Graham_Brooks200We are pleased to announce that Graham Brooks, Principal, .406 Ventures has joined as a judge at this year’s AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch, Friday, May 9 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Lynne joins fellow judges Shirley Bergin, Partner, COO/CMO, TEDMED; Lynne Chou, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Peter Grua, Partner, HLM Venture Partners and Krishna Yeshwant, General Partner, Google Ventures

As a recovering engineer (license to code was revoked in 2008, currently under appeal), Graham loves to geek out with techie founders. He joined .406 Ventures in 2007, after nine years of technology-oriented operating, investing and start-up experience.

He loves to work with both experienced and first-time entrepreneurs to help them grow their visions into industry changing companies. Graham does a lot of mentoring as well as working with students, including leading their StudentFellows program.  He focuses his investing on three verticals: BigData, HealthIT, &AdTech.

Investors and industry professionals are invited to register to attend now. Seating is limited so early registration is encouraged.

Ten LivePitch finalists and five Speed Pitch finalists - selected from 193 startup applicants – will individually take the stage on May 9th and present not only to the judges but also to our audience venture capital and angel investors and AARP consumers. This premier showcase features the most innovative up and coming health technology companies focused on “50-and-over” consumers. AARP LivePitch is powerful because not only does it give #startups face-to-face access to venture capitalists and angel investors, but the startups also engage with thousands of AARP consumers who will be in attendance as well.

Astute industry watchers have noticed we are hosting both LivePitches and Speed Pitches and at AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch, Friday, May 9 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.  Yes, this year we are hosting two separate pitch categories:  LivePitch and Speed Pitch.  What is the difference, you ask? Good question. The companies We’ve outlined the differences below.

To start, LivePitch and Speed Pitch eligibility requirements are the same:

  • Companies will be focused on consumer-oriented health technologies for the “50 and over” market
  • Companies will have launched their product/service within 18 months of the May 9, 2014 event date
  • Companies will not have raised more than $5 million in funding

All 10 LivePitch finalists and all five Speed Pitch finalists were drawn from the same 193 applicants.

Now the differences:

LivePitch companies’ pitch includes
There are 10 LivePitch finalists
- The company pitches judges, investors in the audience and AARP consumers in the audience – 4 minutes
- The company engages in a question and answer session with the judges – 7 minutes
- The consumer votes and rates the company using their handheld voting device – 4 minutes

Speed Pitch companies’ pitch includes
There are five Speed Pitch finalists
Speed Pitch is just that, it is designed for entrepreneurs to quickly get on stage and pitch judges, investors and consumers.  Each company pitch includes:
- The company pitches judges, investors in the audience and AARP consumers in the audience – 1 minute
- The company engages in a question and answer session with the judges – 3 minutes

Three winners will be named.

  • Judges’ LivePitch Winner
    Leading investors and health technology experts will pick an overall winner.
  • AARP Consumers’ LivePitch Winner
    AARP members will vote for the overall consumer fan favorite.
  • Speed Pitch Winner
    Leading investors & health technology experts, as well as AARP members will choose the overall Speed Pitch Winner.

Both the LivePitch Judges’ and Consumers’ Winners will receive the following prize package:

1. Trophy – AARP Innovation Award
2. Apple Mini iPad
3. Registration & Exhibit space for Life@50 San Diego 2014
4. AARP Media coverage
5. Meeting with AARP Management
6. Five hours of AARP Innovation team mentorship

These winning companies will most importantly receive bragging rights. Having won either the LivePitch or Speed Pitch competitions at AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch 2014, winners show that they are leading the way in innovative, cutting-edge healthcare technology.

Speed Pitch winner will receive:

1. Trophy – AARP Popular Speed Pitch Award
2. One-on-one mentoring meeting with Unity Stoakes, co-founder & President, StartupHealth
3. Mentorship with the AARP Innovation team

See you in Boston on May 9th.  And don’t forget to register.

indexThis is it! Earlybird Registration ends tomorrow – Friday, April 11th at 11:59pm eastern time, after which the price increases to $199.  We are less than 30 days away from AARP Health Innovation @50+ LivePitch, a showcase of the hottest startups in the “50 and over” health technology market. AARP LivePitch takes place Friday, May 9, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Investors and industry professionals are invited to register to attend now. The LivePitch Earlybird registration rate is only $99 until April 11, after which the price increases to $199.

All attendees receive access to:

Plus attendees also receive a copy of the AARP LivePitch Dealbook, showcasing all the 193 companies who applied to LivePitch.

Seating is limited so early registration is encouraged. Register to attend now.

aarphi50lp-2014-200x116AARP and LivePitch Media today announced the five LivePitch Speed Pitch finalists that will take the stage for the third AARP Health Innovation @50+ LivePitch, a showcase of the hottest startups in the “50 and over” health technology market. The event takes place Friday, May 9, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

The five Speed Pitch finalists will join the 10 LivePitch finalists announced last week. Each Speed Pitch finalist will have a lightening-fast 1 minute to pitch their company and product to judges, investors and 50-and-older consumers who will be in the audience. 193 companies applied to pitch.

AARP Health Innovation @50+ LivePitch is unique among startup pitch and demo events because it gives startups access not only to venture capitalists and angel investors but to thousands of fifty-and-over consumers. AARP Health Innovation@50 + LivePitch takes place at the bi-annual AARP Life@50+ AARP National Event & Expo, which is attended by 15,000 members and guests from across the globe.

This year’s expert Judges include: Shirley Bergin, Partner, COO/CMO, TEDMEDKleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers Partner Lynne Chou, Peter Grua, Partner, HLM Venture Partners, Mohanjit Jolly, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Krishna Yeshwant, General Partner, Google Ventures.

One Speed Pitch winner will receive a trophy for AARP Popular Speed Pitch Award; one-on-one mentoring meeting with Unity Stoakes, co-founder & President, StartupHealth and mentorship with the AARP Innovation team.

Investors and industry professionals are invited to register to attend now. The LivePitch Earlybird registration rate is only $99 until April 11, after which the price increases to $199.

AARP Health Innovation @50+ Speed Pitch Finalists

These companies will take the stage on May 9th in Boston beginning at 3:15pm.

CareGuardian_logoCareGuardian
New York, NY
www.careguardian.co
CareGuardian matches seniors with incredible in-home caregivers. Dedicated advisors guide seniors through a matchmaking process and quickly coordinate care delivery. CareGuardian’s proprietary technology constantly measures quality and performance, so families know they’re getting help they can trust.

clear_ear_logoClear Ear Inc.
San Francisco, CA
www.clearearinc.com
Clear Ear is a medical device company focused on delivering hearing innovations that make ears around the world happier. Its first product line is TEC, which addresses the number one cause of hearing loss and hearing-aid failure worldwide—ear wax impaction. TEC seeks to improve quality of ear care for these 350M+ patients.

INFRobotics_logoINF Robotics Inc.
Fairfax, VA
www.INFRobotics.com
We have designed an affordable home healthcare robot for seniors allowing them to better communicate with their doctors and caregivers from the comfort of their home while adding features that enhance quality of life. Our smart robot adapts around its users’ behaviors and needs, allowing them to age in place.

IntentionTechnology-logoIntention Technology
Ridge Mannor, FL
www.intentiontechnology.com
Intention Technology is a startup company that aims to streamline medical diagnosis of various diseases through non-invasive monitoring of human bioinformatics. Our device is intended to enable early diagnosis and pattern-matched vital signs to assist medical professionals in many ways.

whillWHILL Inc.
San Carlos, CA
www.whill.jp
WHILL, the team of spin-outs of SONY, Nissan and Olympus, creates next generation personal mobility (single-passenger sit-down electric vehicle). Its futuristic design makes you look active. Its special wheels and 4WD system realize tight turn and excellent terrain coverage. With WHILL, you will get confident both mentally and physically.

Lynne_Chou200We are pleased to announce that Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers Partner Lynne Chou has joined as a judge at this year’s AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch, Friday, May 9 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Lynne joins fellow judges Shirley Bergin, Partner, COO/CMO, TEDMED, Peter Grua, Partner, HLM Venture Partners, Mohanjit Jolly, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Krishna Yeshwant, General Partner, Google Ventures.

Investors and industry professionals are invited to register to attend now. The LivePitch Earlybird registration rate is only $99 until April 11, after which the price increases to $199. Seating is limited so early registration is encouraged.

Lynne joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers in 2013 and focuses on life science investing in medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health. She works alongside entrepreneurs to develop impactful technologies and therapies for improving patients’ lives.

Before joining KPCB, Lynne had over twelve years of healthcare operating and investing experience. Most recently, Lynne worked for eight years at Abbott Vascular and Guidant in multiple roles and worked on the launch of over ten interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery product families both in the US and internationally. Most recently, Lynne lead the global launch of Absorb, the world’s first bioresorbable vascular scaffold, recognized by Wall Street Journal as Medical Device Technology Innovation of the Year and Popular Mechanics. Lynne was responsible for building the global commercial strategy and therapy development as well as playing a key role in the clinical, reimbursement, operational strategy for the therapy. Earlier in her career, Lynne worked at Apax Partners with a focus on software venture capital investing. In addition, Lynne worked at Goldman Sachs in the Mergers and Acquisitions group and worked on multiple multi-billion dollar acquisitions and sell side transactions in various industries.

Lynne earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

aarphi50lp-2014-200x116AARP and LivePitch Media today announced announced the 10 LivePitch startup pitch and demo day finalists for the third AARP Health Innovation @50+ LivePitch, a showcase of the hottest startups in the “50 and over” health technology market. AARP LivePitch takes place Friday, May 9, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

It is unique among startup pitch and demo events because it gives startups access not only to venture capitalists and angel investors but to thousands of fifty-and-over consumers. AARP Health Innovation@50 + LivePitch takes place at the bi-annual AARP Life@50+ AARP National Event & Expo, which is attended by 15,000 members and guests from across the globe.

“This year we attracted 193 excellent companies that applied to be one of our 10 finalists. In the two years we have conducted this event, we have seen more companies apply and a growing number attract investment,” said Jody Holtzman, AARP’s Senior Vice President of Thought Leadership. “Having all of these great companies to choose from, however, made for some tough decisions when it came time to determine the finalists. After careful consideration, we came away with 10 strong companies who we think are poised to make an impact in healthcare for those 50 and over – and for everyone. Not only am I looking forward to seeing each of these companies on stage, but I’m also looking forward to the reactions of our Judges and of AARP members to what these companies have to offer.”

This year’s expert Judges include: Shirley Bergin, Partner, COO/CMO, TEDMED, Graham Brooks, Principal; .406 Ventures, Lynne Chou, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Peter Grua, Partner, HLM Venture Partners; and Krishna Yeshwant, General Partner, Google Ventures.

We are pleased to present the 10 LivePitch finalists of the third AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch startup pitch and demo day. These companies will take the stage on May 9th in Boston.

Accel-Diagnostics_logoAccel Diagnostic
Pittsburgh, PA
www.acceldx.com
Accel Diagnostics enables patients and healthcare providers to perform lab-quality medical diagnostic tests at anytime, anywhere. Accel Diagnostics’ patented pScreen platform technology employs a single-use blood test the size of a credit card in tandem with a smartphone application to quickly detect disease-specific biomarker levels and manage chronic diseases in the home-setting.

BiiSafe-Buddy-logoBiiSafe
Palo Alto, CA
www.biisafe.com
BiiSafe Buddy is a stylish smartphone accessory for taking care of one’s belongings and loved ones. It enables easy and quick location sharing and alert sending among friends and family with just one press of a button. It can also help in finding one’s lost keys.

careticker_logoCareTicker
Singer Island, FL
www.careticker.com
Careticker is the world’s first web/mobile platform that helps unpaid, family caregivers track and earn incentives for the care provided to their loved ones.

healthspek-logoHealthspek
Brentwood, TN
www.healthspek.com
Healthspek manages all personal and family health information in one secure place from multiple devices. The unique myDashboard helps you track medications, vitals and access care. The myInbox receives your medical records; in addition you control who accesses your records with chartnow.com.

Just-LogoJust
SanMateo,CA
www.just.co
Our mobile app helps you to upload your medical bills and related documents like the medical records, insurance etc. The documents are redacted to protect privacy. We use machine learning algorithms and community of expert billing advocates to analyze bills for errors. The advocates negotiate with providers / insurance companies to resolve errors and help save you money.

Lift-Labs-logoLift Labs
San Francisco, CA
www.liftlabsdesign.com
Liftware is designed for individuals affected tremors caused by Essential Tremor or Parkinson ’s disease. The smart device can tell the difference from intended to unintended tremor. If there is tremor Liftware will move an attached utensil in the opposite direction of the motionto cancel it out.

Pixie-Scientific-LogoPixie Scientific
New York, NY
www.pixiescientific.com
Technology embedded in consumer products that unobtrusively monitor nutrition and onset of chronic conditions in children and seniors before symptoms occur.

Sway-LogoSway Medical
Tulsa, OK
www.swaymedical.com
Sway is a medical software company building regulated mobile software solutions that utilize the existing sensors in a mobile device for clinical and at-home screening of balance and neurological conditions with nothing more than the mobile device you already own.

TalkSession_LogoTalkSession
New York, NY
www.talksession.com
TalkSession is a telemedicine platform aimed to increase access to mental healthcare by leveraging last minute cancellations and no-shows. TalkSession’s platform isolates mental healthcare providers’ availabilities and connects patients via secure mobile video on any browser-enabled device.

Zansors_logoZansors
Mclean, VA
www.zansors.com
Zansors combines science and technology to create tools that help you know yourself. Our sleep sensor makes it easy for you to collect your personal health data, painlessly and comfortably, which can then be used to make personal health decisions with much greater clarity, accuracy and relevancy.

Our Powerful Dual-Pitch Format

The powerful AARP LivePitch format provides start-ups the opportunity to pitch to both leading venture and angel investors and 50+ Consumers, at the same time. In this dual-pitch format, the judges will provide their feedback directly to the companies while they are on stage and the consumers in the audience will vote (using handheld, wireless gear) for which company they feel is most likely to succeed. To learn more about the AARP Health Innovation @50+ LivePitch process, visit http://health50.org.

Prize Packages

Two prizes will be awarded: A Judges’ Winner, where our judges will pick their overall winner; and a Consumers’ Winner, where AARP members will vote for the overall consumer fan favorite. Winning LivePitch companies will receive prize packages containing valuable tech-related products along with interview opportunities with the attending consumer, technology and venture media, providing them a spotlight as leaders in the future of healthcare innovation.

Attendee Registration

Investors and industry professionals are invited to register to attend now. The LivePitch Earlybird registration rate is only $99 until April 11, after which the price increases to $199. All attendees receive access to AARP Innovation@50+ Bootcamp on May 8th; access to the Private Evening Reception on May 8th; AARP Health Innovation @50+ LivePitch on May 9th; access to the Private Evening Reception on May 9th, The Health Innovation@50+ Tech Expo on May 8-9-10; and the AARP LivePitch Dealbook, showcasing all the 193 companies who applied to LivePitch. Seating is limited so early registration is encouraged.

Innovation@50+AARP and LivePitch Media today announced AARP Innovation@50+ Bootcamp taking place Thursday, afternoon on May 8th in Boston, MA at the District Hall, a gathering space for innovators to get together and share ideas.

Bootcamp is an afternoon of content and panels ending with what will be this year’s premier networking event in the 50+ Health Tech Industry – a gathering of entrepreneurs, experts and investors all focused on, and part of, the 50+ Health Tech community. View the full schedule here.

Bootcamp expands upon and takes place the day prior to the 3rd AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch, the premier showcase featuring the most exciting start-up companies in the “50 and over” health technology and innovation sector, on Friday, May 9 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

All registered attendees to Health Innovation50+ LivePitch are provided free access to Bootcamp. Investors, entrepreneurs and industry professionals are invited. The Earlybird Registration Rate is only $99 until April 11, after which the price increases to $199. All attendees also receive access to AARP Innovation@50+ Bootcamp on May 8, 2014; access to the Private Evening Reception on May 8, 2014; access to the Private Evening Reception on May 9th and The Health Innovation@50+ Tech Expo on May 8-9-10. Attendees also receive copy of the AARP LivePitch Dealbook, showcasing all the 193 companies who applied to 2014 LivePitch. Seating is limited so early registration is encouraged.

AARP Innovation@50+ Bootcamp Schedule

DESIGN | changing the design paradigm for health and the 50+: Designing for change
DISTRIBUTION | It’s not just Payers and providers anymore….
INVESTMENT | Where is the Money Going in the 50+ space?
Wrap-up Panel Discussion: The Harsh Realities of Launching a Health Start Up

Speakers include:

Amy Cueva, Founder and Chief Experience Officer, Mad*Pow
David Inns, CEO, GreatCall
Erin Liman, Lecturer & Mentor, Stanford D. School
Gretchen Addi, Associate Partner, IDEO
Lindsey Conner Mosby, Executive Strategy Director, Healthcare, frog
Lisa Suennen, Managing Partner, Venture Valkyrie Consulting
Louis Foreman, Founder & CEO, Edison Nation Medical
Michael Yang, Partner, Comcast Ventures
Mohanjit Jolly, Managing Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)
Philippe Schwartz, President, Withings
Sara Holoubek, CEO Luminary Labs
Scott Collins, CEO, Linkage
Terry Clark, Chief Marketing Officer, United Health Care
Unity Stoakes, Co-founder, Startup Health
Vin Fabiani, Partner, HLM Venture Partners
Wendy Mayer, Vice President, Worldwide Innovation, Pfizer

View the full schedule here.

Additional speakers to be announced as we get closer to the show. Register now.

We are pleased to announce the Company Coaches for this year’s AARP LivePitch event.  These outstanding individuals will assist the finalists (to be announced shortly) in their pitch preparations. Brian Lang, CEO, Seniors In Touch | Chapter Head, Health 2.0 Houston, returns this year as the head coach for AARP’s annual LivePitch competition. He is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of Seniors In Touch, a family communications and elder care system serving senior living communities nationwide.

This year’s coaches are:

Brian Lang, CEO, Seniors In Touch | Chapter Head, Health 2.0 Houston
Sivaram Arabandi, MD, Founder, Ontopro
Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D., Deputy Chief Scientist and Industry Forum Lead, The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI), Assistant Professor, Center for Space Medicine and Dept. of Pharmacology, Baylor College of Medicine
Kim Evans, Chairman & CEO, Emerald Economy, Chairman, TechStreet Houston
Andrea Ippolitoo, Smart Scheduling, MIT’s Hacking Medicine
Elizabeth Kwo, President, New Pathway Education and Technology Group
Scott Packard, Consultant, Mentor, MIT’s Hacking Medicine
Dominique Pahud, Director in Research and Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Jeffery Sheldon, General Partner & Managing Director / Founder, CitareTx Investment Partners

Details on the Coaches can be found on the Coaches Page.

judges and logos6-webAARP and LivePitch Media today announced the expert judges for the third AARP Health Innovation @50+ LivePitchhttp://health50.org – taking place May 9, 2014 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. This premier showcase features the most innovative up and coming health technology companies focused on “50-and-over” consumers. AARP LivePitch is powerful because not only does it give #startups face-to-face access to venture capitalists and angel investors, but the startups also engage with thousands of AARP consumers who will be in attendance as well.

AARP Health Innovation LivePitch and the Health Innovation@50+ Tech Expo (May 8-9-10) are a part of the associated AARP Spring 2014 Life@50+ National Event & Expo which is attended 15,000 AARP members and guests from across the U.S. and the globe. This power combination of investor reach and consumer engagement gives AARP Health Innovation LivePitch startup finalists a qualified edge as they grow their companies.

This year’s judges include prominent venture capitalists and industry experts:

Shirley Bergin, Partner, COO/CMO, TEDMED
Graham Brooks, Principal, .406 Ventures
Lynne Chou, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Peter Grua, Partner, HLM Venture Partners
Krishna Yeshwant, General Partner, Google Ventures

Ten LivePitch finalists and five Speed Pitch finalists – selected from 193 startup applicants – will individually take the stage on May 9th and present not only to the judges but also to our audience venture capital and angel investors and AARP consumers. Each company will pitch their product or service. The judges will question each company on its business, product, revenue and more. The investors will review and analyze. And AARP consumers will vote for which company they feel is most likely to succeed. The companies will also showcase their products to consumers at the AARP Health Innovation@50+ Tech Expo on May 8, 9 and 10th.

At the end of the day three winners will be announced: a Judges’ LivePitch Winner, a AARP Consumers’ LivePitch Winner, and a Speed Pitch Winner.

Registration Is Now Open

Investors and industry professionals are invited to register to attend Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch. The Earlybird registration rate is only $99 until April 11, after which the price increases to $199. All attendees also receive access to AARP Innovation@50+ Bootcamp on May 8, 2014, access to the Private Evening Reception on May 8, 2014, access to the Private Evening Reception on May 9th, The Health Innovation@50+ Tech Expo on May 8-9-10, and the AARP LivePitch Dealbook, showcasing all the 193 companies who applied to LivePitch. Seating is limited so early registration is encouraged.

aarphi50lp-2014-200x116193 startup companies have applied to pitch at the third AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch taking place May 9th in Boston.  Our expert advisory board and review committee are now reviewing all the applications. They will select 10 LivePitch finalist companies.  These companies will be announced in March. The 10 startups will be invited to Boston to pitch on stage on May 9th to our stellar line up of judges, an audience of leading investors and to AARP Consumers as well.  Plus, they will receive space in the exhibit hall in order to directly connect with the thousands of 50+ consumers who will be in attendance.

Health Innovation@50+ is a part of the AARP Spring 2014 Life@50+ National Event & Expo (May 8-10, 2014) in Boston, which is attended by 15,000+ AARP members and guests from across the U.S. and the globe. Our powerful “dual-pitch” format allows start-ups to pitch leading venture and angel investors as well as AARP consumers – at the same time.

LivePitch finalists will each have 4 minutes to pitch, followed by 7 minutes Q&A w/Judges, followed by AARP consumer audience voting.  The consumers will vote on which features they liked or disliked about the presenting company. AARP consumers will be provided handheld, wireless voting gear so they can vote in real-time for which company they feel is most likely to succeed.

The Judges will focus on these four critical elements:

  • Functionality – Is the company’s product easy to use, and does it get the job done?
  • Potential – What is the company’s business model and likely profitability, size of the market, likelihood of adoption, and growth potential?
  • Team / People – What experience does the team have, and can they make the product or service a success?
  • Creativity/Differentiation – Why would someone use this product and/or service over alternatives?

The AARP Consumer voting will focus on these four critical elements:

  • Need –Why should consumers want this product? Does the product/service address a significant unmet or under-met need? Is it unique?
  • Marketing – How easy is it to get the product?
  • Usage – Why is the product easy to use?
  • Value – Why does the value and cost of the product makes it a “must have”? What is the value proposition? Would someone use it and/or refer it to family and friends?

Two LivePitch winners will be awarded: A Judges winner and the AARP Consumer winner.

  • Judges’ Winner
    Leading investors and health technology experts will pick an overall winner.
  • AARP Consumers’ Winner
    AARP members will vote for the overall consumer fan favorite.

If you have not already registered to attend please do so now.