Introducing the Aging2.0 Academy Program
We're very pleased to announce the launch of the Aging2.0 Academy, a new year-long program for the top startups in aging and long-term care globally. The program, which is accepting applications through October 6, 2014, provides structured support, introductions and mentorship to help companies scale into the exploding aging and long-term care markets.
This is our second startup program - the first one was the Generator, a 6-month program that ran last year with 11 companies. This program is a natural evolution: a year-long program, based around quarterly meetings and opt-in programming (rather than regular bi-weekly dinners for all). It is also open to later stage companies and teams from all over the world. The program will also feature tighter integration with our corporate partners.
We're still casting the net broadly for startups revolutionizing the experience of aging, and using scalable technology and great design to transform areas such as 'activities of daily living', memory care, end of life, fall prevention, mobility, care transitions, caregiver support, social engagement and later-life health and wellness.
We'll be selecting companies with the input from industry partners and older consumers themselves. The chosen companies will benefit from quarterly in-person meetings with C-level executives from leading long-term care organizations, mentorship from industry experts and tailored strategic support from the Aging2.0 team and partners. Academy members will also be featured prominently at the invitation-only Aging2.0 Global Innovation Summit in May 2015.
The Aging2.0 Academy will run closely with Generator Ventures, Aging2.0's venture arm. Generator Ventures was launched in May 2014 in partnership with Formation Capital, a $4B private equity fund focused on senior housing and post-acute care, and has made 5 investments to date in aging-focused startups. Aging20 Academy companies will work closely with some of the biggest names in the industry including Home Instead Senior Care, LCS, Brookdale, Genesis Rehab, Benchmark Senior Living, Institute on Aging, Stanford Center on Longevity, AgeTech West, ClearCare and many more.
The Academy will be based out of Aging2.0’s new headquarters in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco.
For more information, go to www.aging2.com/academy/faq. We'll be having an informational webinar on 29th September, and details will be posted on: aging2.com/academy. Other questions, don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
We're look forward to welcoming the next wave of startups to the Aging2.0 family!