Aging2.0 Chicago Global Startup Search

Aging2.0 Chicago
March 21, 2017 / 6:00 PM


Aging2.0's 2017 Global Startup Search is a competition for aging-focused startups to showcase their company to an international audience, be part of a global network and community of support, and win prizes. Through a series of local pitch events, online voting + judging, and finale showcase featuring the most elite startups - - Aging2.0 will crown an entrepreneur with the grand prize: cash, mentorship and an international spotlight.

At chapter pitch events, 6-8 startups present their products to a panel of expert judges and an audience of seniors, professionals working with seniors, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, health care providers, and others interested in innovative products and services for aging.

Sign up to pitch here.

Winners of each of the 40+ chapter events around the world will move forward to an online voting round. The approximately 10 finalists from the online voting round will pitch on the main stage at the Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE Conference in San Francisco November 14-15, 2017 competing for the grand prize of $10K.


  • 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


Elizabeth Coston

Elizabeth Coston

Impact Engine

Senior Associate
John Holton, PhD

John Holton, PhD

Concordia University Chicago

Director of the Center for Gerontology
John Larson

John Larson

Cantata Adult Life Services

Judy Jurgenson

Judy Jurgenson

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Ashish Shah

Ashish Shah

PreparedHealth, Inc.


March 21, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Hyatt Regency Chicago | Plaza AB Conference Room
151 E Upper Wacker Dr.
Chicago, 60601
6:00 pm Registration
6:30 pm Welcome Session
7:00 pm Startup Pitches
7:45 pm Fireside chat with Vyna CEO, Maria Siambekos & Judge Deliberation
7:55 pm Announcement of Winner + 2-Pint-0 Kickoff
8:00 pm Liquid Networking


Grace Andruszkiewicz

Grace Andruszkiewicz


Director of Marketing
Scott Peifer

Scott Peifer


VP, Alliance
Tamara Jurgenson

Tamara Jurgenson

Aging2.0 | Chicago


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