On the 6th of March Startup Sauna Local Event has visited Budapest to meet promising startups.

Startup Sauna Local Events are one-day coaching events taking place two months prior to the accelerator program in 20+ cities within Nordics, Eastern Europe and Russia.

The pitching teams came from quite various sectors like gaming, HR, legal or F&B.

The pitching startups were:

Finch – aims the solve the problem of full-service restaurants, who are struggling to differentiate against the larger food chains and attract customers during off-peak hours with a chat-bot mechanism.

Recruitix – is a cloud based platform revolutionizing recruitment using data analytics integrated with gamification

Roxxare – a web application that connects gamers and coaches instantly and automatically

Atmo –  is a digital board game console in which natural physical interactions (with dice, cards, figures) are used but augmented with animations and light.

HukukDeposu – is providing prewritten contracts, which prepared by experts. In addition users can edit them and utilize legal oppurtunities.

Indeeno – is an online, one-on-one tutoring platform, which is made for the internet generation. We connect students in the western world with tutors in Central Europe, who are themselves university students.

LightMeApp – is a mobile app that uses the most advanced mobile, digital technologies to combine all the practical and entertaining features that mass event organizers, advertisers need and event visitors

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The afternoon program was the 1on1 coaching sessions with handpicked serial entrepreneurs, investors and other professionals from Finland and Hungary. This is the most valuable part for the startups as they have 20 minutes with each coaches to question. The coaches were – Eva Rez (DayOne Capital), Gabor Lehoczki (Hiventures), Zsombor Imre (Invendor), Mike Bradshow and Pentti Karjalainen – being experts in areas like go-to-market strategy, fundraising, validation or teambuilding.



After the coaching sessions, the Finnish and the local coaches have chosen three startups Atmo, Roxxare and LightMeApp (Congrats guys!) who got the opportunity to be selected to the Startup Sauna accelerator and Slush. Now they are eagerly waiting for the end of the local events and the announcement of the finalists!

Thanks again for Mosaik being our host for the 2nd time!




More about Startup Sauna:

Startup Sauna is an intensive 7-week accelerator program arranged twice a year in its own co-working space in Helsinki, Finland. It focuses heavily on business development: from pitching to putting together an investor deck and from finding a scalable business model to understanding the target market and customers’ needs. Hands-on help in areas such as legal, marketing, branding and PR is also available.

Startup Sauna is non-profit; they take no equity and the events and the program are free.

The best teams of each batch are brought to Berlin & London after the accelerator program to get understanding of the market, i.e. to meet investors, customers and partners. In addition, once a year selected, A-round ready alumni are taken to Silicon Valley on a similar trip.

Once accepted to Startup Sauna, a company also gets access to Slush, the leading startup and investor conference in Europe. In 2015, Slush attracted more than 15.000 attendees, 1.700 startups, 800 VC investors and 630 media representatives from 100 countries. http://www.slush.org/
Startup Sauna has 186 alumni companies who have raised in total over $100M in external funding.

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