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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.

Our story

2010

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

2011-2016

Summer of Startups takes place every summer.

Early 2017

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

Late 2018

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

2019 & 2020 →

New initiatives & scaling up 🚀

Past concepts

Beliefs

From founder to founder

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

Unconditionality

Our support comes with no strings attached, and that's how it will always be. The Kiuas community lives and breathes the 51/49 rule – 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.

Partners

Team

Mari Liukkonen

Marketing

mari@kiuas.com

Rosalie Bergman

Programs & Community

rosalie@kiuas.com

Aaro Isosaari

CEO

aaro@kiuas.com