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Kiuas supports early-stage startups in their journey from idea to first revenue and beyond.

With our accelerator programs and online services, we want to increase the quality and quantity of startups established in Finland.

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What we do


With intensive, fixed-length & free accelerator programs, we help 50+ most promising early-stage startups in Finland every year secure their first customers, level up their progress, and enter the community of over 200 Kiuas alumni.

Kiuas Start โ†’

Kiuas Accelerator โ†’

Online services

With free & all-inclusive online tools, we've helped thousands of future founders find co-founders, learn the fundamentals of startup entrepreneurship, and get their feet in the door of the startup ecosystem.

Kiuas Inside โ†’

Starting Up โ†’

Our story


Summer of Startups (SoS), a summer-long accelerator program targeted for university students, is established by Aalto Entrepreneurship Society.


Summer of Startups takes place every summer.

Early 2017

Summer of Startups and Team Up event are brought under one brand โ€“ and thus is Kiuas founded.

Late 2018

Kiuas becomes an independent entity with a dedicated full-time team.

2019 & 2020 โ†’

New initiatives & scaling up ๐Ÿš€

Past concepts


From founder to founder

We believe that the people helping early-stage startups should have also built successful companies themselves. Founders โ€“ whether that's our coaches or participants โ€“ are in the center of everything we do.


Our support comes with no strings attached, and that's how it will always be. Our alumni and coaches live and breathe the 51/49 rule โ€“ give back more than you get.

Quality over quantity

In all parts of our operations, we look for ways to deliver the best possible value for founders, and don't sacrifice quality over anything.

People & community

Join Kiuas for the perks, and stay for the community. At the end of the day, it all comes down to the people involved.



Pauliina Lรคmsรค



Patrik Holopainen



Kate Kondrunina