Meet the HealthSPA team


Meet the HealthSPA team

During the past year our team has been growing nicely, so now after the summer we thought it’s a good opportunity to introduce who's behind all the newsletters, e-mails, tweets and events. The growth of the team has made it possible for us to increase our activities and boost the ecosystem even more!

At the moment we have three ladies working full-time at the office in Otaniemi – Hanna, Bogdana and Maria. Every day is full of excitement including meetings with new startups and partners, plus planning the upcoming Upgraded Life Festival 2017 and other events. The fantastic support team behind the HealthSPA trio are the founders Sebastien, Kenneth and Christian, who have been helping HealthSPA to flourish since 2012.

Hanna Vartia, Main Coordinator, ULF Producer @HannaVartia
Hanna has a background in health sciences and economics, and she gets excited from health improving innovations and startups. She holds strong skills in project management and collaboration building, and has been the event producer of Upgraded Life Festival since 2015. On her free time Hanna is a passionate rock climber and outdoor enthusiast.

Bogdana Gamburg, Coordinator @JustGamburg
Communications, marketing and event management professional, who lived in four different countries and strives in multicultural environment. She can make things happen and gets people moving. In her free time Bogdana is an active team member and an Events Lead at the Helsinki branch of the international organisation Girls in Tech.

Maria Nygård, Coordinator @MariaaNygard
Maria’s background is in sport and health sciences, event planning and economics. Ambitious and creative ideas has led to working with organizing Upgraded Life Festival and other exciting projects during the year.

Sebastien Gianelli, Co-founder, contributor @SGianelli
Sebastien has passion for creating new businesses and developing existing ones. He enjoys helping entrepreneurs build successful stories.

Kenneth Salonius, Co-founder, contributor @KSalonius
Kenneth is a serial entrepreneur in the healthcare field. He was nominated one of top-three economics students in Finland during his Master’s Studies.

Christian Lindholm, Co-founder, contributor @CLindholm
Christian builds a wearable business Koru and is passionate about simplicity, good design, digital health, topics he speaks about frequently. More than 20 years experience in mobile and digital with Fjord, Yahoo and Nokia.

ULF16 volunteers

In addition to the core team we have close to 100 volunteers yearly who are our most important resource and make our events possible. These happy faces you can mainly see at Upgraded Life Festival, but we do also have helpers and interns dropping in around the year. We are grateful to notice that the health community is this united, committed and active!

At the moment HealthSPA is stronger than ever and we strive to continue the increase our activities for the support of the community. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and if you have any questions, suggestions, thoughts or want to be a part of our community, please feel free to contact us or stop by for a coffee at our office.

Did you get excited about our community? Guess what, we are HIRING! Check details from here.


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