Apply by November 17th, 2017

Vertical and IBM will be scouting during the next months for the most promising startups in the health field. The selected teams will get the opportunity to participate in Vertical X IBM Fast Track.

In addition, the startup teams will get access to mentoring from the IBM team, their deep healthcare industry skills, as well as technical expertise, support with business planning and support in case of growing internationally. Apart from providing solid technology for start-ups to build their solution on, which otherwise might be quite expensive, cooperation with IBM will bring additional credibility and routes to market.

All startups developing solutions ready for the health and wellbeing industry (from medical down to wellbeing apps) and willing to cooperate with IBM are eligible to apply.

The key attention will be paid to the readiness of the solution/service/product, innovation, and potential to add value to IBM enterprise partners.

Want to work with IBM? Apply to the fast track here.


Key dates

We will accept the applications in two intakes:

deadline for the first intake –  November 17th

deadline for the second intake – December 17th.

Apply to the Fast Track here


ANY QUESTIONS? Get in touch.

Bogdana Gamburg

Bogdana Gamburg

Dealflow Manager

Sébastien Gianelli

Sébastien Gianelli

Head of Portfolio

When and how to apply?

Application intake will be conducted in two parts and will be closed on December 17th. the earlier you will apply – the earlier you might get a meeting with IBM executives. Interviews with startups will be scheduled throughout the whole application period.

Apply to the Fast Track here

When does it start, when does it end? Where would we be located?

The cooperation between your startup and IBM will be conducted on the terms you both agree on. However, the initial interviewing process will be held at the Vertical office in Helsinki.

Do we need to physically be re-located to Helsinki?

No, your physical presence is requested in Helsinki only for the interview with IBM. 

We are based abroad, can we still apply?

If you are interested in the Nordic market and planning to provide services/sell your devices in here – you could still consider to apply. Please note, we are not covering the travel cost for your interview.

Are you taking any equity from our company? Does it cost anything?

No, Vertical X IBM Fast Track is absolutely free of charge and equity free. 

How many startups are you selecting?

We are not limiting the intake of startups.