The Finn accelerator program, Startup Sauna starts its tour again to pick up the best startups of the CEE and Baltic region. Budapest will be the first station on 23 February that gave the winner to the last accelerator program in Helsinki. Local events have proven to be invaluable experience for the participants as besides the investors’ feedback and coaching those have been excellent opportunity to develop connections with Finnish experts, other local businesses and investors.

Last year, the Hungarian online advertising fraud filter company finished first on Startup Sauna in Budapest, thus gaining the opportunity to participate in the Startup Sauna five-week accelerator in Helsinki. But that wasn’t all: it also took home the winners award of Startup Sauna, a trip to Silicon Valley, and whatsmore, the team triumphed Slush 100, the biggest startup conference of the Nordics with around 14000 attendees, and left with a 500,000€ investment prize!

“They take you apart and they put you back in a better way – it’s mindblowing!” – So enthusiastic is Gergo Varga, Co-Founder and Product Manager of, about the Startup Sauna experience.

The scheme program for all local events look like this: the applicants will pitch in front of investor coaches coming from Helsinki and given country. In the afternoon, the selected teams will receive coaching in a 1 on 1. The winners will get the chance to be part of the Startup Sauna Spring ’15 – a one month accelerator programme.

To receive coaching and advice from the experienced, international investor jury, and possibly follow the steps of apply now for your local Startup Sauna event. Want to find out when Startup Sauna is coming to your city? Follow this link.

Details about the Budapest event. (If your not from Hungary and you don’t have selection-coach event in your area feel free also to join the Budapest event.) Participation is free, application is quick and easy.

Deadline for application: 18 February (midnight)

Event: 23 February, 09:00-16:30, Demola Budapest


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