From idea to first revenue ...And beyond.

Kiuas is the #1 startup accelerator in Finland.

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

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

Born, raised, and spun-off by Aaltoes, we are completely free and take zero equity.


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Tailor-made pre-accelerator for people who want to turn their project into a company. The intensive 3-week program is easy to attend also for those who are not yet full-time on their startup.

3 weeks, twice a year (spring & fall)

Build, Test, Iterate

Idea, 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:

For startups that are looking to take their businesses to the next level. The 9-week program ranges from exclusive founders talks and mentoring to Finland's largest Demo Day in August.

9 weeks (summer)

Develop, Launch, Scale

Pre-Seed, 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

What to expect?

1 / Coaching

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

50+ 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 renovated 1500 square meter co-working space in the heart of Espoo.

24/7 access with a keycard

Reservable meeting rooms, stages, and silent spaces

Kitchen, free coffee, fridge...

3 / Networks

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

Broad network of investors and clients to connect with

Ad-hoc support with recruitment

Help with any practicalities from the Kiuas team

4 / Tools

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

Free services from world-class partners

Up to $150k worth of credits and discounts for each startup

Set-up and onboarding support

Kiuas toolbox


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