Aging2.0 Global Startup Search
Aging2.0's 2017 Global Startup Search is a competition for aging-focused startups to showcase their company to an international audience, be part of a global network and community of support, and win prizes. Through a series of local pitch events, online voting + judging, and finale showcase featuring the most elite startups - - Aging2.0 will crown an entrepreneur with the grand prize: cash, mentorship and an international spotlight.
At chapter pitch events, 6-8 startups present their products to a panel of expert judges and an audience of seniors, professionals working with seniors, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, health care providers, and others interested in innovative products and services for aging.
Winners of each of the 40+ chapter events around the world will move forward to an online voting round. The approximately 10 finalists from the online voting round will pitch on the main stage at the Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE Conference in San Francisco November 14-15, 2017 competing for the grand prize of $10K.
Startup must have at least a minimum viable product (past conceptual stage)
Have less than $5 million in funding / revenue
Founder or C-level executive must be the person presenting
Must be focused on improving the quality of life for older adults
In some cases, can be a larger / more established company if they are pitching a new product / innovation