About us

Kiuas is the home of founders and ideas that grow to become game changers. We accelerate your journey to success.

THE Home OF STARTUP
ENTREPRENEURSHIP

At Kiuas our vision is to enable early-stage startup founders to successfully build companies that change the world for the better. We do that by empowering founders to grow with world-class support and resources.

Kiuas Accelerator helps startup entrepreneurs to validate ideas, pivot, and most importantly, grow fast. The program includes workshops, mentoring, peer-to-peer support, software tools, and introductions.

Kiuas Co-Founder is a platform for finding co-founders or for becoming one. If you have a startup idea or even a company, you can share it and look for a co-founder.

For those in the earliest stages of their startup journey, we have partnered up with Aalto University, Reaktor and Maki.vc to come up with Starting Up. It is an online course that lets you learn to think like an entrepreneur and develop your problem-solving skills.

our brief story
Summer of Startups - a summer-long accelerator program for university students - is established by Aalto Entrepreneurship Society (Aaltoes)
2010
Summer of Startups takes place every summer
2011-2016
Summer of Startups and Team Up - another Aaltoes startup program - are merged and named Kiuas
2017
Kiuas becomes an independent organization with a full-time team
2018
New initiatives and scaling up. Kiuas Co-Founder is born
2019
New team and first 100% online programs are organized. Focus on sustainability. Kiuas receives recognition for its programs
2020
Scaling Kiuas to the next level with first international Kiuas Accelerator
2021
New team members and a more customized & community approach for the Kiuas Accelerator
2022
Contact

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TEAM

We are a team of dedicated professionals ready to help you on your startup journey. Our diverse background and experience with startups along with our vast networks guarantees that we can help to make your startup journey as smooth as possible. Let’s think big together!

Juha Honkasalo
Head of Marketing
juha@kiuas.com
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Mari Lahti
Head of Community & Operations
mari.lahti@kiuas.com
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Nea Harjanne
CEO
nea@kiuas.com
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Magret Jokela
Head of Program
magret@kiuas.com
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Riku Wessman
CTO
riku.wessman@kiuas.com
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Main Partners
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