The stakes are high for this competition -- the group's third such event -- because the prize has never been bigger: Startups have a chance to win a customized series of focus groups, including professional reports, organized by expert facilitator Anne Chamberlain (read bio).
To attend: REGISTER HERE
Meet the startups:
TechStar Tutors - TechStar Tutors provides personalized one-on- one or group technology tutoring by tech-savvy college students for adults 50 years and older. We help older adults use mobile devices, computers and social media sites to stay better connected with friends and family.
Visitry - Visitry is a mobile and web-based application that enables elders to better benefit from face-to-face social interaction with registered, vetted visitors, while providing robust analytic and management tools to program administrators.
Goldschmidt Music Services - Music provides scaffolding for people to communicate regardless of age or diagnosis, and we at Goldschmidt Music Services utilize music as a vehicle for therapeutic change. Music Therapy, the practice of research-based musical interventions, is used to achieve non-musical goals with individuals and groups.
Ignatius All Natural - Ignatius All Natural is a producer of quality all-natural solutions. Ignatius All Natural is the parent company for the popular brand, Bugs at Bay. We are committed to using raw ingredients and 100% therapeutic essential oils. We pride ourselves on being effective and safe for all ages from baby to elder.
RoundTrip - RoundTrip is a digital non-emergency patient transportation.
WiseGuys - WiseGuys is a company that makes greeting cards which are designed and approved by older adults. The vast majority of greeting cards available to older adults today contain ageist messages full of negative attributes and negative stereotypes about aging. This company provides the opposite. The mission of WiseGuys greeting cards is to provide greeting cards for adults 65+ which are affirming, realistic, and embrace aging. The greeting card designers are older adults who develop greeting card messages and card designs which embrace aging as a positive part of life and provide a much needed source of positive and affirming greeting cards for older adults.
GeroPartners - GeroPartners is a Metro Richmond-based private group practice offering a range of behavioral health and geriatric care management services for older adults living in the community and in long-term care facilities, as well as for their care partners. In addition, GeroPartners is a consultation and training resource for long-term care facilities and other professional senior service providers.
Fyat - Fyat provides On Demand caregiver support through an UBER-like app. Support is given for specified amount of time determined by the caregiver. Support is provided without contracts and at a predetermined hourly rate.
Join us as we close out Active Aging Week at the Aging2.0 Expo & Pitch event, and learn more about local innovations in aging. Meet the entrepreneurs and creative minds behind the ideas and see exhibits from nonprofit organizations, local governments, and businesses, including Premier Sponsor Riverside Health System.
When: Sept. 30, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Genworth Financial, Building 4
Startups: Interested in pitching or reserving a table? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors: Interested in sponsoring this event? Click here for more information
The Greater Richmond Age Wave thanks Riverside Health System for joining as premier sponsor for this event. Thanks to Genworth for hosting and supporting the Aging2.0 Expo & Pitch Event, as well as fellow philanthropic partners Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, The Community Foundation, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg and Bon Secours.
Aging2.0 is a global innovation platform for aging and senior care. It is on a mission to accelerate innovation to improve the lives of older adults around the world. Aging2.0 connects, educates and supports innovators through regular events, the Alliance membership program, Leaders Circle, consumer panel, CoverAGE newsletter, and Academy startup accelerator. Over the past 3 years, Aging 2.0 has hosted more than 100 events internationally, cultivating a robust ecosystem of innovators including entrepreneurs, technologists, designers, investors, long-term care providers and elders themselves.
The local chapter is “raising the bar,” says the San Francisco-based headquarters team, and has leveraged movement in the community by being housed in the Greater Richmond Age Wave’s Business for Life work group, which includes a diverse network of advocates and leaders.
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.