A bit less than a month ago, we announced the partnership with Health Startup Association of Finland – HealthSPA and Girls in Tech Helsinki for a Women & Healthtech track at this year’s Upgraded Life Festival.  

Together, with this Women & Healthtech track, we aim to enhance the visibility of women in the health sector, raise awareness of the femtech and other health products developed by women and introduce role models  for both women and men.  By role models we understand entrepreneurs, investors, ecosystem shakers, academic and/or medical experts working and making an impact in the health industry.

The Women & Healthtech track is part of Upgraded Life Festival conference and attendees must own a the conference tickets in order to participate.

Today, we are very proud to reveal the program as well as the name of our first speakers.


Date & Time: April 26, 2017 – 08:15am -10:30am

Location: Biomedicum, Haartmaninkatu 8 00290 Helsinki

Important: Please kindly note that even though the breakfast is fully booked at the moment, the rest of the track( keynote, panel and fireside chat) is open for everybody.

08:15 – 9:00

Women & Healthtech Informal Networking Breakfast supported by Microsoft Flux (FULLY BOOKED) – Lecture Room 3
9:00 – 9:10 Welcoming Words & Introduction to Women & Healtech Track-Red Stage
Ana-Belén Abundio Femenía, Bogdana Gamburg, Heta Hytönen – Vertical accelerator & Girls in Tech Helsinki
Maria Nygård – HealthSPA
9:10 – 9:30 Keynote Speaker – The role & impact of women in the health sector
Minna Hendolin, Director, Strategy and Innovations – ‎University of Turku
9:30 – 9:55 Panel discussion – Femtech : Trends & Opportunities
Moderator: Ana-Belén Abundio Femenía, Program Manager, Vertical accelerator
Leena Niemistö, Board Executive, Angel Investor, Advisor – ‎Pihlajalinna Oyj
Heli Kurjanen, CEO, Lunette Oy
Angela Maragna, Managing Director, One HealthTech
Hans Raffauf, Co-founder and COO, Clue
9:55 – 10:20 Fireside chat: Wearables & Health
Interviewer:Hanna Vartia, Director, HealthSPA
Krista Jäntti, Lead Designer, Lead Designer at Reaktor, Design Partner at Reaktor Ventures
Niina Venho, CEO & Co-founder, Moodmetric
10:15 – 10: 30 End of session & Networking


We will announce additional speakers, a round table as well as the bases for competing for the “Upgraded Life Festival Most Promising woman-led startup 2017 award” in the coming weeks.

See you at Upgraded Life Festival.

Bogdana, Heta and Ana-Belén

on behalf of the Vertical team-



Ana-Belén Abundio Femenía

Program Manager, Vertical


Bogdana Gamburg

Dealflow Manager, Vertical