startup accelerator

We help startups and enterprises accelerate health & happiness ideas

OUR FAVOURITE INDUSTRIES

Health, wellness, and happy living

We all want increased health and a happier life. We believe that services based on innovation in healthcare, wellness, big data in health, and the quantified self are those with the most immediate impact on how we live today.

We are also specialists with wide and deep experience in the following sectors:

PREVENTATIVE

DIAGNOSTIC

THERAPEUTIC

Mental Health

MONITORING

Sport

Be part of our health innovation network

 

Vertical is constantly looking to support and collaborate with young, trend-setting entrepreneurs and teams to evolve their health, wellness, wearable and smart home ideas for increased health and a happier life. These are our favorite industries:

Strategic partners

Mentors network

Api

Go to market

Devices

Merket insights

Distribution

Testbeds

Pilots

Strategy

Marketing

Service design

Design thinking

Brand development

Pitching

Financial

+180 Industry experts

Co-creation

Acceleration

Vertical Startups

Innovation speed

Is that you?  Take a look at Vertical Accelerator program

Our team

WHO WE ARE

Think of us as partners on the same journey

The Vertical founders united after acquiring hands-on, long-time expertise in product design, early-stage venturing and building companies of 1500+ people. We’ve helped build dozens of companies and created services that make millions of people’s lives a little better every day.

To make sure you have the best support we also teamed up with other experts. They work with your team as mentors, whether you need medical experts, serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors or other professionals to provide you with the best help and network out there.

Meet the Vertical team and mentors

Kenneth Salonius

OPERATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Vertical accelerator

Christian Lindholm

INNOVATION ACTIVITIES

Vertical accelerator

Sebastien Gianelli

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Vertical accelerator

Paolo Borella

CEO, HEAD OF PROGRAM

Vertical accelerator

Aki Karjalainen

MENTOR

Sports, Health, Wellness Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences University of Jyväskylä

Alex Sozonoff

Mentor

Chairman FlyVictor.com

Andreas Heiner

MENTOR

Researcher, Health and Wellbeing

Jon Bradford

Mentor

MD at TechStars, CoFounder of f6s and tech.eu

Steve Graham

MENTOR

Creative direction, Design

Tapani Jokinen

MENTOR

Design veteran

Sergio Palomo

MENTOR

Designer CoFounder of Hone

Anita Navaratam

MENTOR

Managing Director Sygeny Ltd | Digital Health Collaborator & Connector | Health Commercialization

Anna Ehrnrooth

Mentor

CEO Special Expertise in EU Regulatory Impacts

Fabian Sepulveda

MENTOR

Business Model Development, Customer Development, Pitch Training, Venture Capital Investor, Courage Ventures

Jaakko Salminen

Mentor

Chairman Finnish Business Angel Network

Juha Ruohonen

MENTOR

Drill Sergeant at Startup Sauna, Partner at Superhero Capital

Lars Buch

Mentor

MD, Startupbootcamp Mobile

Kai Öistämö

MENTOR

Experienced Executive and Investor

Ekaterina Gianelli

MENTOR

Investor Director, Inventure

Melanie Wendland

MENTOR

Service Design, Health and Development, Maternal Health, Digital Design, Design for Care, Co-design

William Cardwell

MENTOR

Venturing Strategy and Finance, Venture Capital, International Go-To-Market, Physical and Digital Networking, Pitch training, Social media marketing

Olli Riikkala

MENTOR

Experienced medical business professional

Mikko Moilainen

MENTOR

President, Suunto Member of Amer Sports Executive Board

Micke Paqvalen

MENTOR

Investor Founder, CEO Kiosked

Jonatan Hedberg

MENTOR

Design Consultant Visual Identity & User Experience

Ari Tulla

MENTOR

Co-founder and CEO BetterDoctor