BERKELEY, Calif., July 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit and Business Plan Competition is excited to announce the finalists for the $10,000 Business Plan Competition, to be judged and awarded on Thursday, July 20th at The Claremont Club & Spa in Berkeley, CA.
The six finalists are:
BaroStitch — BaroStitch is a first-of-its-kind medical device for the minimally invasive closure of calcified, large-bore femoral artery access sites following age-related structural heart interventions.
Carpadien — Carpadien aims to effectively and non-invasively alleviate thumb arthritis pain to provide lasting relief and rapid recovery to 14M+ Americans who are currently without effective treatment options.
Geneticure — Using genomics to replace trial-and-error with precision medicine for large chronic diseases.
Hormone Therapeutics — Our mission is to: Add Twenty Healthy Years to Every Life.
PhysioCue — An Anti-hypertension reduction therapy device with biosensors for measuring blood pressure and mobile app. and a bio-sensor BP monitor paired with an app.
Quikiks — Quikiks are securely fastening, fully supportive, totally hands-free operable shoes for people with physical and cognitive challenges that improve their quality-of-life, independence, and safety.
Judges for the Business Plan Competition are: Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President, Market Innovation, AARP; Jeff Lee, Principal, DCM Ventures; Marti Nyman, Vice President, Market Innovation, UnitedHealthcare; Adam Seabrook, Investor, B Capital Group; Scott Smith, Founder & Partner, Managing Director, Viant Group; and Nancy Steele, VP External Ventures, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. Jeff Makowka, Director, Market Innovation, AARP, will moderate the competition.
The Keynote Speakers for the 14 Annual Summit are Dr. Ken Dychtwald, Founder & CEO, Age Wave, and Zak Dychtwald, Principal, The Dilenschneider Group. They will discuss the aging of America and China, and the Wei Ji (danger and opportunity) of these aging global powerhouses and the massive prospects for global investment and the entrepreneurial marketplace. They will be introduced by Roseann Lake, Journalist and Program Editor for The Economist, who wrote Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the World's Next Superpower.
Bootcamp sessions for this year's summit are scheduled for Wednesday, July 19th, at The Claremont. The theme is Skill-up: Get the Skills and Knowledge You Need to Build a Business in the Longevity Market. The topics include:
VOICE ENABLED TECHNOLOGY – Moderator: Laurie Orlov, Aging in Place Technology Watch
THE BLUEPRINT TO THE LONGEVITY ECONOMY: INVESTORS AND INFLUENCERS BREAK DOWN THE ECOSYSTEM FOR SUCCESS – Moderator: Mary Furlong, MFA
THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION – Moderator: Mary Margaret Drumheller, Director, Market Innovation, AARP
BUILDING CONSUMER-CENTERED BRANDS: INSIGHTS, STRATEGIES AND TACTICS TO REACH OLDER CONSUMERS – Moderator: Lori Bitter, The Business of Aging
THE FUTURE OF ROBOTICS IN DELIVERING CARE – Moderator: Mark Francis, Intel
DEMENTIA AND DIGNITY – THE MAGIC OF MEMORIES AND NAVIGATING LOSS – Moderator: Sherri Snelling, Caregiving Club
The Bootcamps are open to the general public as well as those registered for the Boomer Venture Summit. For details: http://www.boomerventuresummit.com/index/conference-boot-camps/.
2017 Summit sponsors are:
AARP, The Business of Aging, United Healthcare, CDW, Greatcall, Hasbro's Joy for All, SDI, Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation Powered by Baycrest, C Space, CareLinx, Comfort Keepers, First Republic Bank, It's Never 2 Late, Keck Medicine of USC, LifePod, Mom's Meals NourishCare, Petplan, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Triple Tree, Zielger Link•age Fund, Age Wave, CarePredict, Caring.com, Posit Science, Rhoda Goldman Plaza, SingFit Prime, Thrive, and Visionary.
For additional information and to request an interview, please contact Lori Bitter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.652.9884. A special registration code will be provided to all members of the media wishing to attend, granting free admission to the event.
About Mary Furlong & Associates/Mary Furlong
Founded in 2003, Mary Furlong & Associates (MFA) is a strategy, business development, marketing, and public relations strategic communications firm headquartered in San Francisco. Previously, Mary founded SeniorNet in l986, and ThirdAge Media in l996. She won the ASA Leadership Award, was profiled as one of Fortune Small Business Top 25, and Time Digital Top 50. In 2011, Mary received an award as one of the top 100 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and is also the author of Turning Silver into Gold: How to Profit in the New Boomer Marketplace. For the past 13 years, Mary has produced the industry-leading What's Next Boomer Business Summit and the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit. She has appeared on NBC, CBS, and NPR and is an advisor to the Ziegler Link•age Longevity Fund, LP. She also serves as an adjunct professor, focusing on entrepreneurship and women in leadership at the Leavey School of Business in Santa Clara, CA.
About Lori Bitter/The Business of Aging
Lori K. Bitter provides strategic consulting, research and development for companies seeking to engage with mature consumers at her consultancy The Business of Aging. Her book, The Grandparent Economy, debuted in September. She serves as publisher of GRAND—the digital magazine for grandparents. She was president of J. Walter Thompson's Boomer division, JWT BOOM, the nation's leading mature market advertising and marketing company and led that firm's annual Boomer marketing event for five years. A sought‐after speaker, Lori has presented research, trends, and analysis about mature consumers and the longevity marketplace. She has recently been featured in Kiplingers, eMarketer, Forbes, and the Fiscal Times, and named to Entrepreneur Magazine's 100 to Watch List. www.thebusinessofaging.com
About Susan Davis/Susan Davis International
Susan Davis International, co-producer of the summit, is a global strategic communications and public affairs firm based in Washington, D.C., with 72 agency partners worldwide, it is known as one of the top public affairs agencies in the U.S.
About Michael Skaff, CIO
Michael Skaff is the Chief Information Officer at the Jewish Senior Living Group. He was named Top 20 Most Innovative Midmarket CIO by CRN, and Top 100 Social CIO by the Huffington Post for the 4th year in a row. Michael is a trusted advisor to technology and media companies, published author, and a regular speaker at industry conferences and events.
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