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We're the digital health, wellness, and sports startup accelerator
About the program
Thank you for your interest in Vertical accelerator!
Vertical is a Helsinki based accelerator that solely focuses on health, wellness and sport technologies and solutions. We look for both B2B and B2C business, whether it is a wearable device, a SaaS, a mobile app or a IoT solution, we want to help you succeed.
We offer you a 4 month program that will ignite your venture. In short, we’ll help you build and validate your product and find distribution partners for growth. At the end of our program we invest up to 150 000€ in the most promising startups that are participating in the accelerator.
With our industry leading partner companies (Samsung, Sonera, Amer Sports, Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa) we offer direct access to industry insight, cutting edge technology and global market outreach. We also have hand-picked a team of over 150 experts that will offer your team day-to-day mentorship and the best network out there.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Head of Portfolio, Co-founder
Instructions to apply
Our selection process comes in 3 phases:
Phase 1 - You must complete at least the Part 'A', 'B', 'C, 'E' of the application form.
Phase 2 - Teams selected will be invited to complete the Part 'D' of the application form. (Note that if you wish you can submit this at one go with phase 1)
Phase 3 - The most promising 20 teams will participate in a selection event in Helsinki with our partners and key mentors. The event will take place on the 17th of August.
We encourage you to keep your application short and simple. Avoid complicated jargon and make it easy to read.
We strive to enable you have business with our partners and this form offers you a chance to propose some collaboration. This is an important part of your potential acceptance to our program.
Oh yeah, one more thing! Do not leave it to the last minute. The earlier you submit it the more time we have to review it at length :)
Best of luck, you are just few clicks away to get ignited!
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