As some of you may know, Kiuas was founded in 2017 on the legacy of Summer of Startups and Team Up, organized by Aaltoes. The reason behind founding Kiuas was to help people to take concrete steps towards starting a company and to bring the old and new programs under one brand. During the past few years, many things have been tried, new programs have been founded and Kiuas has started to find its own way.
But just like any other project, Kiuas wants to keep growing, getting better and helping even more startups to reach their fullest potential. And that’s why we wanted to make a couple of changes this year:
Niklas (in the middle) will run the operations at Kiuas. He has experience in consulting, supporting portfolio companies and working at a cleantech startup. His background is from Aalto Information Networks and he is at the moment finishing his Master’s in IEM.
Mari will be in charge of marketing and communications. Her background is in event communications and marketing, but she has also worked in startups. At the moment she’s studying media and communication studies at the University of Helsinki.
Aaro (left) will start as the CEO of Kiuas after co-organizing the Accelerator program in 2018 and working in the Investor Ops team of Slush. Aaro is studying IEM at Aalto University.
One thing is for sure: we have super exciting plans for this year and we can’t wait to share them with you all soon.
January 4, 2019