Startup Sauna Warmup Moscow

September 25, 2012, 08:00 master class

On September 25, Digital October center invited global startups to take part in the Startup Sauna acceleration program.

Startup Sauna was a day packed with intense consultations with Finnish and Russian coaches — serial entrepreneurs, investors, and market professionals.

Startup Sauna was created for startups with scalable business ideas, a working prototype, and a developed team. With the help of our coaches, we help startups move to the global level, find a working business model, determine the best market opportunity, focus on the right product, and find clients, business angels, and VC.

Based on the Warmup results, the organizers selected the winners. They will be invited to spend six weeks free of charge at Aalto Venture Garage in Helsinki (from October 22 to November 28, 2012), take part in the tech entrepreneurship conference Slush by Startup Sauna and, possibly, receive an invitation to the demo trip to Silicon Valley.

Startup Sauna, founded in 2010, offers an open sourced seed acceleration to the most promising startups from Northern Europe, Baltics and Russia. The program is free, and the organizers do not take equity stakes from the companies that get selected to the program.

The goal of Startup Sauna is to give promising companies the possibility to study abroad and interact with many investors, so that, upon their return home, they can effectively promote their companies. Startup Sauna takes place twice a year. The program has already been tested by more than 500 startups in Europe and helped early tech startups raise more than $19 million. Digital October and HSE{Inc} are partners of Startup Sauna Warmups in Moscow.


Higher School of Economics (HSE) Business Incubator
Aalto Venture Garage


119072, Moscow, Bersenevskaya Naberezhnaya, 6, str.3

+7 (499) 963–31–10
+7 (985) 766–19–25