Ten Health Tech Finalists in AARP Innovation @ 50+ Event

AARP announced the finalists of its sixth Innovation@50+ LivePitch event in the categories of caregiving health technology and financial technology. The 20 startup companies, ten in caregiving health and ten in financial technologies will be part of the dual-pitch event which will be held Wednesday April 12 and Thursday April 13, 2017, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. 

Throughout the event industry experts will discuss issues and current challenges with caregiving and saving and planning related to the 50+ age group. Registration is still open at limited early bird pricing of $99.00 for two full days of content.

“This year’s pool of applicants was as strong as any in the previous five years. For 2017 we were pleased to expand and include a second pitch day on financial technology with an emphasis on savings and planning,” said Jody Holtzman, senior vice president, Market Innovation, 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 from the 20 companies in April.”

AARP’s Innovation@50+ LivePitch event is a two day pitch competition for emerging startups in caregiving health and financial technologies. Each day the event will begin with conference sessions on caregiving, and savings and planning, respectively, including keynotes from Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO AARP, and Jean Chatzky, Financial Editor of NBC’s TODAY Show. Each afternoon, finalist companies in each category will present their business plans on stage in three minute presentations to a panel of judges that includes venture capitalists and angel investors.

By facilitating the event, AARP seeks to serve and deliver on its purpose of empowering people 50+ to choose how they live their best lives. Innovation@50+ LivePitch is unique since it features AARP members who listen to the pitches and share feedback in real time, providing the companies invaluable market data on the spot and on occasion disrupt the thinking for more positive outcomes and impact.

The 20 finalists, selected from over 200 applicants to present at the 6th AARP Innovation@50+ LivePitch event, include the following caregiving health technology companies: 

  • Aegle Palette, San Francisco, CA, works to prevent and revert chronic diseases by empowering patients and providers with complete nutritional and lifestyle data. @AEGLEPalette
  • AgeWell Global, London, UK, 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. @AgeWellGlobal
  • BrainCheck, Houston, TX, 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. @BrainCheck
  • Ceresti Health, Carlsbad, CA, 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. @CerestiHealth
  • GoGoGrandparent, Mountain View, CA, helps older adults access and use on demand transportation and offers extra tools for caregivers. @GoGoGrandparent
  • iBeat, San Francisco, CA, 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. @ibeatwatch
  • Kinto, Cambridge, MA, 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. @kintocare
  • Marvee, St. Petersburg, FL, is a voice-driven, care-companion service imbued with alerts, home safety and family interaction functions, providing awareness, peace of mind and social engagement. @askmarvee
  • PillDrill, Las Vegas, NV, 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. @PillDrill
  • Siren Care, San Francisco, CA, 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. @SirenCare
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