For Ideas Reshaping Healthcare

Terkko Health X is an ambitious 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. Application period for the year 2019 ended 8th of April.

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

Join the people from all spheres of healthcare, life sciences and business for the perfect way to wrap up the accelerator and end Helsinki Startup Week at Terkko Health X Showcase!

To find out more on Facebook click here.

To get your free ticket via Eventbrite click here.


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.

The Crew

Iiro Uotila

Program 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

                  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

                  Coordinator at Helsinki Think Company

                  Tuomas Harju

                  Senior Startup Advisor at Business Finland

                  Antton Ikola

                  Growth Consultant at Columbia Road

                  Krista Palmu

                  Digital Marketing Consultant at Columbia Road