Spend your summer taking your early-stage startup to the next level.

Since 2010, Kiuas Accelerator (prev. Summer of Startups) has been generating booming companies into the Finnish startup scene.

This equity-free, 10-week program includes workshops and one-on-one coaching from industry experts, partners and experienced entrepreneurs.

The program is produced by Aaltoes and takes place at Startup Sauna, Espoo, Finland.

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Alumni startups

+10M€

Total funding raised by alumni

+10M€

Total revenue generated by alumni

“Owing to the program our team probably dodged a million mistakes young founders often make. During the 10 weeks we went from idea to more than 20 paying customers.”

Jasu Koponen, Co-Founder & CEO at Venuu

“The accelerator had a major impact in building our hard-working, world-class team.”

Lauri Sippola, Co-Founder & CEO at Kaiku Health

“Develop yourself and work on your dream… Best "summer job" I have ever had.”

Jonas Eklöf, Co-Founder at Platonics

“Besides the knowledge and know-how, Kiuas gave us so many important contacts we otherwise wouldn't have had. 10 intense weeks of unforgettable startup fun.”

Vesa Robertsson, Co-Founder & CEO at Holda.io

“During the summer we got to develop our automated influencer tool - that wouldn’t have happened without the people of Kiuas Accelerator!”

Matilde Pelkonen, Co-Founder at Monochrome

“Owing to the program our team probably dodged a million mistakes young founders often make. During the 10 weeks we went from idea to more than 20 paying customers.”

Jasu Koponen, Co-Founder & CEO at Venuu

“Besides the knowledge and know-how, Kiuas gave us so many important contacts we otherwise wouldn't have had. 10 intense weeks of unforgettable startup fun.”

Vesa Robertsson, Co-Founder & CEO at Holda.io

“The accelerator had a major impact in building our hard-working, world-class team.”

Lauri Sippola, Co-Founder & CEO at Kaiku Health

“During the summer we got to develop our automated influencer tool - that wouldn’t have happened without Kiuas Accelerator!”

Matilde Pelkonen, Co-Founder at Monochrome

“Develop yourself and work on your dream…
Best "summer job" I have ever had.”

Jonas Eklöf, Co-Founder at Platonics

The best tools and resources at your fingertips.

Coaching

Tailored one-on-ones, coaching and workshops from industry experts

Networks

Wide range of mentors from different industries, assistance with finding the right people

Working space

Free working spaces with 24/7 access to 1500m2 Startup Sauna in Espoo, Finland

Financial aid

Grant for each team to help with costs during the summer, prizes at Demo Day

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