Program dates

15.3.-12.4.2021 (info)

Application deadline

28.2.2021 | 23:55 EEST

Kiuas Start spring '21

Kiuas Start is a program packed with 1-on-1 mentoring, intensive working, invaluable perks, and peer support – aiming to help you validate your idea, secure your first customers, and push your progress to the next level.
The program is completely free and zero-equity. Read more about the program & schedule here

We select teams based on the following criteria:
1. Is the problem relevant/large?
2. Is the solution novel & scalable?
3. What is the potential impact of the startup?
4. Does the team have experience in the domain of the problem and/or solution?
5. Is the team motivated & ambitious?
6. Is there a competitive advantage?
7. Is the stage right (more than an idea, e.g. prototype)?
8. Is the team based in Finland?
9. What is the primary reason for the team to apply?

Check out this blog post for additional ways of maximizing your chances of being accepted.

All applicants will be informed at latest on the 2nd of March.

Questions about the program or applying? Read the FAQ or contact us.

1/4 Basic info

2/4Startup info

Max. 1000 characters.

Max. 1000 characters.

E.g. what kind of SDGs do you directly contribute to?

How long have you been working on your startup?
Have you been able to validate your idea/problem somehow?

Max. 1000 characters.

What similar solutions exist?
How are you different from other players?

Max. 1000 characters.

Where did the idea spark? How did the founders meet?

Max. 1000 characters.


Please include links to everyone's LinkedIn profiles, if possible. If you're a solo founder, just introduce yourself.

Max. 1000 characters.

I.e. are you working full- or part-time on it?

Max. 500 characters.


Don't have one yet? That's ok!

You can insert a link(s) to your product demo, wireframes, pitch deck, etc..

What do you want to get out of the program?

By clicking "I accept", you are giving the permission to Kiuas to confidentially store and review this information for the purposes of intake into the program, as well as to use it according to Kiuas' privacy notice (for more information, see the link in the footer). You are also assuring that all the information provided is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge. For the reviewing process, your application information can be shared with reviewers, carefully selected by Kiuas. All reviewing will happen fully confidentially.

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