Global health innovation company StartUp Health is expanding globally with the launch of StartUp Health Finland in partnership with Finpro’s Team Finland Health growth program. The partnership will further both organizations’ missions, to grow and scale the next generation of businesses and strengthen Finland’s position as a digital health leader.
StartUp Health Finland Overview
StartUp Health Finland will focus on coaching and supporting the emerging ecosystem of Finnish entrepreneurs and integrating them directly into StartUp Health’s global platform to provide ongoing access to investors, expertise and commercialization opportunities around the world.
StartUp Health Finland will co-locate in the Health Innovation Village at GE in Helsinki’s ‘Silicon’ Vallila district and host regular programming and community events for entrepreneurs, innovators and healthcare transformers. To kick off the program in Finland, it will select five Finnish health tech startups to invite into the StartUp Health Academy, its long-term entrepreneurial coaching program and community designed to scale and grow early stage health tech companies.
StartUp Health Finland will provide selected entrepreneurs access to a multi-year program that includes:
– direct access to StartUp Health’s global platform including StartUp Health Academy, StartUp Health Network and Healthcare Transformer peer community
– ongoing coaching and mentoring in Finland and the US
– market access to key US and global healthcare stakeholders including StartUp Health’s global network of 30,000 investors, customers and experts
– a collaborative network that includes Team Finland Health and Finpro infrastructure co-working space in the Health Innovation Village at GE
– a pathway for startups from around the globe to leverage Finland as a world-class test bed for digital health innovation
“We’re thrilled to launch StartUp Health Finland and partner with Team Finland Health, Finpro and the entire community of corporate leaders and health organizations to help build the global ecosystem of Healthcare Transformers,” said Steven Krein, co-founder and CEO of StartUp Health in an official statement. “Finland is a healthcare pioneer and has the unique ingredients required for groundbreaking digital health innovation to thrive: cutting edge health innovation, mobile and digital leadership, a collaborative environment and a growing entrepreneurial energy.”
Finland has long been recognized for technological innovation dating back to the founding of Nokia, Suunto, Polar and more recently through the launch of Rovio Entertainment, Jolla, Beddit and Supercell. Driving one of the world’s most progressive healthcare environments has been significant investments in infrastructure, R&D, and innovation initiatives, and support for companies and university spin offs; all to further advance Finland’s burgeoning position as a leading digital health country.
“One of the challenges for young entrepreneurs in Finland is getting access to global commercialization opportunities and investors around the world. The collaboration with StartUp Health will bridge this gap,” said Eero Toivainen, Program Director of Team Finland Health / Finpro.
For more information or to apply visit StartUpHealth.com/Finland.