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Flashback to the Upgraded Health Networking in Slush

 

Flashback to the Upgraded Health Networking in Slush

Wrap-up and Photo gallery of speakers, panelists and startups participating in the event. 

The last day of November brought us a number of impressive health-related events during Slush 2016. For the second time, the Finnish health startup association HealthSPA organised the official health networking in the Engine Room. The goal was not only to discuss investing in health but also to bring together startups, investors, public organisations and companies interested in developing new technologies related to health.

This year the event was packed with 600+ people. It started with the welcoming words of  Hanna Vartia and Maria Nygård from HealthSPA.

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The event was hosted by Matthew Holt, who is best known as the author of The Health Care Blog and as Co-Chairman of Health 2.0.

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Why should we invest in healthcare now? How will this affect our lives in the next years?

A corporate perspective to investing in health was discussed during the panel with Peter Cuipers from IBM, Claudia Karnbach from Bayer, and Min-Sung Sean Kim from Allianz Ventures.

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Panel discussion with Ekaterina Gianelli (Investment Director, Inventure), Teemu Suna (CEO, Brainshake), Lars Jörnow (Founding partner, EQT Ventures) and Walter Masalin (Venture Capitalist, Nokia Growth Partners) focused on funding digital health.

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Oskari Kettunen, Managing partner at Reaktor Ventures, and Lauri Sippola, CEO & Founder of Netmedi, shared their vision of how to raise wise money in healthcare. Read the recap of the points discussed in the blogpost.

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Upgraded Health Networking event was supported by Fazer, Kalevala Innovation Lab and Netmedi.

Fazer is exploring the connections between nutrition and cognitive performance. The company is participating in different programmes, e.g. together with Vertical and other partners growing business ideas that support well-being and healthy lifestyles.

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Kalevala Innovation Lab combines health and wellness innovations with jewellery design experience to develop and create innovative digital services and functional jewellery.

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Netmedi develops human-centered digital solutions for healthcare. Their first product – Kaiku – is a communication tool for the cancer patients that allow them to communicate easily with health care teams.


27 health and wellness startups were given an opportunity to present themselves to the health community.

As CEO of Monidor (proper intravenous therapy for every patient with a small device) mentioned:

“We met people from almost every continent, many European countries, China, Japan, USA, Russia, India. It was great to have discussions with professionals and investors from different areas.”

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Tuomas Järvensivu, CTO at Lääkärihinta, commented on the networking opportunities.

“Every person walking into space was 100% relevant to us. Within the 1,5 hours of the event we settled more than 10 highly relevant and valuable follow-ups.”

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AEvice Health – development of medical technologies to manage chronic respiratory diseases.

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Carecode – communication software for healthcare professionals and patients.

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Cuckoo – play your butt off the chair!

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Firstbeat – body analytics for sports and wellbeing.

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Fjuul turns everyday into exercise!

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Klinik – Peace Of Mind, Cure On Time.

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Naava – Healthy indoor air – naturally.

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Nurse Buddy – cloud-based care management and communication tool for home care

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Pulse On – wearable Optical Heart Rate monitoring solutions

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Coronect – develops an innovative patent pending medical grade device.

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Heltti – digital and smart occupational healthcare for knowledge workers.

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Zenniz
 has developed the world’s first affordable tennis tracker.
Valo Motion Oy – augmented Climbing Wall.

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AquaQube – enables households to have control of their water quality.
DRD Biotech – diagnostic Reagents & Devices.
Juvic Inc. – Microneedle-systems for trans-dermal drug deliver.
Peppster – disruptive startup changing the way sport is planned and evaluated.
MedicSen – non-invasive Artificial Pancreas: AI (sensor based) + Chatbot + Needle-free patch.
Enigma – optical biosensor company building wearables to track and analyse blood analytes.
Ouraring – the world’s first wellness ring and app.
Amiko Digital Health – a real-world data & adherence improvement solution for chronic health.
Forciot – sensor based force IOT solutions & provide related integration service.
Perkit AB – an easy and fun way to motivate your team to a healthier lifestyle!
Brainshake Ltd – a blood analysis company enabling predictive healthcare.

 


Event programme:

15:00 Doors open and exhibition starts
15:15-15:20 Welcoming words // Hanna Vartia & Maria Nygård, HealthSPA
15:20-15:25 Moderator Matthew Holt, Health 2.0
15:25-15:40 Investing in Health: Corporate perspective // Min-Sung Sean Kim, Allianz Ventures, Claudia Karnbach, Bayer, Peter Cuipers, IBM
15:40-16:00 Funding digital health // Walter Masalin, Nokia Growth Partners, Lars Jörnow, EQT Ventures, Ekaterina Gianelli, Inventure, Teemu Suna, Brainshake
16:00-16:15 How to raise wise money in healthtech? // Oskari Kettunen, Reaktor Ventures,  Lauri Sippola, Netmedi
16:30 Doors close


 

HealthSPA team extends a huge THANK YOU to the speakers, startups and audience for attending the event and wishes to see you all very soon in Upgraded Life Festival! Mark 25-26.4.2017 in your calendars and stay tuned for updates.

Photos made by Martti Ronkainen

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