Venue: Tahko Piazza 2nd floor Organizer: Kuopio Health osk Date: 12.04.2023 Time: 15:30 - 18:00

Welcome to the Kuopio Health side event at Tahko Ski Lift Pitch on 12 April 2023 from 15:30 to 18:00. The venue is the second floor of Tahko Piazza.

The event is targeted at healthcare investors, startups, research groups and others working in the field and offers a great opportunity to network and make new contacts. The microphone is open, so you can introduce yourself to other event attendees. In addition, if you wish, you can sit down at the with the investors and discuss your idea under the guise of mentoring.

Meet the investors Kim Väisänen (Evli Growth Partners), Milla Koistinaho (Innovestor Life Science Fund), Juhani Lahdenperä (RNatives, SPARK Finland), Vesa Lehtinen (Angel Investor, Serial Entrepreneur, Professional Business Developer), Cyril Golub (Angel investor, Chairman at LatBAN, Latvian Business Angels Network) and Juha Ruohonen (Partner, Superhero Capital).

Small food and beverages will be available for attendees. The event is free of charge, but registration is required.

You are warmly welcome! 


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.

Milla Koistinaho, Partner at Innovestor Life Science Fund

Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the international biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. Skilled in Research and Development (R&D), Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences, Neuroscience, Oncology, Business Development and Fundraising.

Juhani Lahdenperä, CEO RNatives Inc., and mentor SPARK Finland

Juhani Lahdenperä is the CEO of RNatives Inc., a pre-clinical stage therapeutics company focused on commercializing a unique small activating RNA platform. With expertise in R&D strategy, business planning, execution, fundraising, and business development in the life sciences industry, Juhani is a valuable asset to any life science venture looking to take its business from idea to commercialization. In addition, he serves as a mentor for scientists and entrepreneurs in SPARK Finland, leveraging his capacity for successful fundraising for academic inventions to help others succeed.

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.

Cyril Golub, Angel investor, Chairman at LatBAN (Latvian Business Angels Network)

Venture capital professional and well-known business angel in Baltic countries. Co-founder of two business angel associations: LitBAN (Lithuania) and Angels Band, and Board Chairman at LatBAN (Latvia);  actively participates in several CEE angel investor communities, focusing on early-stage technology startups founded by entrepreneurs from Central and Eastern Europe.

Juha Ruohonen, Partner, Superhero Capital

Juha is head of portfolio development and exit strategy. He specializes in supporting our portfolio in business models, international sales and fundraising with practical experience in B2B and especially the HealthTech sector.