At Niemelä & van Niekerk Consulting, we’re not just about ideas; we’re about making ideas happen. Erasmus van Niekerk and Satu Niemelä bring together over 40 years of combined experience in business development, strategic consulting, technology application, marketing, and communication. Our mission is to guide startups from the spark of an idea to the launch of successful, market-ready products and services.

Design sprint meeting

Design sprint

Innovate confidently with rapid prototyping and IP clearance checks.


– Accelerated idea-to-prototype conversion.
– Minimized IP infringement risks.
– Streamlined product development cycle.

Rapidly transform ideas into tested prototypes while ensuring your innovation is legally clear for commercial pursuit.

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Public funding

Navigate Finnish funding opportunities with expert guidance.


-Tailored assistance for funding applications.
-Strategic alignment with funding criteria.
-Maximization of funding opportunities.

Expert assistance in securing Business Finland funding to propel your project towards international growth and innovation success.

Satu and Erasmus the consultants


Our team

Erasmus van Niekerk and Satu Niemelä are more than co-founders; they are seasoned professionals who have navigated the highs and lows of the startup world. Their combined expertise means your startup won’t just launch; it will soar.

Our Achievements Together

Our partnership has led to notable successes, including double nominations at the German Design Awards, the Seal of Excellence from the European Commission, and winning the Baby Innovation Awards, among others. These accolades reflect our commitment to excellence and innovation in everything we do.

More about our talented team

Our passionate and dedicated team brings together a diverse range of skills and expertise to deliver exceptional results. From creative visionaries to meticulous strategists, we work seamlessly together to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations.

Satu Niemelä

Satu adds her expertise in marketing strategy, product management, and international business development, ensuring that your startup not only develops a great product but also effectively communicates its value to the right audience.

Erasmus van Niekerk
Erasmus van Niekerk

Erasmus brings a wealth of knowledge in strategic planning, technology integration, and agile development, with a strong track record in expanding market presence and forging key client relationships.


What Our Customers Say

Hear from our satisfied customers who have experienced the quality and value of our services.

Exceptional service! This company goes above and beyond to meet their customers’ needs. I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Jordan Smith

Outstanding quality and professionalism. I’ve been a loyal customer for years and have never been disappointed.

Taylor Johnson

Ready to Begin?

Contact us now to kickstart your projects with our proven consultancy services.

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