Kiuas Start Spring 19 – Is it you we’re looking for?

The application for Kiuas Start Spring 2019 batch has opened, but who can apply and what are we looking for?

Mari Liukkonen

February 1, 2019

Last year, Kiuas Start was organized for the first time ever to help early-stage entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality – and eventually into real companies.

The first ever Kiuas Start really exceeded the expectations. The applicant number nearly reached the height of Kiuas Accelerator, and all chosen teams worked hard for the three weeks. And it looks like the teams have really taken our coaches’ advice into action: some teams have piloted their product and reached their first customers, while some teams have completely changed their idea.

"Probably the best value we have ever had on anything" - Kiuas Start '18 alumni

This year won’t be any different in terms of quality content. We have asked comments from previous participants to track the most useful and valuable concepts and themes: more 1-on-1 mentoring, hands-on workshops, and product sprints, which have been very useful for product development and getting a lot of stuff done at once.

Who can apply?

Kiuas Start is a program for people who want to take their idea into reality. This means you don’t yet need to have a company, super-detailed business model or a polished brand strategy either. The goal of Kiuas Start is to provide a chance to try out your idea and see if you can pull something out of it.

Kiuas Start takes only three weeks and the program is organized during the evenings and weekends. Why? We want to make the participation possible for the ones who are not yet full-time entrepreneurs.

Having a great idea is cool. But what we are really looking for are the most ambitious teams who are ready to jump to the deep end and actually test if their idea is worth developing.

We’ll offer you the tools, support, and a perfect program to take your idea to the next level. The rest is up to you.

Apply for now for Kiuas Start Spring 2019!

The deadline is on February 28. Read more here:


Mari Liukkonen

February 1, 2019