aarp-health-innovation-livepitch-2014-web-1940Videos of the LivePitch company pitches are now available for viewing:

- CareGuardian – http://youtu.be/m82RKAo-gA0
- Clear Ear – http://youtu.be/XAwUVLnjZiY
- Healthspek – http://youtu.be/ZDVyz-AccT8
- Intention Technology – http://youtu.be/auRu3i7mCQs
- Just – http://youtu.be/Tc6TM6xu_Sk
- Sway – http://youtu.be/1S8pJzjPdck
- WHILL – http://youtu.be/xGIlc5tuPaQ
- Lift Labs – http://youtu.be/vQg4A8MTd10
- BiiSafe – http://youtu.be/mNTP84PFZNk
- Accel Diagnostics – http://youtu.be/_-OAMuVTitQ
- Careticker – http://youtu.be/yJF7E5X36_E
- Pixie Scientific – http://youtu.be/otwFTvfirPc
- TalkSession – http://youtu.be/Y71r0NElf10
- Zansors – http://youtu.be/5H_BA5FeBAY
- INF Robotics Inc. – http://youtu.be/T8Y27cRdumk

AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch, held Friday, May 9 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, showcased the most exciting healthtech startup companies in the “50 and over” sector. AARP LivePitch is powerful because not only does it give startups face-to-face access to venture capitalists and angel investors but to thousands of AARP consumers who will be there as well.

It was a tough fight but the winners prevailed.  And the 2014 LivePitch and Speed Pitch winners are:

JUDGES WINNER

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.

AUDIENCE WINNER

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.

SPEED PITCH WINNER

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.

If you have not yet registered and you still wish to attend AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch Bootcamp, tomorrow, May 8th, and/or the LivePitch startup demo day, Friday, May 9th, don’t worry, you are in luck. Onsite registration will be available at both events. Just remember, they are being held at two different locations. Summary details on both are below

May 8th – AARP Innovation@50+ Bootcamp

Bootcamp is an afternoon of dialog and discussion between entrepreneurs, experts and investors, all focused on and part of, the 50+ Health tech community. This half day event will be held on May 8th 2014, at the District Hall from 3:00-7:00pm, followed by a networking reception from 7:15-9:15pm.
Event Location:  District Hall is located at 75 Northern Avenue Boston, MA.  02210
View the schedule here: http://health50.org/may8/

May 9th -  AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch

LivePitch takes place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Friday, May 9th at the AARP Spring 2013 Life@50+ National Event & Expo, which takes May 8-10, 2014.
Event Location:  Boston Convention & Exhibition Center is located at  415 Summer St.,  Boston, MA 02210
View the schedule here: http://health50.org/may9/

This is it!  It’s practically showtime. We look forward to seeing everyone this week. We have events going on the 8th, 9th and 10th and this post details locations, schedules, online networking and more. See you in Boston!

As a registered attendee you have full access to the following:

- Full access to AARP Innovation@50+ Bootcamp (May 8, 2014) – at the District Hall
- Private Evening Reception (May 8, 2014) – at the District Hall
- Full access to the AARP LivePitch startup demo day (May 9, 2014) – Boston Convention Center
- Private Evening Reception (May 9, 2014) – Boston Convention Center
- AARP LivePitch Dealbook – Showcasing all the 190 companies who applied!
- Access to the Health Innovation@50+ Tech Expo (May 8-10, 2014) – Boston Convention Center
- Access to AARP’s Life@50+ expo hall (May 8-10, 2014) – Boston Convention Center
- Entrance to The Spinners and Mary Wilson of The Supremes! (May 9, 2014, 7:30 pm) – Boston Convention Center
- Entrance to Whoopi Goldberg in conversation with Jay Leno – Boston Convention Center

Last Minute Notes

1. Location Details and Schedule
2. Badge Pick Up – (if you do not already have a badge)
3. Network with other attendees on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
4. Dress Attire
5. Thank You to our Sponsors Read More

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.