“It’s been very helpful to find out why we’ve failed before, and how to go on now.”

Kim Kreutz, CEO, YuScale

“Vertical is like the best business school ever, where you get to work on your real business”

Kinga Trybusz, CMO, Kcalmar

“Vertical has helped us to stop and think what the market needs, and how to produce a minimum meaningful solution”

Philippe Santraine, CEO, Newolo

“The top notch Vertical mentor network has expertise in design and global operation, just what we needed.”

Petteri Hirvonen, COO, Klinik

“Finland is an innovation hub and Vertical offers great possibilities for building international experience”

Sara Del Vecchio, Pedius

Want to work with Startups or attend the Vertical Accelerator Program?

Startup driven innovation

Vertical functions as your outsourced startup collaboration partner. We are your main point-of-contact to startup companies, allowing you to focus on the most value-adding parts of working with startups.

We help you find the most suitable startup partners and empower your experts to work in collaboration with the best entrepreneurs. When you’re ready to take new products and services to market, we are the needed glue between your needs and the startups offering, helping you to work with startup companies to take life-changing solutions to market.

We offer learning and innovation services, ranging from enabling you to engage with startups and learn how entrepreneurs think, to cooperation services helping you to facilitate hands-on cooperation between corporates and startups.

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Consumer devices

Samsung is the largest consumer electronics company in the world. The partnership brings the startups of Vertical accelerator a unique global 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, and Sonera will be opening their IoT platform for Vertical startups.

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. Amer Sport’s cutting edge R&D will be collaborating with Vertical startups.

Fazer is an international family-owned company offering quality bakery, confectionery, biscuit and grain products as well as food and café services. Fazer operates in eight countries and exports to more than 40 countries. Fazer’s mission is to create taste sensations. The company’s success, ever since its establishment in 1891, has been based on the best product and service quality, beloved brands, the passion of its skilful people and the company’s responsible ways of working. Fazer offers Vertical program startups access to deep consumer and market insight as well as nutritional expertise.

HUS – The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa – is a Joint Authority formed by 24 municipalities and 22 hospitals. 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. HUS offers Vertical startups world leading medical product testbeds.

Access to services partners

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

Access to financial 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.


When it comes to helping corporations work with startups,
Vertical has been there and done that.

Contact us, and we’ll go through how we can help you!

Kenneth Salonius
Co-founder, Partnerships
+358 50 517 2348