Terkko Health X is an ambitious early stage accelerator program for health and life science teams with the potential to reshape the industry. If you’ve got an idea, Terkko Health X will help you take it into to the market by providing you with the right skills and services. The two month program consists of workshops that are arranged twice a week. They focus on a variety of topics that are crucial for developing a business in the health industry, such as sales & marketing, funding, pitching and regulations. Each workshop will be held by content matter experts that help you tackle these issues. Take a peak of the mentors and workshop leaders that will help you succeed (keep in mind, here a just some of them – there are more to come!):

Anna-Maria Henell
CEO and Co-Founder of Disior

Anna-Maria drives innovation and co-creation with clinicians and medical researchers. Founded in 2016, Disior develops a novel way to analyze and model bone fractures and soft tissue for diagnostics, pre-operative planning and treatment optimization. The company brings together clinical needs and product development experience from orthopedics, maxillofacial surgery and latest modelling technology. Anna-Maria can help you by giving information on company creation, fund raising, hospital co-operation and industrial partnering.

Mika Teikari
CEO of Success Clinic

Mika has 15 years’ experience on pharmaceutical market research and register analysis in the Nordic level. He is the founder of Success Clinic Holding which owns several research, healthcare and wellbeing related companies. Mika works currently as a Managing Director of Success Clinic. Success Clinic works closely with all key big pharma companies and several universities in the Nordics. Mika can help with healthcare marketing and business models and strategies, and his specialty is creating business models for health data. Mika can also share a data bank of over decade of results on pharma and device marketing in healthcare.


Ekaterina Gianelli
Partner at Inventure

Ekaterina works mainly with digital health, consumer, and enterprise software companies and is currently partner of Inventure, a Nordic venture capital firm investing in early-stage technology startups. Previously, Ekaterina has been part of the team scaling Fjord, the design & innovation consultancy (acquired by Accenture Interactive in 2013). Ekaterina’s passion is helping entrepreneurs succeed. As an active community builder, she has been contributing to multiple initiatives strengthening the Nordic tech ecosystem. Drawing on her experiences, Ekaterina actively bridges the gap between design, business, and technology.


Kari Klossner
Program Manager, Head of Smart Life Finland, Business Finland, Health & Wellbeing

Kari Klossner leads the Smart Life Finland program at Finland’s national innovation funding and trade promotion agency Business Finland. With his role at the helm of this digital health program, he is passionate about transforming the digital health and medical device sector as a thought-provoking leader. He actively engages startups, SMEs, large organizations, research groups, healthcare providers, and government entities to interact and co-create business ecosystems that bring value to all stakeholders. Kari has degrees in ICT and business, with over 20 years of experience in the corporate healthcare industry in cross functional management. His specific points of interest include adaptation of artificial intelligence in the medical field and the use of advanced digital devices in home care of elderly or other groups of special interests. Kari is enthusiastic about facilitating discussion and has served as an invited speaker in many industry events.


Christian Lardot
Senior Business Advisor at NewCo Helsinki

Christian is specialized in the health, wellbeing, life sciences and functional food sectors. Prior to his current position he has worked in various manager position in the life science and medtech sector in Finland and USA. He has also worked in medtech and consumer products startups. Christian will bring value to you in evaluating your ideas, go through the challenges you’ll face in the marketplace as well as advice on the go-to-market strategy and positioning of your product/services. In addition to his current role in NewCo Christian will start as the Incubator Lead for Health Incubator Helsinki in March this year. He is looking forward to advicing you and being one of the experts on Terkko Health X.


Petri Parvinen
Professor, University of Helsinki

Petri is an energetic, analytical, somewhat amusing and sometimes ruthless growth expert. His research deals with the commercialization of scientific and technological innovations and accelerating growth. An investor and entrepreneur himself, Petri aims to help you in practical sales and marketing issues in a clever way.


Do you have a business idea you’d like to develop with the help of these experts? Read more about Terkko Health X and apply here to turn your idea into action! Applications are open until 5 April.