Startups Exits Event on the 17th Jan, 2013

Join us and corporate development principals and successful entrepreneurs for a special evening event on the topic of Startup Exits.

Hear stories from entrepreneurs who’ve sold their companies; how they did it, what they learned and what they would do differently next time.
Meet M&A leaders from some of the most active acquirers in the cloud, B2B, and enterprise space. Learn what they’re looking for, how their processes work, and how you can best position your startup for a healthy acquisition.

Enjoy complimentary appetizers and network with colleagues over an open bar.

It’s shaping up to be a fantastic event; we have speakers from A16Z, Marketo, Jive, Zendesk, Salesforce, Exact Target and DropBox confirmed. This is a great platform to socialize with a targeted, high-potential, and very-appreciative audience of about ~150 startup founders (including many from YC, TechStars, 500Startup, etc.).

BootstrapLabs is co-hosting this event with our partner, Venture Archetypes, and it’s on location at our San Francisco office right at Rocket Space (181 Fremont St).

More details and RSVP here:

Startup Sauna and BootstrapLabs Demo Day

Come and experience the Northern European and Russian startup scene right in the Bay Area! The stars of the day are Startup Sauna early-stage teams from Finland, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, China, Canada, Latvia and Italy that are going to pitch and demo their products!

We have drinks and snacks available, awesome guests and a special treat that most of the world hasn’t tasted before: Finnish Lake Water 😉

When: Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 6:00 PM

Venue: Rocketspace (181 Fremont Street, San Francisco), that BootstrapLabs and friends also call home in San Francisco


  • 6:00pm – 6:30pm Doors open
  • 6:30pm – 6:35pm Welcome to the Startup Sauna & Bootstrap Labs
  • 6:35pm – 6:50pm From Northern Europe to the Valley – Zerply & Prezi
  • 6:50pm – 7:50pm Demo time!
  • 8:00pm Feedback, announcing of the winner
  • Networking

Startup Sauna, founded in 2010, is the open source seed accelerator that is kicking early stage startup-ass in Northern Europe, Baltics and Russia. Our startups have raised over $15 million in seed funding – most recently $1,4 million for Ovelin (SV DemoDay Fall 2011) from TrueVentures.

BootstrapLabs has helped European Technology startups, such as Prezi, Zerply, Witsbits, Mancx and Audiodraft to connect and relocate to the Silicon Valley eco-system since 2008. Today these startups are valued at $100M+ and employ more than 90 people.

Teams attending:

  • Adduplex – the leading cross-promotion network for Windows Phone apps. Serving already +60 million impressions per month. (Lithuania)
  • Advacam – the future of non-invasive X-ray inspection. Advanced color X-ray imaging camera for light weight material inspection. (Finland)
  • Campalyst – Manage all your social media profiles, measure online sales and optimize your communication strategy to increase ROI – all from a single dashboard. (Latvia/Lithuania)
  • Goalshouter – A crowdsourcing service helping supporters and football teams of any level, to collect and share stats and emotions during the game and using them afterward. (Italy)
  • Goodbuzz – provides tools that automates social marketing for small business that can’t afford to hire experts. Results are guaranteed. Advertisers don’t pay if they don’t get better marketing result. (Lithuania)
  • iJudgeFights – a co-viewing app and scoring platform that lets fans of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) score fights round-by round in real-time and share and compare with friends and insiders, anywhere in the world. (China/Canada)
  • – provides a super-easy tool for making interactive infographics. One of the most beautiful products we’ve seen. (Latvia)
  • MNE Creations – the Pixar of mobile educational games. We create fun, innovative games around the social sciences; our first game will be used to raise awareness for endangered species. (China/Canada)
  • NordicHug – the first natural disinfection company! We develop disinfection products for modern smartphones, tablet computers and medical equipment. Our innovative formula, which is based on 15 years of research, is natural, effective and safe for devices and their users. (Finland)
  • Omyconf! – makes business events digital’ with its cloud platform for organizers and visitors. We help organizers save cost and time of managing events, and visitors benefit from powerful networking and planning tools. (Russia)
  • Zennis – a complete solution (hardware+sofware) to revolutionize the tennis playing experience – tracking and providing data about the player + ball movements and automating refereeing. (Finland)


Sign-up to attend here:

European Demo Day in San Francisco with Startup Sauna

Come and meet some of the most exciting European startups here in San Francisco!

Together with our friends at Startup Sauna and I/O ventures we are organizing a demo day, so please join us and experience the Northern European and Russian startup scene right in the Bay Area! The stars of the day are Startup Sauna early-stage teams from Finland, Sweden, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland that are going to pitch and demo their products!

We have drinks and snacks available, awesome guests and a special treat that most of the world hasn’t tasted before: Finnish Lake Water 😉

Venue: I/O Ventures (780 Valencia St. – between 18th St & 19th St)


  • 6:00pm – 6:30pm Doors open
  • 6:30pm – 6:45pm Tribute to the most awesome keynote ever
  • 6:45pm – 7:30pm Demo time
  • 7:45pm – 8:00pm Feedback, selection of the winner
  • 8:00pm -> Networking and aaaafteerrparttyy!

The startups presenting

  • Antslab – Application that helps people with diabetes track their condition by automatically downloading their glucose levels from their glucose meter to their mobile phone (Lithuania & Spain)
  • InBelly – Crowd sourced online- and mobile guide to educate consumers about food additives. (Lithuania)
  • Linkedviews – Small device which turns the mobile phone into a TV remote. (Finland)
  • Maxygen – 10 minute, 10$ DNA test with disposable cartridges. (Russia)
  • MobileBrainBank – A huge mobile developer community. (Finland)
  • Qminder – Mobile queue management app. (Estonia, winners of mini Seedcamp Prague)
  • Yodiz – Project management software for developers focusing on SCRUM and AGILE -methods. (Finland)
  • Zonear – Created Boilerbuild, which builds, optimizes and deploys HTML5 apps with one click. (Finland)
  • Ovelin. Creator of the educational real life guitar hero game WildChords. No. 1# Music App in 27 App Stores (Finland)
  • Zerply – The professional network for the Twitter generation (Bay Area, originally from Sweden & Estonia)
Looking forward to see you there!
More information and RSVP here!

Startup Exits Event

Startup Exit Event #4 is now starting to materialize, so please save the date for 19th of January, 2012 in San Francisco!

Join successful entrepreneurs and startup acquisition professionals for a special evening event in San Francisco on the topic of “Startup Exits.” Hear stories from entrepreneurs who’ve sold their companies– how they did it, what they learned, and what they would do differently next time.

The event is going to rock, and will give crucial insight for any VC and startup Entrepreneur, the current line up for the panel is made up of:

  • Ilya Fushman, Corporate Development, Dropbox
  • Bruce Jaffee, EVP of Corporate Development, Glam Media
  • Lorraine McDonough, VP of Corporate Development, eBay
  • Tom Duterme, Corporate Development, Groupon
  • Nathan Beckord, Principal, VentureArchetypes Startup Advisors (Moderator)

Nordic Incubator Night with BootstrapLabs Founder on April 13th

Please join BootstrapLabs founder, Nicolai Wadstrom, on April 13, 2011, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm for a Silicon Vikings evening focusing on the needs of Nordic companies in transitioning to Silicon Valley, and the services, training and preparation which ought to be offered by incubators in the Nordic region to prepare start-ups for the journey.

University based business incubators are needed to facilitate commercialization for university developed technology as well as to give entrepreneurs hands-on practical training. What practical training do they need? What is the feed back loop? What regular program of “show and tell” sessions will ensure that entrepreneurs get feedback early and often.

While an incubator cannot duplicate or replace an entire ecosystem, learning to interact with the other players in the entrepreneurial startup ecosystem is a key driver — how is this to be done? Where and when does the tech transfer office get involved? How do the incubators prepare the startup for the challenges and opportunities of Silicon Valley?

Silicon Vikings has gathered a panel (including BootstrapLabs founder, Nicolai Wadstrom) to debate these topics and offer observations and suggestions. The audience will include the heads of InnovationsbronSIVAAalto Venture Garage and many other University affiliated incubators from the Nordic Region in the Valley to attend the National Business Incubator Association Conference in San Jose April 10-13.

More details at Silicon Vikings Website.

Please RSVP here.