Applications open for Safari Sauna pitching competition in Dar es Salaam


Startup Sauna, the leading startup accelerator in Northern Europe, has announced it is accepting applications for its pitching competition in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city.

From the applications received, a few startups will be selected. The selected startups will receive feedback and advice from highly experienced Finnish and Tanzanian coaches with serial entrepreneur and angel investor backgrounds.

After the pitching session, the most impressive startups will emerge winners of the competition. The winners will be shortlisted for a place in Startup Sauna’s prestigious accelerator program taking place in Finland in May 2016 and an opportunity to join Slush 2016.

Inspirational keynotes and knowledge sharing sessions, panel discussions and mini-bootcamps are all lined up for the exciting programme.

Interested early-stage startups in Tanzania are expected to apply for the competition before March 12, 2016. Shortlisted startups will be notified at least four days before the event.

The competition will take place on 17-18 March, 2016 at the Buni Innovation Hub located in the Tanzania Commission of Science and Technology Building.

The event is organized in partnership with Buni, a tech hub which foster innovation and tech entrepreneurship through capacity building, mentoring programs and community empowerment.

Image Credit: Buni via Facebook.

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