WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 1, 2014 – AARP 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.
AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch finalists
We are pleased to present the 10 LivePitch finalists of the third AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch. These companies will take the stage on May 9th in Boston.
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.
Palo Alto, CA
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.
Singer Island, FL
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 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.
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.
San Francisco, CA
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.
New York, NY
Technology embedded in consumer products that unobtrusively monitor nutrition and onset of chronic conditions in children and seniors before symptoms occur.
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.
New York, NY
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 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.
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.
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.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.
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