Featured By James Ndiga / April 16, 2014
Startup Sauna comes to Nairobi
Startup Sauna, the leading startup accelerator in Northern Europe, and the renowned Kenyan tech innovation centre iHub Nairobi, are co-hosting two days of startup coaching and tech hub / university networking on 8th and 9th May 2014.
Startup Sauna is a volunteer-driven program that operates mainly in Northern and Eastern Europe and Russia; however, it also works to build up connections and relationships all over the world.
After having conducted Startup Sauna Local Event Days in Europe, America and Asia, this is the first time a delegation of coaches – including Peter Vesterbacka of Angry Birds fame – is visiting Africa.
Startups all over the world share similar challenges and concerns, but local realities also provide unique opportunities to leapfrog conventional thinking and solve global challenges. Innovation comes from the fusion of ideas and the event will encourage the mixing of Nordic and African outlooks.
Startup Sauna is looking for startups that have;
1. Potential to scale globally
2. A talented team
3. At least a working demo / prototype
Kindly register here: http://www.saunasafari.com/register/
During the event there will be a special stream to highlight the importance of social impact entrepreneurship and agri startups.
The reward for taking part is primarily the feedback and advice from the highly experienced Finnish and Kenyan coaches; however, the winning startup representatives will also be invited to join the coaches on a safari drive and picnic lunch in the Nairobi National Park on Saturday 10 May.
Startup Sauna will stay in contact with the winning team over the next six months and, if deemed ready, they may be invited to attend the Startup Sauna autumn program in Finland.
So we warmly invite you to enter your startup into the Sauna Safari pitching competition.
To register kindly visit: http://www.saunasafari.com/register/
If you would like to attend the event kindly rsvp here
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Patrick Githinji at 09:48:10AM Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Could you inform us on what time it starts and ends for the two days. Thank you.Reply
James Ndiga at 09:56:24AM Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Thanks for reaching out. On Thursday it starts at 8:30AM ends 4:30PM and Friday starts at 8:30AM and ends at 4:30PM with an after party till 7PM.
Venue for the after party will be announced on Friday.Reply
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