From idea to first revenue ...And beyond.

Kiuas is the leading startup accelerator in Finland.

In our programs, we bring early-stage teams together and provide them with invaluable support and tools to take their progress to the next level.

The best place for starting up

Since the birth of Summer of Startups in 2010, Kiuas has supported over 200 startups in Finland and the Nordics.

With 3 batches annually, we help 50+ startups/year on their journey from an initial idea to first revenue.

All our services are free and zero-equity.

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Programs organized


Startups supported


€ Raised by alumni

Turn your project into reality

Idea / MVP

3 weeks

Spring & fall

Top-level coaching on a weekly basis

Access to 24/7 working space

$350k worth of tools

Free and zero-equity

Spring '20 application closes in:









Take your startup to the next level


9 weeks


Top-level coaching on a weekly basis

Access to 24/7 working space

$350k worth of tools

Free and zero-equity

Meet your future co-founder

Online platform

Open to all

Free to use

Kiuas inside →

“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 we probably dodged a million mistakes young founders often make. During the 10 weeks we went from idea to 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

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Coaching 🤝

Best support out there

We've gathered 100+ top Nordic entrepreneurs, investors, and experts to give back and share their learnings with our startups.

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Startup sauna 📍

Free working space - 24/7

1500m2 of reservable office spaces, meeting rooms, phone booths, and stages to use during the program and forever after that.

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Networks 🌐

Invaluable connections

Access to potential partners, investors, and talent - along with the community support of over 200 Kiuas alumni founders.

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Tools 🛠

$350k of free services

We've partnered with the leading service providers to offer a package that you don't want to miss - Kiuas Toolbox.

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Making startup entrepreneurship more accessible – why you should care

At Slush 2019, we co-launched Starting Up, a free and open-for-all online course covering the fundamentals of startup entrepreneurship – but why?

Niklas Hellström

January 24, 2020

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2019 – Year of Growth

2019 was a big year for Kiuas: we supported more startups than ever and came up with new initiatives.

Kiuas team

December 12, 2019

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Kiuas Start Spring 2020

Application period is open.

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Want to know who's been part of our programs?

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Wondering who are coaching the startups?

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Looking to get in touch with our team?

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