Kiuas Accelerator is an award-winning 10-week program designed to enable early-stage founders to build world-changing companies.

TAILORED program
COST: 1% of equity
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The program sessions are hosted fully online and can be completed without in-person participation. However, some optional side events take place in person in the Helsinki region.

Join the waitlist to receive a notification when the next application period opens this summer!

Kiuas Accelerator is Finland's leading startup accelerator and we are now back for a new Spring 2024 cohort! We’ve worked with over 600 founders, and our collective alumni pool has raised over 300M euros in funding. We are looking for the best early-stage founders to join our award-winning 10-week program.

The application period for the Spring 2024 Accelerator Program is now closed, but you can already join our waitlist for the Fall 2024 Accelerator below.

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Tailored program
18.3. - 24.5.
COST: 1% of equity

At Kiuas Accelerator, the sessions you attend and the coaches you meet are selected depending on your needs. With this tailored approach we make sure you get to focus on the things that move the needle for your startup.


100+ Top entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts from around the world that guide you on the challenges that you are facing. You will get to meet the best coaches based on your needs.

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Investor connections

We work with one of the largest investor pools in the region and connect our founders with the right investors at the right time.

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Numerous cloud, analytics, and marketing tools along with other online and offline services from the top service providers - exclusively for Kiuas startups.

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The Program

The program sessions are 100% online and are organized Mon-Fri during EET working hours. There are weekly recurring sessions but most of the program contents are tailored to your needs. On average you can expect to spend around 10h per week working on the Kiuas Accelerator program.

Mentoring afternoons

In the beginning of the program (weeks 2-3), we have dedicated afternoons during which you meet 2-3 mentors / per day from our coach pool. These intense sessions with different mentors give you access to an invaluable network and accelerated learning.

Office hours

60-minute sessions every other week with a designated Kiuas team member. We track your progress and support your path through the program with advice and introductions.

Dinners and Founder Stories

Every week we gather the community together to learn from the founders who came before us. Some of the stories we’ve had in the past have come from the founders of companies like Smartly, Wolt, Yousician and Oura.

Deep dives and workshops

Sessions that focus on a specific topic. You will only be participating in sessions that are relevant considering your startup’s industry and phase.

Investor 1-on-1s

In the final weeks of the program, the focus is on building a path toward investment for your company. You will be meeting privately with relevant investors for your startup.

Entrepreneur in Residence

For the program, you are matched with an experienced Kiuas alumni founder, who you will be having 60-minute mentoring sessions every other week.

For who?

Early-stage founders working to solve the big problems. We accept startups from all industries, regions, and stages. However, there are some critical aspects we pay attention to:


Is the problem that you are solving significant and urgent? What is the global potential for solutions to the problem?


Are you and your team committed and looking to grow as founders? What is the passion and level of dedication to solving the problem?


Can we together with our coaches help you? Will you be able to commit to the program and participate in the sessions?


Access to partners, talent, and peer support - through our community of over 600 Kiuas Alumni founders. By joining Kiuas Accelerator our network becomes your network for years to come.

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Head of Program
Kristína Némethová