Don't miss this opportunity to see the new creative solutions and innovative technological inventions that aim to improve lives. Enjoy free wine, beer and food while you watch this exciting competition and network with others in the industry.
Besides moving forward in the Global Startup Search competition (taking place in more than 50 cities around the world), our winner will receive a cash prize. There will also be an audience winner, who will receive a smaller cash prize. Both winners will receive special recognition across our regional network and beyond.
OnGuardian Apps LLC.: OnGuardian helps family caregivers deliver care to their loved ones by streamlining the support processes, communication, access to relative information, and collaboration among the various players involved in the caregiving ecosystem. Daniel Ferraz | www.onguardian.io
Legacy Navigator: Concierge estate management, administration, and cleanup services for aging Boomers who are managing elder care and life transitions for their loved ones. Matt Paxton | www.legacynavigator.com
CyberTimez: Augmented reality solutions for wearable devices solving blindness, TBI, corporate needs and enhanced security. Sean Tibbets | www.cybertimez.com
Universal Bathroom: Based in Blacksburg VA, Universal Bathroom seeks to ease the aging process. Jenn Briley and Megan Ganley | www.meganganleydesign.com/universal-bathroom
MemoryWell: We are journalists using our talents to write the life stories of those living with Alzheimer's and dementia to improve their care. Jay Newton-Small | www.memory-well.com
Wellzesta, Inc.: Creating true wellness cultures & increasing resident engagement through an 8-dimensional tech comm platform. Measured Wellness. Inspired Residents. Fully mobile. John Robinson | www.wellzesta.com
Dr. James Cotter: A professor in the Department of Gerontology and for the School of Allied Health Professions in the PhD in Health-Related Sciences Program. He has developed programs and services for older persons at the local, regional, and state levels. He has served as Director for Programs at the Virginia Department for the Aging and as Assistant Director at the Area Agency on Aging in Southeastern Virginia.
Debbie Johnston: An entrepreneur known for starting a compassionate home health care company., Debbie is recognized throughout the Richmond Area and the state of Virginia for public speaking, seminars, and workshops for Home Health, Nursing, Starting a Business, Philanthropy, and Prosperity Mentoring.
Ed Cook: Currently an Engagement Manager for the Capital One Bank Project Management Office, responsible for integrating bank acquisitions, Ed Cook has extensive experience in all aspects of Supply Chain Management. Specialties: Acquisitions Integration, Spend analysis and savings implementation; Supply Chain integration post merger; Balanced Sore development; Policy creation and implementations; System roll out.
Thanks to Genworth for hosting and supporting the Aging2.0 Global Startup Search, as well as fellow philanthropic partners Riverside Health System, Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, The Community Foundation, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg and Bon Secours.
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About the Business for Life work group
The Business for Life work group, part of the implementation of the Greater Richmond Regional Plan for Age Wave Readiness, is chaired by Beth Ludden, Senior Vice President of LTC Product Development for Genworth Financial. The group brings together a network of businesses, professionals focused on aging challenges & services, VCU professors and students, and local providers focused on future services and products that appeal to a growing market of consumers. By considering key factors of physical environment, access to services, customer appeal, workforce, marketing and engagement, the Business for Life work group provides a platform to foster sound business practices and enhance profitability. As with all work group initiatives, these goals promote active aging, as well as engagement, livability, stability and wellness for all generations in the Richmond region.