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. Check this page for the results of 2019

We have now opened the call for application for the 2020 batch. Head down to this years site and apply before Easter.

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 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