For Ideas Reshaping Health

Terkko Health X is an ambitious early stage accelerator program for health and life science teams with the potential to reshape the industry. You’ve got an idea – Terkko Health X provides you with the right skills and services to take that concept into the market. With solutions ranging from digital health to diagnostics and beyond, the program is open for all early-stage teams of 2+ members, from established young businesses to not-yet entrepreneurs and scientists willing to develop startups. The program is open for applications from 14.9.2020 to 18.10.2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Terkko Health X program of 2020 will be organized as a hybrid event. Taking part to the program fully remotely is possible.

Terkko Health X 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 10–12/2020 with weekly workshops
  • Followed by an incubation phase
  • 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 concept into action

More Information

Want to know more about Terkko Health X? Check out the blogs about the program and learn more about the workshops, mentors, last year’s alumni experience and the reasons to take part in the accelerator program. Also, feel free to send your questions our way:  After absorbing all this information click the button below and apply to Terkko Health X 2020!

Want  to learn even more about the accelerator batch 2019? Click here to learn more.

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.


Program is enabled by:


Application period
31.10. 10–17, 1.11. 10–17
Opening weekend
2.11. 17–20
Founder stories and Backcasting
5.11. 17–20
Treating Investors as a Type of Customers
9.11. 17–20
11.11. 17–20
Team Building
16.11. 17–20
18.11. 17–20
23.11. 16–20
Expert Sparring Night
25.11. 17–20
30.11. 17–20
Communications & Marketing
2.12. 17–20
7.12. 17–20
9.12. 17–20
Pitch Perfecting
11.12. 17–20

Rules & Application

  1. Application period for Terkko Health X is September 14th to October 18th 2020, and teams selected for the program will be notified on October 23rd.
  2. The program starts on October 31th and finishes on December 11th.
  3. After the accelerator program teams enter an incubation phase which continues after Christmas. During the incubation, the organiser provides the teams with support when needed.
  4. As a participant, your team commits to attend 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’s language is English.
  7. The program is free for all participants. Participants will not receive any fees from the organiser.
  8. The ideas and concepts 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 reserves the right to publish this material.
  10. Expert jury nominated by the organiser chooses the winners of the Semifinal and Final.

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

Workshop Mentors

Christian Lardot

Senior Business Advisor at Newco

Anna Ehrnrooth

Partner at Kaava

Tariq Hussain-Häkkinen

Partner at Kaava

Anna-Maria Henell

CEO & Co-founder at Disior

Petri Parvinen

Professor at University of Helsinki

Ekaterina Gianelli

Partner at Inventure

Mika Teikari

CEO at Success Clinic

Kari Klossner

Program Manager at Business Finland

Sampo Sammalisto

Program Manager at Business Finland

Tuomas Harju

Senior Startup Advisor at Business Finland

Walid Cheikh

Author of Pitching for Life

Alex Felman

Co-Founder and Executive Officer of Startup 42 Media

Matt Miller

Managing Director of the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars

The Crew

Ifeoma Kulmala

Project Manager

Maria Heinonen

Head of Program

Kiira Grönroos


Rashad Ismayilzada

Program and Collaborations

Tuuli Hongisto


Jonas Simberg

Visuals and Communications

Venla Parkkila

Head of Communications