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Register to attend this panel in person at Denver Startup Week. We will also be live streaming the event - registration is required for live streaming as well.
In Colorado, more than 1.2 million people will be 65 by 2030. And with them, we will see another million caregivers ranging in age from 20 to 50+, working either formally or informally, to ensure the aging population can enjoy a healthy, engaged and fulfilling life.
As we age, we start to show wear and tear and need additional supports to remain active, engaged and healthy. Changes resulting from aging are driving a massive market for products and services that support older adults through their golden years.
In the US, this product market has been coined the Longevity Economy – the 50+ population which controls more than 83% of the wealth in the United States. When you include health care and maintenance provided by insurance companies, Medicaid and Medicare, this is a multi-trillion dollar industry. This session will offer an overview of why these investors and funders have chosen to invest in the aging space – providing an incentive for startups to innovate here and validating the opportunity to Do Good and Do Well!
This panel will consist of:
Allyson Plasko - Village Capital
Barb Bauer - Rockies Venture Club
Arnold Whitman - Generator Ventures
David Stoller - Center on Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)
Katie Schmitz - Zieglar Alternative Investments
Steve Ewell - Consumer Technology Association Foundation
Moderator - Karen Brown - Aging2.0 Denver Chapter