Innovation Consultant

Do you want your work to have real impact?

Are you an expert at helping startups accelerate their market entry, and do you have a strong connection to the startup ecosystem? Do you love speeding up innovation in the corporate and government sectors? Would you be excited to use your experience and skills from the startup world to develop the ways of working in large, established organizations? If so, we’d love to meet you!

Vertical is looking for an Innovation Consultant to be part of our international startup accelerator programs, public-private innovation projects, and business design for government-sponsored consortia. If you have experience in these areas and want to take on exciting challenges, this might be the job for you!

Hiring: Innovation Consultant

The skills and experience we're looking for

  • Experience in facilitating startup-corporate innovation
  • Experience in planning and running accelerators and/or incubators
  • Experience in facilitating public-private collaboration
  • Knowledge of the Helsinki/Finnish startup ecosystem and key stakeholders
  • Knowledge and interest in the Nordic & international startup ecosystems
  • Access to startup mentors in various fields
  • Understanding of and access to the most prominent funding mechanisms in Finland (VCs, government funds, corporate funds)
  • Most importantly, you should be someone who has one hand on the pulse of the innovation ecosystem and enjoys bringing all the various parties together
  • You must be fluent in English, and fluency in Finnish is also preferred

What this job consists of

  • Planning and running accelerators for startups
  • Startup mentoring and pitch training
  • Matchmaking between startups and corporates and facilitating their cooperation
  • Planning and running upskilling programs for corporates and other stakeholders
  • Customer / stakeholder engagement throughout the accelerator process (getting to know their needs, getting buy-in, getting the right people to the room, and more)
  • Planning, scoping and project delivery
  • Proposal writing and sales

We offer you

  • Complex, meaningful work in a fast-changing environment
  • Good salary, benefits, and financial incentives
  • Work-life balance, flexibility in different life situations, and a caring, diverse environment
  • Inspiring office space at Maria01, a centrally located hub for young innovative companies
  • End-to-end involvement, from sales to proposal to delivery to re-sales
  • Responsibility from Day One – everything from decision-making power to accountability for your actions
  • Positive real-world impact on individuals and society in a myriad of measurable ways

About Vertical

From our origins as a healthtech accelerator, we have expanded to global innovation programs in several sectors and for years have been one of the Nordic region’s leading accelerators. Public-private collaboration and speeding up innovation in corporations and government-sponsored organizations alike are part of our core work. While we work in many areas, we keep particularly close to the healthcare sector, and are a fast-growing consulting partner to the healthcare industry and particularly pharmaceutical companies.

Please send your CV/portfolio to Kenneth Salonius, our CEO: If you have questions contact Kenneth by email or at +358 50 517 2348.

More details?

Please get in touch with Kenneth Salonius if you should have any questions or if you need more details.

Kenneth Salonius

Strategy | Collaboration | Sales
+358 50 517 2348