The Aging2.0 Global Startup Search is an annual program designed to search the world for the best aging-focused startups. The competition kicks off with a series of pitch events in Chapter cities around the world - hundreds of startups apply to compete and local teams carefully select participants and judges for each event. The winning startup from each local pitch event moves forward to an online voting round, where the general public and panel of expert judges evaluate and contribute to the selection of finalists. The finale pitch event will take place during the Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE Conference November 14-15, 2017 and the grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 (USD) cash prize and a one-year membership to the Aging2.0 Alliance

Call for Startups



Deadline: The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017 - however applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so startups are encouraged to apply as soon as possible

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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
  • The top startups that are selected to pitch at the Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE conference will be required to present in English
Judging Criteria:
  • Idea / Product - quality of overall concept, viability of product or service
  • Team / Business Model - diversity and strength of team, sales record, funding, pipeline, strategic plan
  • Impact on the aging experience - potential to improve quality of life for older adults, caregivers, and/or revolutionize the aging services industry.

Call for Event Hosts


Friends of Aging2.0 can to apply to host an event - and are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. All event hosts will receive one complimentary ticket to Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE!
Note: Hosts can apply to be a Chapter Ambassador after hosting their local pitch event and their application will be fast-tracked.



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