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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:


Healthcare, Wellness, Big Data in Health, Quantified Self


Digital Health Devices You Wear


Internet of Things, Connected health devices

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Think of us as partners on the same journey.

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.

Our partnerships.
Your most valuable resource.

We are not alone, industry leaders will be part of the journey too. We choose them carefully for you because we believe they will have a key role in your success. They are the best in their fields and share your interest in bringing to market products that will change the way we live. They will provide you with their best access to industry insight, cutting edge technology and global market outreach.

Main Partner


Samsung is the largest consumer electronics company in the world. The partnership brings the startups of Vertical Accelerator a unique go-to-market opportunity and access to the latest technologies within mobile and wearables.


Sonera is part of the TeliaSonera Group, the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic countries, with more than 180 million customers around the globe. It goes without saying, that communications is a key element of mobile health and smart home.

Amer Sports

Amer Sports is a sporting goods company with internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’teryx, Mavic, Suunto and Precor. The company’s technically advanced sports equipment, footwear and apparel improve performance and increase the enjoyment of sports and outdoor activities.


HUS – The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa – is a Joint Authority formed by 24 municipalities. The aim is to offer patients in all member municipalities a timely and equal access to specialized medical care.

Functioning as part of HUS, Helsinki University Hospital HUH is nationally responsible for treating severe and rare illnesses and ones calling for special expertise and technology.

Ingram Micro

Ingram Micro is the largest full service logistic group in the world. The company will serve as content partner and provide their know-how on global markets for the start-ups.

City of Espoo

Espoo is the second largest city in Finland and a significant hub of innovative companies. Several major companies are based in Espoo, including Nokia, Orion Corporation and Rovio.

University of Jyväskylä

With more than 450 researchers and sports specialists in this domain, Jyväskylä is leading center of sports research and education in Northern Europe and World-recognized hub of academic education and research excellence in sports.


Eversheds Attorneys Ltd is one of Finland’s leading full service law firms with a nationwide coverage of six offices. The company is part of the international law firm Eversheds, which is one of the largest of its kind in the world.

EIT Digital

EIT Digital is one of the first Knowledge and Innovation Communities set up by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. The partnership with EIT Digital brings the startups of Vertical a unique channel to the other European countries.

City of Helsinki

Helsinki is a world class business and innovation centre. Helsinki is the nation’s capital where services run smoothly and decision making is transparent and science, arts and creativity flourish.

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Metropolia is Finland’s largest university of applied sciences, educates the professionals of tomorrow in the fields of health care and social services, business, and technology.


Mariachi is a full-service prototyping and electronics contract manufacturing partner, with a spearhead focus on medical and IT solutions. They have developed for example ultrasound scanners, tonometers and a vision testing system. ISO 13485? No problem, these guys can handle it.

Academic Work

Academic Work is a successful employment and recruitment agency specializing in young professionals. Academic Work offers part-time and full-time staffing services as well as recruitment services in a variety of fields.


MediHelsinki is specialized in helping healthcare and healthtech companies grow. MediHelsinki designs online visibility strategies that convert visitors into satisfied customers. They provide analyses of online demand and audience online behavior.


Vastavirta believes that every Brand and organization can be interesting. They
believe in challenging the average.
They guide organizations and brands to
think, act, and communicate in an interesting way.
Their magic makes their clients Brands interesting.

Access to finance partners

We have partnered up with experienced investors from around Europe to bring you closer to the next round.

Co-working space partners

We host a large co-working space for our startups in the capital region of Helsinki. This would not be possible without our partners who support us in maintaining the space.