It may have been the coldest February on record for Toronto, but it was also the month when things really started to heat up for the local Toronto Chapter. February’s Pitch event was the largest event to date for the Aging2.0 Local | Toronto Chapter.
Hugh MacKinnon, Chair of the Ontario Brain Institute and Chairman of Bennet Jones (generous sponsors of the event) welcomed the crowd of 100 to this sold out event.
The Toronto Chapter was delighted that Stephen Johnston, co-founder of Aging2.0, was in attendance to give an overview of Aging2.0.
Toronto Chapter Ambassador, Mike King of Zaloplex, spoke about the formation of the local Chapter and described some of the activities to date.
Stephen introduced each of the eight pitching companies. Timekeeping was very strict for this event and companies were limited to three minutes each. The pitching startups included:
Michel Paquet, Aetonix
“Aetonix is all about connecting families. You’re a touch away from your family.”
Click here to view Michel’s pitch.
Hayman Buwan, CareUmbrella
“Assisting persons living with dementia to continue living independently, and engage with the world around them.”
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Gail Elliot, Dementiability
“One of the biggest problems in dementia care is responsive behaviour due to boredom, loneliness and lack of independence. The Best Guess electronic app is based on successful outcomes.”
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Nicole Scheidl, Fit Minds
“Cognitive stimulation therapy programming delivered to coaches through a cloud based program.”
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Matt Burns, Fondly
“A social legacy platform for families with dementia, Alzheimer's and other cognitive disabilities.”
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Leon Kruger, Home We Care
“An application that allows the long term care or retirement home to be more transparent to loved ones.”
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Gary Rotman, Life Assistant Technologies
“Reminder Rosie - a voice controlled, memory aid, digital clock.”
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Mike King, Zaloplex
“Zalio is a platform that benefits people with early stages of dementia and those that care for them.”
Click here to view Mike’s pitch
Following the pitches, all of the startups participated in a group Q&A session that was moderated by Stephen
Despite the cold, everyone in attendance would agree that the atmosphere was very warm that evening. Planning is currently underway for the Toronto Chapter’s next large event. By that time, hopefully any talk of the weather will be in reference to Toronto’s record breaking summer!