universities.
 This is the fourth time they are coming to Budapest to find the best entrepreneurs.

The day will start with pre-selected 10-15 startups pitching. Based on the pitches and the overall impression, about 6 startups get to attend the afternoon 1on1 coaching sessions. Startup Sauna will bring over coaches, combine them with local coaches and provide you help through to-the-point feedback.

This is an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to go global by reaching experienced mentors, connections, funding and other invaluable resources.

Local startups attending the event will get:
  • Honest feedback on their business potential and pitch
  • Coaching from serial entrepreneurs, investors and other industry experts
  • A great network of startups and global connections through the coaches
  • Updates about future Startup Sauna activities
  • Opportunity to be selected to Startup Sauna final program
  • Opportunity to access Startup Sauna -trip to Silicon Valley
  • Possibility to receive media coverage

10:00 – Introduction
10:30 – Startups pitch (3min/team)
12:00 – Lunch break
13:00 – 1on1 coaching round
16:00 – Wrap-up
Schedule is subject to change

Apply until the 17th September here:

Startup Sauna Budapest Coaches

Juha Ruohonen

Juha Ruohonen is the former Head Coach of Startup Sauna. Better known as the Drill Sergeant, Juha made and still makes young startups go through blood, sweat and tears in order to learn what it takes to become an entrepreneur. He has numerous years of experience in the field as a CEO and as a VC so he knows exactly what it takes succeed and how to fail. He has done both. Nowadays he acts as the CEO of FAM Sports.

Oskari Lehtonen

Oskari is seed investor and accelerator at Finnish investment firm KoppiCatch Oy. Oskari has lived and worked in Silicon Valley, London, Singapore among other places. He has founded, advised, accelerated, floated, sold and acted as a chairman or a board member of various growth companies. Currently he is CEO of one edutech company called Tabletkoulu. Oskari particularly interested in media, education, commerce and analytics domains.

Jarmo Kuusivuori

Jarmo has been top-performing and experienced Board Member / CEO / General Manager / VP of Sales / Business Coach in many global IT companies during the last 25 years. He is also experienced with startups. Fast growth and internationalization are something he is very skilled at. He has worked in IT business, gaming industry as well as in car industry. He has executed several acquisitions and turn arounds. He has held over 25 board memberships globally. He has interest in helping people to grow as leaders and companies to succeed internationally.

Dániel Faragó

Dániel wishes to believe that these words describe him the most: strategic, maximizing and learning. Coming from the field of financing and m&a he worked with entrepreneurs, bootstrapped startups, idea guys, and even state owned companies. He loves big picture thinking and pick on the tiniest detaiIs, in the end the details make up the big picture. He is a ruthless evaluator, when he is working with a startup he pushes them to make the most out of themselves and that is usually out of your comfort zone. He is working on a small idea now with his company, The Learning Loop, how to create an environment to induce and boost learning (i.e. the other part of education). They are experimenting with offline and online learning and the way to combine them best.

Zsombor Imre

Zsombor is a management consulting professional with e-business and financial services specialization, e-vangelist. He is Executive Partner at eBIT e-Business Management Consultants and Head of Strategy & Investment at InVendor. He benefits from previous work experience gained at Citibank, KPMG and Wizz Air. Zsombor holds MSc degrees in Finance and TTC, attended the CEMS Master in International Management programme and PhD studies in Finance. He has international project experience from 15 countries, gained numerous professional awards; he is a sought-after public speaker. Zsombor is a board member at EPCA, the European Payments Consulting Association.

David Trayford

David is Team Project Coach at Singularity University, he is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the European Entrepreneurship Foundation, and mentors for Seedcamp and Pioneers Festival. As Managing Director of WOW Media he hosts private corporate events and training for many of the world’s largest companies. He recently founded in Budapest – Central Europe’s newest, best connected co-working space.

Other Startup Sauna Local Events in the Region

  • Riga, Latvia – Sep 18th
  • St. Petersburg, Russia – Sep 19th
  • Moscow, Russia – Sep 23rd
  • Copenhagen, Denmark – Sep 25th
  • Krakow, Poland – Sep 27th
  • Prague, Czech Republic – Sep 29th
  • Bratislava, Slovakia – Sep 30th
  • Helsinki, Finland – Oct 1st
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