By Paul Chen
On Saturday September 27, 2014 Startup Sauna will make a stop in Krakow's own Colab for a coaching event. Startup Sauna is an accelerator that helps promising early-stage startups to get ready for taking the next step, be it entering their market or raising a seed round of funding. Our coaches are some of the most talented serial entrepreneurs, investors and other industry experts. 126 companies have gone through their program since 2010. These companies have raised more than USD 37 million in funding. They’ve done over 90 events like this one in Nordics, Eastern Europe and Russia, which has given them a good understanding what early-stage startups from the region needs.
Startups could be invited to join the startup Sauna accelerator program which is a one month intensive sort of a „bootcamp” for startups focusing on business development. The best teams are brought to Silicon Valley to help them understand the US market and make good connections to investors and partners. The startup from the Startup Sauna program will also have access to Slush which is one of the premier startup event in Europe. With more than 6,000 attendees, 1,200 startups, 100 VC funds, and 300 media reps, it was one of the biggest in Europe in 2013. The next edition is on November 18-19 in Helsinki, Finland. The mentors that will be here are: