Cedars-Sinai & Techstars Announce Inaugural Healthcare Accelerator Class

The Techstars Healthcare Accelerator, in partnership with Cedars-Sinai, have announced the 11 healthtech startup companies that will be participating in their inaugural three-month accelerator class. According to a recent press release, the class will receive “mentorship and guidance from Cedars-Sinai doctors, nurses and executives along with investors and entrepreneurs from the Techstars network and the healthcare industry.”

Aging2.0 at NIC Spring Investment Forum

Content via: National Investment Center for Senior Housing & Care

The 4 Cs of Proactive Care

NIC comes to Dallas this week with its Spring Investment Forum and Aging2.0 will be running two sessions on Thursday (March 10) on the topic of innovation. My co-founder Katy Fike will be moderating a session about improving quality with technology and I’ll be moderating the panel: "Startups Powering the Shift to Proactive Care". This post outlines a bit more about what we mean by ‘proactive care’ and a peek at the startups we're highlighting.

Aging2.0 | Barcelona Kickoff

Aging2.0 | Barcelona Chapter launched with a fantastic event at the Sanitas Mayores headquarters on February 11, 2016. The group discussed Aging2.0's mission, local resources and future plans for the Barcelona Chapter. The meeting was hosted by Juan Pablo Correa, CEO of Info Elder. Please click here to view photos of the event and see below for some exciting articles that were written about Aging2.0 | Barcelona:

Brookdale Launches Innovative 'Entrepreneur in Residence' Program

Guest Blog written by: Andrew Smith, Director of Strategy and Innovation at Brookdale Senior Living

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Cost of Aging in America

By 2060, almost 98 million Americans will be 65 and older, which will be more than double the amount reported in 2013. Older Americans will account for more than 20 percent of the U.S. population, an unprecedented number. Why is this the case? Because health advancements related to treatment and prevention of disease are helping people live longer than ever before. But an aging population comes with potentially serious financial ramifications for aging Americans and their families. MPH@GW, the online Master of Public Health from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, created the following infographic to help explain the economic impact that a growing aging population will have on Americans.

Aging2.0 Contributes to ASA Publication

Katy Fike and Grace Andruszkiewicz of Aging2.0 recently contributed a piece to the ASA Generations publication, titled: Emerging Technology Trends and Products: How Tech Innovations Are Easing the Burden of Family Caregiving.

Aging2.0 Hosts 30 Pitch Events in 30 Cities within 30 Days

In September, Aging2.0 kicked off an initiative called #30in30in30 - where we hosted 30 pitch events in 30 cities around the world... all within in 30 days! Thanks to the support of our Chapter network, sponsors, partners and volunteers, we are proud to announce that more than 180 startups presented at the various events, and we reached more than 2000 people in 14 countries (over 5 continents)! As we look back, we are amazed by the Aging2.0 community, excited by the innovations that are being developed around the world, and hopeful that the effort of our team and our Chapter network will continue to give entrepreneurs a platform from which to accelerate their impact on the senior industry. The final culmination of these 30 pitch events will be taking place in Silicon Valley this fall at the Global Startup Spotlight session of the Aging2.0 AgeTech Expo. Out of the hundreds of startup companies that applied and pitched at local events, the following were selected to present. Several companies were also chosen to participate in the 3rd annual Pitch for Pilots competition!