Vertical health accelerator

We're the #health, #wellness & #sports accelerator. Applications for our Fall batch open until 31.7



Vertical is a startup accelerator that is solely focused on health technologies and smart life. The accelerator program is run twice a year for 4 months at a time. Each time up to 15 early stage companies within health technology, wellness, bioscience and nutrition is chosen for the program. 

The accelerator offers companies an environment where to develop and grow their business: together with selected partners, the accelerator offers members a co-working space, a training program which focuses on going from minimum viable product to minimum meaningful product, organizing of financing, assistance, and connections within marketing and international product distribution.
Organization founded in Finland. Since January/2015.


  • Market preferences:
  • Others:
    • Looking for SEED/EARLY/GROWTH stage
    • Funds up to 150K€ into the most promising companies of each batch.
    • Equity taken: The 4-month acceleration is provided at no cost to you and your startup. Vertical simply retains the first option to take an investment in your company with a small discount after the program.
    • Program lasts: 4 months + 2 months of free co-working space.
    • Partners: So you get to develop your thinking and your product alongside experts from some of the world’s leading companies – for example, Samsung and Sonera’s dedicated healthcare teams, Amer Sports sports experts, Fazer’s nutrition and food professionals and medical doctors and nurses from the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa among others.
    • Mentors: Own hand-picked international team of over 180 mentors will work closely with you every step of the way.
    • Training: Our 4-month program will help your startup to develop, validate and benchmark your product, and find the right partners for growth. It’s been created to focus on growth and scalability, applying our best-practice thinking in design, user experience, distribution and customer acquisition.
    • Co-working space: Vertical startups benefit from co-working with us at our space in the Otaniemi campus area — the center of innovation in technology in Finland. Our commitment to you includes a space equipped with all modern facilities, surrounded by a truly buzzing digital health community to inspire and engage you.
    • Team required: At least one person to attend the program in Finland. It does not need to be all the time the same person.


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