Startup Sauna Safari sets off to Tanzania and Ethiopia

Can you feel the heat? Startup Sauna, the leading startup accelerator in Northern Europe, is returning to East Africa! This time we will be co-hosting a series of two day local events in Dar es Salaam 17th-18th March and Addis Ababa 21st-22nd March 2016 together with local hub partners Buni, Kinu and iceaddis

Are you a startup operating in East Africa?

Enter your startup into the Sauna Safari pitching competition now! Once selected, you'll get feedback and advice from highly experienced Finnish and regional coaches with serial entrepreneur and angel investor backgrounds. The winners will also be short-listed for a place in Startup Sauna's prestigious accelerator program taking place in Finland in May 2016 and help to join Slush 2016.

Are you interested in the East African innovation scene?

The exciting programme will include inspirational keynotes and knowledge sharing sessions, panel discussions and mini-bootcamps. The events are free and open for everyone registered. The detailed programme will be announced soon. Stay tuned for more information!


Dar es Salaam 17th & 18th March:


Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology
Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road, Kijitonyama
COSTECH (Sayansi-building)
Ground Floor

Addis Ababa 21st & 22nd March:


Hisham Complex 7th floor.
Addis Ababa


Maryam Mgonjah (Tanzania)
+255 (0) 71 449 1591

Florian Manderscheid (Ethiopia)
+251 (0) 11 553 4776

Tiina Juvonen (Finland / East Africa)
+358 (0) 40 825 0645 (FI) or +255 (0) 74 483 1765 (TZ)

Richard von Kaufmann (Finland)
+358 (0) 45 11 222 73