Startup company response to the 3rd AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch has been overwhelming. We know a number of companies are still scrambling to get their applications in, therefore we have have extended the registration deadline through the weekend. Those of you still finalizing your application, we welcome you to submit until Sunday, February 16th at 11:59pm eastern time. I’m afraid we will not be able to extend the deadline after that time. Good luck to you all.

Pitch here: http://health50.org/pitch/

indexWe wanted to remind everyone that the deadline for startups to apply to AARP’s Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch is just days away – this Friday, February 14th. If you know of health tech startups that should be applying, please make sure you let them know.

This year we will be in Boston on Friday, May 9 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. AARP LivePitch is killer because not only does it give startups face-to-face access to venture capitalists and angel investors but startups also have face-time with 15,000 AARP consumers who will be there as well (great for marketing to consumers and consumer feedback). That’s because LivePitch again takes place at AARP’s Spring 2014 Life@50+ National Event & Expo.

The application process is only open until February 14th so interested startups should apply now at http://health50.org/pitch/

The Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch start-up applicants are focused on consumer-oriented health technologies for “50 and over” market, enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. Companies participating will have launched their product / service within 18 months of the May 9, 2014 event date, as well as not have raised more than $5 million in funding. Applying companies should first read the FAQ at http://health50.org/faq/

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AARP and LivePitch Media are pleased to announce the advisory board for the 2014 AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch.  The board is comprised of industry experts, thought leaders and investors, including many of the top health-focused incubators and accelerators. The 17-member board will select the pitch-finalists from our pool of startup up applicants. In all, 10 startup finalists (see the FAQ for requirements) will be selected to pitch live, on-stage in Boston on May 9th to investors and consumers.  The deadline to apply to pitch is February 14, 2014.

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. Health Innovation@50 + is unique among start-up pitch and demo events, because it gives start-ups access not only to venture capitalists and angel investors but to thousands of fifty-and-over consumers. The broad 50+ consumer reach provides LivePitch finalists an unparalleled opportunity to better understand the wants and needs of the 50+ by gaining valuable, instant consumer feedback while making important contacts with the investment community.

2014 AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch Advisory Board
See full bios at http://health50.org/advisors/

Scott Bailey, Senior Director of Partnerships, MassChallenge
Marty Bauer, Managing Director, The Iron Yard
Shirley Bergin, Partner, COO/CMO, TEDMED
Brian Dolan, Co-Founder & Editor, MobiHealthNews
Kristin Eilenberg, Co-Founder and CEO, Infuse Accelerator
Vincent Fabiani, Administrative Partner, HLM Venture Partners
Mary Furlong, CEO and Founder, Mary Furlong and Associates
Jill Gilbert, Producer, Digital Health & Silvers Summit, Robotics on the Runway
Alicia Heazlitt, Director, InnovateLTC
John Hotta, Private Investor, Nayma Fund
Margaret Laws, Director, Innovations for the Underserved, California HealthCare Foundation
Bert Navarrete, CEO and Managing Partner, Tigerlabs Ventures
Jenna Rose, Director, Healthbox
Chris Seper, CEO, MedCity Media
Paul Slavin, Chief Operating Officer, Everyday Health
Unity Stoakes, Co-founder and President, StartUp Health
Dr. Hubert Zajicek, MD, Co-founder & Executive Director, Health Wildcatters

Pitch Summary

The application deadline, Friday, February 14, 2014, is rapidly approaching and interested startups are encouraged to review the FAQ and apply today.

LivePitch – For start-ups with teams in place and product under development
Pitch Date:         Friday, May 9, 2014
Expo Dates:       May 8-10, 2014

The Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch start-up applicants finalists are focused on consumer-oriented health technologies for “50 and over” market, enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. Finalists will be those companies that are creating innovative health technology products and services that serve the needs and wants of Americans age 50+. Companies participating will have launched their product / service within 18 months of the May 9, 2014 event date, as well as not have raised more than $5 million in funding.

The call for applications is now open for the third AARP Health Innovation@50 + LivePitch. Start-up companies can apply online at http://health50.org.  Ten finalists will be selected to participate live, on stage, Friday, May 9, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Applications are open until February 14, 2014. Lisa Suennen, Co-Founder and Managing Member of Psilos Group, a healthcare-focused venture fund, will once again Emcee the event.

AARP Health Innovation@50 + LivePitch is unique among start-up pitch and demo events because it gives start-ups access not only to venture capitalists and angel investors but to thousands of AARP consumers. AARP Health Innovation@50 + LivePitch takes place in the expo hall at the bi-annual AARP Life@50+ AARP National Event & Expo, which is attended by 15,000 members and guests from across the globe.  The broad AARP consumer reach provides LivePitch finalists an unparalleled opportunity to connect with consumers, gaining valuable, instant product feedback.

Pitch Date:    Friday, May 9, 2014
Expo Dates:   May 8-10, 2014
All LivePitch finalists receive free exhibit space and should expect to exhibit at the AARP Health Innovation@50+ Tech Expo, a showcase at Life@50+ National Event & Expo.

Who Can Apply

The Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch start-up applicants finalists are focused on consumer-oriented health technologies for “50 and over” market, enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. Finalists will be those companies that are creating innovative health technology products and services that serve the needs and wants of Americans age 50+. Companies participating will have launched their product / service within 18 months of the May 9, 2014 event date, as well as not have raised more than $5 million in funding. Applying companies should first read the FAQ at http://health50.org/faq/

The Power Behind our Dual-Pitch Format

The powerful AARP LivePitch format provides start-ups the opportunity to pitch to both leading venture and angel investors and AARP 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. At the end of the day two winners from 10 finalists will be announced: the Judges Overall Winner and the Consumers Favorite.

Interested companies should start with the FAQ now.

bostonAs you can see with this web site refresh we are now gearing up for the Health Innovation 50+ LivePitch 2014, 3rd annual AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch, Friday, May 9 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.  Additional details on company application process, attendee registration and more will be forthcoming in days, so stay tuned.  In the mean time, if you’re new around here and need some background about us, feel free to check out our 2013 event which was held in Las Vegas last May.

The AARP Innovation@50+TM initiative aims to spark entrepreneurial activity across public and private sectors. Anchored by the AARP social mission – to enhance the quality of life for all as we age – the initiative enlists the expertise of visionary thinkers, entrepreneurs, the investment community, industry and not-for-profits to spur innovation to meet the needs and wants of people over 50.

On the ground, the initiative catalyzes research and helps shape a marketplace ethos by promoting core, unifying principles such as “design for all.” It stimulates new business models that reflect the broad transformation in how the 50-plus life is being re-imagined. Lastly, the initiative prepares 50-plus people to communicate with, access, engage and thrive in a new “longevity economy.”

Visit the AARP InnovationAARP Innovation@50+TM initiative web site for additional details.