Venue: Tahko Piazza, 2nd floor Organizer: Kuopio Health Co-op. Date: 03.04.2024 Time: 16:00 - 18:00

🤝 Are you a health startup, R2B team, investor, entrepreneur, or other health enthusiast? Kuopio Health side event @Tahko SLP is for you and offers a great opportunity to meet and network with like-minded people and is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet investors interested particularly in the health sector 💡

Time: Wednesday 3.4.2024
Venue: Tahko Piazza, 2nd floor

The event is free of charge, but registration is required. Register by March 28.

You are warmly welcome! 



16.00-16.30 Welcome and introducing investors
16.30-18.00 Discussions with the investors and networking

16.30-18.00 Speed dating with the investors and networking

Speed dating schedule:

16.30 1st Round Teams:
Renuka Srinivasan

BREAK 6 minutes

17.18 2nd Round Teams:
Sonai Health Oy
VitalSigns Oy

Meet investors:

Kim Väisänen, Growth Partner, Evli Growth Partners

More than dozen awards and prizes received serial entrepreneur and start-up investor. Honours include such recognitions as Entrepreneur of the Year, ICT Company of the Year by Computerworld Finland, Internationalization Awards of the President of the Republic of Finland (twice) and Finnish Business Angel of the Year.

Vilma Torstila, Partner, Investment Director, BOCAP

An experienced entrepreneur who has worked for the last 10 years as a partner and investment manager in BOCAP, Finland’s leading SME growth fund management company. Solid experience in the internationalization of growth companies, corporate restructuring, building sales and marketing organizations and strategy work. Has worked since 2013 as a board member and face-to-face investor owner in a dozen technology-oriented companies, e.g. imaging technology, DevOps software development, positioning technology and smart LED in the field of lighting solutions. Worked centrally in the Finnish capital investment field, first as an advisor at an investment bank and then for 10 years contributing to the establishment and fundraising of BOCAP’s funds, which manages just under €200 million. Together with the BOCAP team, manage a business portfolio with a combined turnover of around €550M, directly employing 5,000 people.

Vesa Lehtinen, Angel Investor, Serial Entrepreneur, Professional Business Developer

Angel Investor, Serial Entrepreneur, Professional Business Developer – performed 20 private investments and 11 exits. Has made several medical device investments and has been active in R&D of innovative powertrains to the future electric mobility solutions as an investor and board professional.

Matti Hautsalo, Founding Partner, Nordic Science Investments Oy, Startup operations

A versatile investment professional with the strategy, management and negotiation skills acquired over 15 years in venture capital and through board memberships of various start-ups, many of the science based companies with distinct IP portfolio. In addition, Matti has gained solid experience in the fields of asset management, investment banking, and management consultancy, as well as emerging country economics.

Hannu Jungman, Partner, Innovestor Venture Capital

Over 15 years of experience in venture capital. Currently managing partner at

Audra Shallal, Founder & Managing Director, International Strategic Management Firm

A bilingual (English, French) American national and French Resident received her International Business and International Economics degrees from the American University of Paris (AUP), her MBA at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) and her DEA degree in Strategic Management at the Sorbonne. Currently founder and Managing Director of an International Strategic Management Firm, Audra maintains two streams of specialization: Entrepreneurship-Business Planning and Pitch Coaching-Investor Ready Programs. She has over fifteen years of experience in strategic management, business development, business and marketing plans, and product development in a wide range of industry sectors. She consults for international organizations such as OECD, UNEP, UNIDO and the European Commission, gives conferences and teaches courses on Entrepreneurship, Business Plan Development, and Entrepreneurial Finance to the Grandes Ecoles such as ENSCP, X, ParisTech, CELSA.

Program changes are possible.

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