Funds up to 150K per team
Takes 0-15% equity
Offers 9 Mentors
Funds 30 startups per year
Markets Biotech Hardware Health/Medical Internet of Things Sports +33
Invests in Europe Eastern Europe Albania Austria Belarus 42 more
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Our 4-month program will help your startup to develop, validate and benchmark your product, and find the right partners for growth.

It’s been created to focus on growth and scalability, applying our best-practice thinking in design, user experience, distribution and customer acquisition.

You’ll get to develop & work hand by hand with some of the most innovative teams in the world such as Samsung and Sonera’s dedicated healthcare teams, Amer Sports’ brands fitness and sport experts, Fazer food professionals and healthcare providers from the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS).

Of course, lean startup methodologies and metrics that may be familiar from other sources are also used, but the difference with Vertical is that our own hand-picked international team of over 180 mentors will work closely with you every step of the way.
Vertical startups benefit from co-working with us at our space in the Otaniemi campus area — the center of innovation in technology in Fi...
Our 4-month program will help your startup to develop, validate and benchmark your product, and find the right partners for growth.

It’s been created to focus on growth and scalability, applying our best-practice thinking in design, user experience, distribution and customer acquisition.

You’ll get to develop & work hand by hand with some of the most innovative teams in the world such as Samsung and Sonera’s dedicated healthcare teams, Amer Sports’ brands fitness and sport experts, Fazer food professionals and healthcare providers from the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS).

Of course, lean startup methodologies and metrics that may be familiar from other sources are also used, but the difference with Vertical is that our own hand-picked international team of over 180 mentors will work closely with you every step of the way.
Vertical startups benefit from co-working with us at our space in the Otaniemi campus area — the center of innovation in technology in Finland. Our commitment to you includes a space equipped with all modern facilities, surrounded by a truly buzzing digital health community to inspire and engage you.

We also organize events and healthtech gatherings and showcases in the space, giving you the chance to meet international investors and guests regularly.

Working with Vertical means you benefit from direct access to industry insight, cutting edge technology, and global market outreach. So you get to develop your thinking and your product alongside experts from some of the world’s leading companies such as Samsung, Sonera, Amer Sports, Fazer and the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) among others.

We believe our partners are the best and most effective in the world at bringing to market life-changing products.

By the end of the program we invest up to 150 000€ in the most promising startups.
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Staff

Bogdana Gamburg
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Bogdana Gamburg Dealflow Coordinator Associate at Vertical
Kenneth Salonius
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Kenneth Salonius Head of Operations Co-founder at Vertical accelerator. Healthcare entrepreneur.
Paolo Borella
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Paolo Borella CEO I'm Co-founder of Vertical, advise Corporates and Start-ups to succeed delivering innovation.
Sebastien Gianelli
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Sebastien Gianelli Head of Portfolio
Hani Tarabichi
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Hani Tarabichi Passionate about inclusive innovative co-design process in distressed communities. All about making a difference, making an impact.
Henri Harmia
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Mike Bradshaw
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Mike Bradshaw Helping people get their pitches from abysmal to bad since 2010
Tapio Siik
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Timo Heikkilä
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Timo Heikkilä Digital health enthusiast
Vikki Noreila
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Vikki Noreila Suvi Haimi
Will Cardwell
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Will Cardwell Advisor & Mentor Currently, I wear a few hats. I am a partner in Courage Ventures, a seed funding and lean startup training company.

Startups/Companies

Investors

Riku Asikainen
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Tapio Siik
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Will Cardwell
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Will Cardwell Currently, I wear a few hats. I am a partner in Courage Ventures, a seed funding and lean startup training company.