Solving Hard Problems in Healthcare. Startup Perspective.


Solving Hard Problems in Healthcare. Startup Perspective.

We are strong believers in digitalization and innovation in health. But what do actually medical doctors think about becoming entrepreneurs?

On Upgraded Life TALKS vol. 1 we gathered all the bright minds, starting from healthcare professionals and medical students, to startups and industry players, and talked about the future of healthcare and it’s current problems.


The outcome of the panel discussion was that medical professionals should get more involved into production and ideation of a new digital solutions in healthcare, and make a switch from a consumer mindsiet to entrepreneurial one. After the keynotes, all the participants will have a possibility to try themselves in the shoes of a health startup. Our friends, Helsinki Think Company have prepared a workshop which showed that if people from various industries speak for one hour, some great ideas might appear.


Our speakers:

taavi Taavi Saviauk, MD, MSc, CEO at Unitary Healthcare CEO at Unitary Healthcare. Taavi holds two degrees in engineering and medicine, which allows him to understand these two quite diverse worlds better. He is a clinician in emergency departments and as a general practitioner, as well as leader of a medical technology startup on a mission to make better tools for professionals.

alec-hellstro%cc%88m Alec Hellström calls himself a digital doctorpreneur. He is a medical student and co-founder of eMedi Innovations, which developed Lääkä  (“Doctorprice”), a web service where patients can easily find affordable healthcare online. Alec will share what pushed him from being a doctoral student to jump into the startup universe, where in under one year his company went through two accelerators and has won multiple prizes and awards.

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-10-35-49 Tuomas Louhelainen is a co-founder and CTO of Practigame.  And he believes that by making learning motivating and fun, Practigame makes an impact on people’s lives. Practigame is a startup that is changing the way we learn. Their main product is called CareMe, Virtual Reality game that enables efficient, safe and cost-effective learning for healthcare professionals.

Ron Liebkind, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer Minutkliniken (Sweden). Ron graduated from The University of Helsinki (MD, PhD program-HBGS) and is trained in both general medicine and neurology. He also has a long experience in both clinical and basic research.Here he speaks as a alumni from the faculty of medicine and as a founder and former CEO of Minutkliniken in Sweden where he is currently Chief Medical Officer. He is also advisor to both biomedical startups and more established healthtech companies.

Time: 27.09.2016, 16:00 – 19:30 (the program begins at 16:30)


16:00 Doors open
16:30 Welcoming words
16:50 Keynotes
17:20 Panel discussion / Q & A
17:40 Break
18:00 Workshop: From problem to solution and commercialization
19:00 Closing words and Networking
19:30 Doors close

Location: Haartmaninkatu 8, Biomedicum, Helsinki Think Company premises

Registration link + Facebook event

More info: Upgarded Life TALKS vol.2, vol.3 etc.

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The event is organised by Finnish Health Startup Association Health SPA with the support of Uudenmaan Liitto (Helsinki and Uusimaa Regional Council) and service design agency Hellon



This event is the result of collaboration with Helsinki Think Company – Thinktank by Helsinki University.


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