A Grid team, 31.1.2019

A New Era of Health Talks

Health powered by A Grid, Health Capital Helsinki, NewCo Helsinki, Terkko Health Hub and Upgraded are joining forces to create a series of Health Talks events, focusing on the contemporary and future topics relevant to health and life science entrepreneurship and innovations. Through this cooperation the organisers wish to provide more interesting content in a centralised way, so that startups wouldn’t have to use their energy trying to spot the interesting events from different channels.

We aim to provide the health and life science ecosystem a variety of high-quality events under one Health Talks brand. The events can include workshops, keynotes, training sessions, reversed pitching or more relaxed networking – however we want each event to bring concrete added value to the participants” explains Christian from NewCo Helsinki.

All of the stakeholders have their different strengths and focuses, so for us it’s only natural that we work together instead of trying to compete over the participants and risking having overlapping topics” says Rashad from Terkko Health Hub. “We have already been working together in the background and marketing each other’s events – so this joint brand is also about streamlining our own operations” says Hanna from Health Capital Helsinki.

By working together, we aim to be the leading event brand within the health startup ecosystem. This cooperation started from the capital region, but we’re happy to welcome other cities to join as well!” explains Leigh from A Grid.  

“During this spring we will already host one Health Talks event in Tampere HealthHUB, and we hope to also share the Health Talks through live streaming, so startups from all over the world can take part” says Sara from Upgraded.

The first Health Talks event is IPR Strategy for Health Startups, which will take place on January 31st 2019 at Terkko Health Hub. After that, Health Talks will be arranged approximately once a month, usually at Terkko Health Hub but also at different locations around the capital region and Finland. You can find out about the upcoming events on the Facebook channels of our organizations – A Grid, NewCo Helsinki, Terkko Health Hub, Upgraded.

For more information about Health Talks, please contact

Leigh Ewin
Health powered by A Grid

Hanna Ala-Hongisto
Health Capital Helsinki

Christian Lardot
NewCo Helsinki
christian.lardot@hel.fi /  09 310 36 584
otto.heikkila@hel.fi /  09 310 36 143

Rashad Ismayilzada
Terkko Health Hub

Sara Härmälä
sara@upgraded.fi / 040-5897819