Comprehensive matchmaking event bringing together investors, accelerators, large corporations and media with innovative startups seeking funding and internationalization.

  • 500+ participants: Investors, Startups, Enterpreneurs,Media, Accelerators
  • 20+ Speakers

So what’s hot?

Interesting speakers from local and international health investment scene

Pitching, including Vertical Accelerator Demo Day and possibility to pitch for Startup Health

Startup Demo stands showcasing Nordic startups and their innovative health and life science solutions

Matchmaking tool for startups and investors

Workshops for fund raising & exit, best practices

Networking & investor syndicate sessions


Time Main Stage Grilling room Matchmaking Food area
7.15 – 8.15 Demo booths set up
9.00 Doors are open Matchmaking begins 9:00 – 10:00 Light breakfast
9.15 – 9.15 Welcoming words by organisers HealthSPA & ArcticStartup. Words by partners – Team Finland Matchmaking continues Light breakfast
9.30 – 9.45 Welcoming words with Hanna Mäntylä, Minister of Social Affairs and Health Matchmaking continues Light breakfast
9.45 – 10.15 Investor’s panel: Where the money is flowing? Moderator – Harry Brade (FIBAN, Finland), Timo Ahopelto (LifeLine Ventures, Finland), Erki Mölder (Unimed Grupp/ESTBAN, Estonia), Leena Niemistö (Angel Investor, Finland) Matchmaking continues Light breakfast
10.15 – 10.30 “The next billion-dollar companies in digital health” Walter Masalin (Nokia Growth Partners) Matchmaking continues
10.30 – 10.45 Funding: Bob Renner (Liaison Technologies, USA) Grilling room pitching Matchmaking continues
10.45 – 11.00 Internationalisation: Lauri Sippola (NetMedi, Finland) Grilling room pitching Matchmaking continues
11.00 – 11.15 Internationalisation: Jussi Räisänen (HeiaHeia, Finland) Grilling room pitching Matchmaking continues
LUNCH is served from 11.30 to 13.30 Grilling room pitching Matchmaking continues
11.15 – 11.30 How to pitch to investors, Pascal Lardier (Health 2.0, France) Grilling room pitching Matchmaking continues
11.30 – 12.00 Pitching of the top health & wellness startups: 6 teams Matchmaking continues
12.00 – 12.30 BREAK Matchmaking continues 11:30 – 13:30 Lunch
12.30 – 12.45 Stefan Valchos (Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden) – Innovation partnership between industry and healthcare 12:20 Grilling room pitching Matchmaking continues Lunch
12.45 – 13.00 Anna Gran (Johnson & Johnson) – New ways of Innovation Grilling room pitching Matchmaking continues Lunch
13.00 – 13.20 Panel discussion: How pharma is Collaborating with Startups? Anna Gran (Johnson & Johnson) , Bob Renner (Liaison Technologies, USA) , Zsuzsanna Varga (Grants4Apps Accelerator, Bayer, Germany) Grilling room pitching Matchmaking continues Lunch
13.20 – 13.50 Fireside Chat with Accelerators: Moderator – Peter Kelly, Elin Mignerus (Frogleap, Sweden), Paolo Borella (Vertical Accelerator, Finland), Juliene Zielonka (Startup Bootcamp, Germany), Klaas Jan Bolt (Rockstart, Netherlands) Matchmaking continues Lunch
13.50 – 14.50 Pitches of Vertical Acclerator: 10 teams Matchmaking continues
14.50 – 15.05 Funding Landscape: Past, Present, and Future Form a Silicon Valley Perspective – Pronoy Saha (Health Technology Forum, USA) Matchmaking continues
15.05 – 15.20 International Health Investment Scene: Ulli Jendrik Koop (Digital health Ventures, Germany) Matchmaking continues
15.20 – 15.40 Onbounding the Market: Min-Sung Sean Kim (XLHealth, Germany) & Aki Koivistoinen (StartupHealth, Finland – USA) Matchmaking continues
15.40 -15.50 Conference wrap-up Matchmaking continues
16.50 – 17.00 Drinks & Networking Matchmaking ends Drinks

Why Finland?

Your testbed for the next generation health innovation

Homeland of hundreds of health & life science companies – health tech is also the largest and most significant high-tech export segment In 2014, GE Healthcare opened Health Innovation Village, its first ever health tech startup campus in Helsinki Several testbed environments around top-noptch university hospitals – e.g. in Helsinki, Oulu and Tampere – are bringing startups and medical professionals together World-class research enables commercial innovations – did you know that e.g. the first Nordic cancer center accredited by the OECI is located in Helsinki

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