Startup support


HealthSPA is Finland’s most advanced health and happiness startup ecosystem booster. We are a non-profit organization supporting the growth of early-stage companies by creating important contacts with industry, investors, media and industry experts.

Our bold goal is to put Finland on the world map when it comes to health. The industry thrives on cooperation and we create events and link people together to enable matchmaking. Our activities are mostly visible through different kinds of events. The largest one of these is Upgraded Life Festival which is the biggest health tech startup event in the Nordics. In 2015 we had close to 1 000 participants and 70 exhibitors.

We are looking for collaborators who are interested in Finnish health and wellness startups as well as the related ecosystem in Finland. We have developed broad networks in this field, especially when it comes to startups. We're always open to new ideas and suggestions related to our events and other collaboration projects.

Don’t hesitate to contact us!

Team profiles

Hanna Vartia, Main Coordinator, Upgraded Life Festival Producer
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 partnership building, and has been the event producer of Upgraded Life Festival since 2015.

Bogdana Gamburg, Coordinator
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
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
Sebastien has passion for creating new businesses and developing existing ones. He enjoys helping entrepreneurs build successful stories.

Kenneth Salonius, Co-founder, contributor
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
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.

Contact information:

Tekniikantie 2, 02150 Espoo FINLAND
Twitter: @HealthSPAfi

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