DNA Tests, HTML 5 and Standing in queues : Startup Sauna Fall 2011


Startup Sauna is a open sourced seed accelerator for early-stage startups in Northern Europe and Russia. On December 15th Startup Sauna announced the winners of Startup Sauna Demo Day of Fall 2011. Zonear, Qminder & Maxygen are the winners of the Startup Sauna. Startup Sauna is funded by Aalto University, Aalto Center for Entrepreneurship and Finnish Funding agency for technology and innovation.Maxygen (Russia) is making DNA tests that take 10 minutes to get the test results and cost less than 10 dollars. Qminder solves the pain of waiting in line. It is cloud service works in conjunction with the waiting machine that you find in the typical places where you have to wait in line. Smartphone user receives a message when their turn is coming up so you dont need to be in the actual location.Zonear is making HTML5 sexy. It is developing a quality assurance tool for HTML5 web apps. Zonear tool optimizes Javascript and CSS code and automatically runs unit testing on desktop, tablet and smartphone browsers to ensure faster and more reliable HTML5 apps.

The three teams were awarded free office space at the Aalto Venture Garage and office space in Rocketspace in downtown San Francisco, flights (for the whole team) to Silicon Valley and have access to the Startup Sauna’s network in Silicon valley and helping them get established there.