Some of the biggest obstacles faced when starting a new business venture include building a strong team, finding a place to work, and gathering resources whether it be access to prototyping facilities or mentoring from an industry expert. Aaltoes (Aalto Entrepreneurship Society) is launching Kiuas, an equity-free 3 part program designed to help with these problems and more.
Getting from idea to first paying users is no easy task, it may in fact be the most challenging part of all. It’s the meat and potatoes of any burgeoning startup venture however it’s something that is often left in the shadows of other sexier topics such as raising external funding or scaling internationally. At Aaltoes we are getting back to the fundamentals and doing everything in our power to help teams take the first steps.
Kiuas Team Up
Applications to the first phase of Kiuas are now open and close March 31st. The weekend event revolves around networking and working with potential co-founders to develop and progress new business ideas. To help you weed out medicore concepts and find the gems industry experts such as Inventure will be present. The best teams from the weekend win a small 1k€ grant to prototype their concepts and are also admitted to the second phase: Kiuas Incubator. More about Kiuas Team Up, and some of the companies the event has birthed can be found here.