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Ecosystems of Growth – Startup Your Healthbiz!

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Päiväys ja aika
25.05.2021 - 27.05.2021
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Welcome to Startup your Healthbiz, organised by City of Helsinki in cooperation with Upgraded – Health Startup Association of Finland, and Vertical!

Startup Your Healthbiz is a 3-day Business Idea Booster aimed at university researchers in the Greater Helsinki Area. However, the Day 1 talks are open to all who are interested in learning about the healthcare business sector.

During the series of talks hosted on Day 1, 25th of May, you will learn about running a startup within the Healthcare sector and how to take the next steps in starting your own Healthbiz venture.

The topics range from first-hand accounts from Healthtech founders, to practical advice on IP processes, succeeding at funding, and pitching. Each topic is presented by an expert in that field.

Additional program content for on the discussed topics is available for registered teams on Day 2 and 3 of the 3-Day Booster.

Talks and coaching/sparring sessions will be held via Microsoft Teams. Links will be sent to registered participants.

Please register for the event through the provided link.

Day 1: Program

9.00-9.10 Introduction to the day + Short overview on doing business in Health Tech

9.10-9.30 CEO Keynote from early stage startup

  • Tuomo Pentikäinen
    • Our journey form a Helsinki University lab to a preferred partner of the biggest pharma companies

9.30-10.15 Prerequisites for sound business operations: ”What is needed to succeed”

  • Customer segments, growth and scaling prospects
  • Novelty value and innovativeness of the business idea
  • What are the potential pitfalls?
  • What might go wrong?

10.15-11.00 Academic Research Commercialization at the University of Helsinki

  • Andrea Dichlberger from Helsinki Innovation Services
    • Patents, academic research commercialization
    • How the process works at the University of Helsinki?

11.00-12.00 Mastering the Health Tech Business: The Effect of Regulatory Compliance to Your Operations.

  • Heikki Pitkänen
    • Particularities of the Health Tech sector
    • The early regulatory principles fo any teamt
    • Quality standards
    • CE-marking
    • FDA approval

12.30-13.30 Building of the team

  • Oki Tåg
    • Skills and talenta mapping
    • Leading the team

13.30-14.15 How to get your startup funded

  • Touko Kontro, NewCo Helsinki
    • Financing the business; Public and private funding
    • How to succeed in funding

14.15-15.00 Succeeding in funding rounds

  • Touko Kontro, NewCo Helsinki
    • Importance of pitching
    • Information about pitching workshop
    • Building the pitch
    • Selling the idea to customer segments

15.00-16.00 Evaluation and revision of your business idea Lean Canvas

  • Oki Tåg
    • Minimum viable product & target product profile
    • Market and customer segment analysis/demand analysis

16.00-17.00 Contracts

  • Pasi Rautanen, KPMG
    • Partner contracts
    • Collective agreements
    • Reward and option contracts
    • Distribution agreements
    • Licensing

17.00-17.15 Health Incubator Helsinki

  • Christian Lardot, NewCo Helsinki
    • This is Health Incubator Helsinki and Terkko Health Club

17.15-17.30 Summary of the day + Introduction to Helsinki Business Ecosystem

  • Kaisu Sutinen, HCH

17.30-17.45 Closing of the day, introduction for the next day


*17.30 -17.45 Closing of the day, instructions for the next day

More information:

Please see the event pages.

The event is made possbile by 6Aika – Ecosystems of Growth project.