Preview of Innovation@50+ LivePitch : The Finalists
AARP’s 6th Annual LivePitch event is just around the corner, and we here at Longevity Network are going to dedicate these next four weeks to previewing everything to look forward to at Innovation@50+: the finalists, judges, keynote speakers and more.
We begin today with a preview of the most exciting part: the contestants.
Last week, AARP announced the 10 startups chosen as the Caregiving Health Technology finalists for their 6th Annual LivePitch event, held this year in Mountain View, CA. (They also announced 10 finalists for a new category added this year, Financial Technology).
Beginning at 1:25 pm PST on April 12th, these chosen caregiving health tech startups will have three minutes on stage to pitch their business plans to Industry Expert Judges, including some venture capitalists and angel investors, along with–notably–around 100 AARP members who provide real-time feedback as potential Consumers / End Users.
“This year’s pool of applicants was as strong as any in the previous five years…,” said Jody Holtzman, senior vice president of Market Innovation for AARP. “The consistently solid interest in our pitch program is exciting, as we work to place consumers at the center of the innovation. We look forward to a robust and rigorous competition among the [10 Caregiving Health Technology] companies in April.”
Here’s a quick look at each of the finalists, selected from over 200 applicants, AARP announced on March 7th, including links to their twitter handles.
Aegle Palette, San Francisco, CA
Aegle Palette works to prevent and revert chronic diseases by empowering patients and providers with complete nutritional and lifestyle data. Follow on twitter here.
AgeWell Global, London, UK
AgeWell Global seeks to improve the psychosocial well-being and health of less able older adults through tech-enabled, peer companions who address emotional, social, and physical health through regular home visits, periodic phone calls, and algorithm-driven referrals to health care providers and links to social networks in their communities. Follow on twitter here.
BrainCheck, Houston, TX
BrainCheck offers a rapid, mobile cognitive tracking platform for cognitive health assessments to be a routine part of life for everyone. In under 10 minutes, they assess multiple cognitive domains, and deliver results immediately, tracking changes from a person’s baseline and from the population average. Follow on twitter here.
Ceresti Health, Carlsbad, CA
Ceresti Health empowers family caregivers to tackle chronic conditions and care challenges for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Their personalized digital health programs provide caregivers with education, support, care plans and coaching to improve patient care and reduce healthcare costs. Follow on twitter here.
GoGoGrandparent, Mountain View, CA
GoGoGrandparent (profiled as Longevity Network’s Entrepreneur of the Week here) helps older adults access and use on demand transportation and offers extra tools for caregivers. Follow on twitter here.
iBeat, San Francisco, CA
iBeat is an emergency response network making the world safer by giving people the fastest access to care in an emergency via a smartwatch that continually monitors users’ heart activity. In an emergency, iBeat will instantly alert the user, their loved ones, and 911, helping ensure immediate care and potentially saving the user’s life. Follow on twitter here.
Kinto, Cambridge, MA
Kinto is a smartphone app that helps family caregivers with finances, medical bills, prescriptions, legal documents, and simply keeping Mom or Dad safe, happy, and healthy. Kinto is always in your purse or pocket with practical advice, useful tools, and a community of fellow caregivers sharing their support. Follow on twitter here.
Marvee, St. Petersburg, FL
Marvee (profiled as Longevity Network’s Entrepreneur of the Week here and featured as a Guest Voices post here) is a voice-driven, care-companion service imbued with alerts, home safety and family interaction functions, providing awareness, peace of mind and social engagement. Follow on twitter here.
PillDrill, Las Vegas, NV
PillDrill is a smart medication tracking system that intelligently modernizes the pill taking experience. PillDrill is easy to use, adapts seamlessly to any medication routine, and works whether a person manages their own medication regimen or someone else’s. Follow on twitter here.
Siren Care, San Francisco, CA
Siren Care is a smart sock with sensors embedded inside the fabric that tracks temperature and can find injury in real time, improving the lives of people living with diabetes. Follow on twitter here.
Be sure to follow AARP during the event @AARPInnovation and Longevity Network @TheLongevityNet.