Aging2.0 Chicago Global Startup Search

Tue, Mar 21, 2017, 6:00 PM (CDT)


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


4D Healthware

4D Healthware is a chronic disease management and population health IT service provider focused on developing software solutions for patients, caregivers, and health systems that use remote monitoring, real-time data and machine learning to coach patients into healthier lifestyles. The 4D soultions increase patient engagement and improve patient outcomes.

Janus Choice, Inc.

Janus Choice facilitates informed healthcare transitions between different care settings. We offer an interactive and easy-to-use platform for matching patients with the best post-acute providers.


teleCalm is the safest and easiest phone service for seniors. teleCalm helps the caregiver protect their loved-one while allowing them to retain their independence.


IntelliWheels is the innovation house for wheelchair technology.

i65 LLC

i65 empowers today's financial, medical and HR professionals to help senior-aged clients make the best Medicare decisions for their unique needs - without insurance sales pressure.


INVU Active Remote Care empowers home health providers and families to deliver better, lower cost care for those healing and aging in their own homes.

Embodied Labs

Embodied Labs creates immersive first-person, virtual reality experiences for health care providers in training to learn by stepping into their patient's world.


  • 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.



Tuesday, Mar 21
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (CDT)


Hyatt Regency Chicago | Plaza AB Conference Room
151 E Upper Wacker Dr. Chicago60601


  • Grace Andruszkiewicz

    Grace Andruszkiewicz


    VP, Brand Strategy

    See Bio
  • Scott Peifer

    Scott Peifer


    VP, Corporate Relations

  • Tamara Jurgenson

    Tamara Jurgenson

    Aging2.0 | Chicago


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