For Ideas Reshaping Healthcare

Terkko Health X is an ambitious early-stage accelerator for health and life science teams with potential to reshape the industry. You’ve got an concept – Terkko Health X provides you with the right skills and services to take that concept into the market. With solutions ranging from primary healthcare to diagnostics, the program is open for all early-stage teams of 2–5 mavericks, from established young businesses to not-yet entrepreneurs and scientists willing to develop startups. This is the page for the results of 2019.

We are opening the call for applications for the 2020 batch this September. Head down to this years site for more information.

We will help you to:

  • Do more faster, you’ll learn a new pace of execution
  • Show clear proof of concept and the path to profitability
  • Develop a clinical validation plan and start rolling it out
  • Actively engage with corporate partners for pilot projects, market access and investment

Why Join Terkko Health X?

  • A zero cost 2-month accelerator in 4–5/2019 with weekly workshops
  • Followed by an incubation phase until SLUSH 11/2019
  • Mentoring from hand-picked content matter experts, who’ll provide hands-on support and valuable introductions
  • Expert-led workshops covering all scaling fundamentals from business model canvas to business development
  • PR and marketing support
  • Wide network of partners, industry experts and business contacts
  • And most importantly, the opportunity to take your idea into action

Top Teams of the 2019 Batch

Batch 2019 was full of intense topnotch teams. Below are listed the top teams of the batch and their prizes.

1st place: Uute Scientific

4 Slush startup tickets, tickets to *ship startup festival a grant of 2500€ from Helsinki Think Company Fund and hot desks for the team at Terkko Health Hub coworking spaces.

2nd place: Sciar

2 Slush startup tickets, tickets to *ship startup festival and hot desks for the team at Terkko Health Hub coworking spaces.

3rd place: Capsamedix

Hot desks for the team at Terkko Health Hub coworking spaces.

Made in Collaboration

Terkko Health X is organized in collaboration with Helsinki Think Company, the entrepreneurship society of the University of Helsinki. The accomplished accelerator program organizer aims to tackle big, real life challenges by building a vibrant community of changemakers from multidisciplinary backgrounds.


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Terkko Health X 2019 culminated in the showcase event on June 7th. The showcase was all about the teams taking the stage and giving their final pitches to the audience and the jury. The winner of Terkko Health X was announced after inspirational speeches from our guest speakers.The rest of the night was be filled with groovy tunes, new encounters and compelling discussions – not to mention snacks and refreshments.


Application Period
10.4. & 11.4.
13.4. & 14.4.
Opening Weekend
15.4. 16-20
Startup Stories
17.4. 16-20
Brand Driven Business Transformation
23.4. 16-20
24.4. 16-20
Understanding the Customer Need
26.4. 18-22
Friday Funday
29.4. 16-20
2.5. 13-17
6.5. 16-20
Expert Sparring Night 1
8.5. 17-19
13.5. 16-20
Communications and Marketing
15.5. 16-20
Expert Sparring Night 2
20.5. 16-20
22.5. 16-20
27.5. 16-20
Law (IPR & SHA)
29.5. 16-20
Pilots and Partners
3.6. 16-20
Pitch Perfecting
7.6. 17-23
10.6. 16-20
Next Steps

Rules & Application

  1. Application period for Terkko Health X is 11 March to 8 April 2019, and teams selected for the program will be notified on 11 April.
  2. Accelerator starts on 13 April and finishes on 10 June.
  3. After the accelerator program teams enter an incubation phase which spans over the summer. During the incubation the organizer provides the teams with support when needed.
  4. As a participant, your team commits to attending the workshops on the dates stated on this site. Participation also requires independent work outside of the workshops during the program.
  5. The teams are selected based on
    1) potential of the concept
    2) the team‘s competence to realize their concept and
    3) the ability to commit to attending the workshops.
  6. The program language is English.
  7. The program is free for all participants. Participants will not receive any fees from the organizer.
  8. The ideas born and developed throughout the program are entirely owned by the teams themselves.
  9. Terkko Health Hub and Helsinki Think Company reserve the right to showcase the Terkko Health X teams and projects in events and marketing. Photographs and video material can be shot during the program, and Terkko and Think Company reserve the right to publish this material.
  10. Expert jury nominated by the organizer chooses the winners of the semifinal and final.
  11. The winning team receives 4 startup tickets to Slush and the 2nd best team receives 2 startup tickets. The teams themselves take care of applying for the startup tickets, and Terkko Health Hub pays for the tickets given that Slush accepts the teams’ ticket applications.

Alumni 2019


Applying AR and AI to eliminate human errors from laboratories.

Uute Scientific

Creating a solution for life without immune mediated diseases.

Aatos Health

Evidence-based mental resilience coaching programs.


Developing devices for long-term oral drug delivery.

Korpi Solutions

The 2nd best solution for resting your mind

Program Mentors

Virpi Muhonen

CEO & Cofounder at Askel Healthcare

Christian Lardot

Senior Business Advisor at Newco

Henri Virta

CFO at Megical Oy

Ali Omar

MD, Angel Investor

Ekaterina Gianelli

Partner at Inventure

Workshop Mentors

Arne Schlenzka

CEO & Co-founder at Osgenic

Riku Seppälä

Partner at Icebreaker

Tobias Dahlberg

CEO, Wonder Inc.

Lauri Sippola

CEO & Founder, Kaiku Health

Anna Ehrnrooth

Partner at Kaava

Tariq Hussain-Häkkinen

Partner at Kaava

Joonas Pöllä

CFO at Peili Vision

Anna-Maria Henell

CEO & Co-founder at Disior

Peter Hänninen

Senior Associate at Borenius

Petri Parvinen

Professor at University of Helsinki

Paolo Borella

Co-founder at Vertical

Marcello van Rossum

Senior Business Advisor at Helsinki Business Hub

Mika Teikari

CEO at Success Clinic

Jarkko Nissinen

Head of Startups at Startuplifers

Antton Ikola

Growth Consultant at Columbia Road

Krista Palmu

Digital Marketing Consultant at Columbia Road

Tuomas Harju

Senior Startup Advisor at Business Finland

The Crew

Iiro Uotila

Project Manager

    Jonas Simberg

    Head of Program

      Emmi Linnankivi

      Head of Marketing

        Kiira Grönroos

        Head of Collaborations

          Noora Haapala

          Head of Incubation

            Sini Korja


              Zahra Alimy


                Venla Parkkila

                Showcase Event