Out of 9 teams, the two winners were Migrevention, the first fully digital headache clinic in the world and VEIL.AI that helps healthcare actors utilize valuable data in ways that were not possible before.
“It was great to see how exciting and advanced health startups there are on both sides of the Gulf. Of course, it feels good to win in this kind of competition. But even more, I see this as an opportunity to support and friendly spar each other. This event also made it clear how important it is to have organizations like Health Capital Helsinki, Health Incubator Helsinki and Health Founders,” said Tuomo Pentikäinen from VEIL.AI.
“Migrevention team is grateful for the opportunity to take part in Health Founders Accelerator’s and Health Incubator Helsinki’s joint Demo Day. The event was a unique opportunity to introduce our idea of changing migraine management to an audience interested in health. We are honored to be selected as one of the winners by the expert jury. Above all, it shows the impact of the health care problem we are solving and the urgent need for the solution,” added Katrina Laks from Migrevention.
Innovative solution to global healthcare issues
The teams were judged by an international panel of experts Dr Joseph Mocanu (Verge HealtTech Fund), Rocco van den Berg (Philips Ventures), Riku Seppälä (Icebreaker VC) and Juha Paakkola (Health Capital Helsinki). The jury appreciated the chance to see so many high-quality, innovative startups choosing to focus on serious, unaddressed problems in healthcare that affect millions of people around the world.
“Health Economy Demo Day 2021 was a great kick off for collaboration between Helsinki and Tallinn health startup ecosystems. Many of the companies pitching presented new ways to help patients and healthcare on a global scale,” concluded Juha Paakkola, Health Capital Helsinki.