From idea to first revenue ...And beyond.

Kiuas is the leading startup accelerator in Finland.

In our programs, we bring ambitious founders together and provide them with the best support and tools to help build companies.

The best place to start up

Since the birth of Summer of Startups in 2010, Kiuas has been supporting over 200 early-stage companies in Finland and the Nordics.

Currently, we run 3 programs a year, helping 50+ startups annually on their journey from an initial idea to first revenue.

All our programs are completely free and zero-equity.

About Kiuas


Programs organized


Startups supported


€ Raised by alumni


3-week pre-accelerator for teams that want to turn their project into a company. The program is focused on product development, user validation, and customers.

3 weeks, twice a year (spring & fall)

Build, Test, Iterate

Idea / Prototype / MVP - All industries

Top-level coaching on a weekly basis

Access to Kiuas Toolbox

24/7 working space

Free and zero-equity

Application period closes in:









9-week accelerator designed to take your startup to the next level. The program provides your team with a unique recipe for product-market fit, growth, and scaling.

9 weeks (summer)

Develop, Launch, Scale

Go-to-market - All industries

Top-level coaching on a weekly basis

Access to Kiuas Toolbox

24/7 working space

Free and zero-equity

Application period closes in:

“The accelerator had a major impact in building our hard-working, world-class team.”

- Lauri Sippola, Co-Founder & CEO at Kaiku Health

"This definitely elevated our company, with the networks and knowledge from Kiuas our next steps can be bigger and better"

- Tuomas Koskinen, Co-Founder & CEO at Neuroflux

"Owing to the program our team probably dodged a million mistakes young founders often make. During the 10 weeks we went from idea to more than 20 paying customers."

- Jasu Koponen, Co-Founder at Venuu

"Kiuas is the one of a kind entrepreneurial community that you can always come back to"

- Neveli Niit, Co-Founder & CEO at Ridline

Alumni companies

How we help

1 / Coaching

Our coach pool consists of some of the most well-known entrepreneurs, investors, and experts in the Nordics.

100+ coaches from various industries

1-on-1 mentoring on a weekly basis

On-demand matching with coaches for specific needs

2 / Working space

All programs take place in Startup Sauna, a newly renovated 1500m2 co-working space in the heart of Espoo, Finland.

24/7 access with a keycard

Reservable meeting rooms, stages, and silent spaces

Kitchen, free coffee, fridge...

3 / Networks

We help our founders connect with other relevant startups, investors, potential clients, and talent.

Broad network of investors and partners to connect with

Ad-hoc support with recruitment

Help with any practicalities from the Kiuas team

Kiuas coaches

4 / Tools

With the help of our partners, we offer exclusive deals and services for the startups participating in our programs.

Free services from top-tier partners

Up to $300k worth of credits and discounts for each startup

Set-up & onboarding support

Kiuas toolbox


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique.


Kiuas Startups – From idea to reality

When founding a company, good things take time – but a lot can happen in just three weeks.


September 18, 2019


Kiuas Start – Is it you we’re looking for?

The application for Kiuas Start Fall 2019 batch has opened, but who can apply and what are we looking for?


September 10, 2019