What is Kiuas Accelerator?

Kiuas Accelerator is in Finland the go-to place for early-stage startups. Intensive 10-week program consists of top-level coaching on topics like sales, legal, tech, funding, scaling, branding and marketing from the most experienced entrepreneurs and professionals in the Northern Europe.

The program is meant for pre-seed & seed-stage startups of all industries.

Program 2018

- After the application period, 30 teams out of 101 applicants were invited to the interviews.
- 15 of them were selected to the program.
- The program started on June 27 and ends on August 31 (Demo Day).

Typical week during the program consists of 2-3 general coaching days combined with individual mentoring sessions. Topics include e.g. sales, legal, tech, funding, scaling, branding and marketing and are hosted by industry professionals and experienced entrepreneurs.

Teams are able to connect with our coaches and have meetings outside the scheduled program as well.

Traditional BBQ-events, hosted by program's teams, are organized every other Wednesday throughout the summer. The dates for the BBQ's are 11.7, 25.7, 8.8 and 25.8.

Perks

- Teams are given a full access and free working spaces at our fully renovated Startup Sauna, a 1500m2 coworking space packed with offices, meeting rooms and two stages.
- Teams are supported financially with a grant to help with costs during the summer.
- Kiuas and Aaltoes offer PR and marketing support to program's teams.
- Opportunity to showcase at investor-packed Demo Day at the end of the summer.
- The organizing team will assist with any practicalities during the program and finding the right people to help boost growth.
- Free tickets to Ship-Festival.
- Prizes for winning teams at Demo Day.
- Program is completely free with no equity taken.

Why Kiuas?

Aaltoes, the organization behind Kiuas, was founded in 2009 and has since been the starting force of over 500 projects and startups. Aaltoes has a broad network of mentors and experienced entrepreneurs who are able to support the teams of Kiuas.

Unlike many accelerators, Kiuas Accelerator is completely non-profit and doesn’t claim any percentage share of the companies chosen to the program.

Kiuas Accelerator on media

Tekniikka & Talous | Kiuas Accelerator tarjoaa startupeille kymmenen viikon kiihdytyksen

Some of our alumni

What is Kiuas Accelerator?

Kiuas Accelerator is in Finland the go-to place for early-stage startups. Intensive 10-week program consists of top-level coaching from the most experienced entrepreneurs and professionals in the Northern Europe.

The program is meant for pre-seed & seed-stage startups of all industries.

ProgrAM 2018

- After the application period, 30 teams out of 101 applicants were invited to the interviews.
- 15 of them were selected to the program.
- The program started on June 27 and ends on August 31 (Demo Day).

Typical week during the program consists of 2-3 general coaching days combined with individual mentoring sessions. Topics include e.g. sales, legal, tech, funding, scaling, branding and marketing and are hosted by industry professionals and experienced entrepreneurs.

Teams are able to connect with our coaches and have meetings outside the scheduled program as well.

Traditional BBQ-events, hosted by program's teams, are organized every other Wednesday throughout the summer. The dates for the BBQ's are 11.7, 25.7, 8.8 and 25.8.

Perks

- Teams are given a full access and free working spaces at our fully renovated Startup Sauna, a 1500m2 coworking space packed with offices and meeting rooms, including two stages.
- Teams are supported financially with a grant to help with costs during the summer.
- Kiuas and Aaltoes offer PR and marketing support to program's teams.
- Opportunity to showcase at investor-packed Demo Day at the end of the summer.
- The organizing team will assist with any practicalities during the program and finding the right people to help boost growth.
- Free tickets to Ship-Festival.
- Prizes for winning teams at Demo Day.
- Program is completely free with no equity taken.

Why Kiuas?

Aaltoes, the organization behind Kiuas, was founded in 2009 and has since been the starting force of over 500 projects and startups. Aaltoes has a broad network of mentors and experienced entrepreneurs who are able to support the teams of Kiuas.

Unlike many accelerators, Kiuas Accelerator is completely non-profit and doesn’t claim any percentage share of the companies chosen to the program.

Kiuas Accelerator on media

Tekniikka & Talous | Kiuas Accelerator tarjoaa startupeille kymmenen viikon kiihdytyksen

Some of our alumni