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Health Incubator Helsinki welcomes 9 promising health startups

Health Incubator Helsinki is a long-term incubator program driving transformation of health innovation, research findings and expertise into international business, and attracting new talent and companies to Helsinki. Health Incubator Helsinki is the only long-term incubator program in the Nordics focusing solely on health. Nine health and life sciences startups with great growth potential have been selected to join the Health Incubator Helsinki program.

After interviews, the following startup companies were selected for the program: Corle Oy, Fepod Oy, Karsa Oy, Lapsi Health B.V, Moncyte, NADMED Oy, Olo (by Nature Solutions Oy), Probiont Oy and Sonai Health Oy.

“During the selection process, we emphasised the companies’ high growth potential, team dedication and high business scalability to international markets,” says Christian Lardot, Health Incubator Helsinki Leader.

“We look forward to working with the teams to support them with their growth plans,” says Lardot.

Up to 3 years of individually tailored coaching for the startups

The nine selected startups started their journey at Health Incubator Helsinki in April 2022. The program begins with a two-month onboarding period that aims to provide all teams with the elementary information and a good starting point to start scaling up their businesses. The first months’ trainings cover topics such as getting funding, team building, sales, creating the pitch deck, building the business and financial plan, regulatory issues, and intellectual property.

Health Incubator Helsinki provides an individual approach, offering up to three years of coaching and mentoring tailored for the needs of each startup. According to the startups previously selected for the program, the most valuable aspects have been getting support in securing financing, peer support, contacts with investors and access to the Helsinki Metropolitan health ecosystem. 

The selected companies are provided with modern office and co-working facilities at Terkko Health Hub in Meilahti campus area, Helsinki, in close proximity of HUS Helsinki University Hospital. Apart from a minor fee for the office space the incubator services are free for the participants, and no equity is taken.

Health startups, be in touch!

“We would like to encourage interested startups and researchers to be in touch with us as we are continuously looking for new growth companies,” says Christian Lardot.

Health Incubator Helsinki started operations with the first batch of startups in 2020. The incubator is a needed part of the continuum where the City of Helsinki supports startups and research-based teams from universities and SPARK Finland to develop their health and life sciences innovations towards becoming growth companies. The incubator is a joint effort by the City of Helsinki and University of Helsinki, and it is provided in partnership with Health Capital Helsinki.

For its third program, Health Incubator Helsinki received in total 19 high-quality applications representing a wide range of health-related businesses. Majority of the applications came from Finland.

Read more about the starups here.

What is Health Incubator Helsinki?
Health Incubator Helsinki is a comprehensive incubator program in Finland for research-based, early-stage teams and startups operating in the health sector. The incubator, initiated by the City of Helsinki and the University of Helsinki, and operating in close co-operation with Health Capital Helsinki, started operations in 2020. There are now 32 health startups participating in the incubator programs. Read more:

What is Health Capital Helsinki?

Health Capital Helsinki is building the greatest health capital by developing the Helsinki Metropolitan health ecosystem, boosting the growth of innovation-driven startups and helping international investors and corporations find their opportunities and partners in Finland. Read more:

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