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Aging2.0 Halifax Chapter Global Innovation Showcase – Seniors and Health
1PM - SESSION #1: PITCHES
Aging 2.0 Intro and Welcome - Ed Leach
Introduction to Pitch Competition - John Hamblin
2:17PM - Deliberation & Break
2:40PM - SESSION #2 INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS
Introduction – Ed Leach
Simon D’Entremont - Deputy Minister (NS Department of Seniors)
Northwood - Jacklyn Carter & Margaret Szabo
NS GovLab - Xiaodan Pang
Lawtons Home HealthCare – Ron Swan
CAA Atlantic- Martyn Sibbald
Redefining Retirement - Chris Pelham
Axem Neurotechnology – Tony Ingram
3:45PM - Closing remarks - Glen Hougan
After party to be held at 5pm at NSCAD University & Garrison Brewery
This major event will highlight new products and services developed in our region aimed at Health and Wellness in general and, specifically, at assisting Seniors to age well in Atlantic Canada and throughout the world. Refreshments will be provided.
The opening session will feature Start-ups and early-stage companies providing products or services geared to Health and Seniors "pitching" their businesses. This will be followed by a refreshments break and the second session where a number of organizations and individuals will present exciting projects and innovative approaches to enhancing the health care system and the quality of life for seniors. There will be both demo and information booths which will provide the opportunity to view some amazing products and learn about services available to seniors.
Session 1-Global Innovation Showcase-Pitch Competition:
Aging2.0 is a worldwide organization which has as its’ goal to accelerate innovation to address the biggest challenges and opportunities in ageing. It has more than 90 Chapters on 6 continents including our Halifax Chapter. More information on Aging2.0 and a link to join the Halifax chapter can be found on their web site www.aging2.com The Aging2.0 Global Innovation Showcase is an opportunity for "ageing-focused" entrepreneurs and innovators around the world to pitch their product or service and gain international exposure. https://www.aging2.com/gis/ provides more details. The winner of the Halifax Chapter GIS "pitch" event will be selected by a panel of experts and will be featured across the Aging2.0 global network and will receive publicity, recognition and prizes. As well, the winner will receive 2 other major prizes:
From AGE-WELL (www.agewell-nce.ca ) the following additional prize:
1. 1-year membership to the AGE-WELL Startup Affiliate Program
1 Exhibitor and attendee pass to the Age-Well Annual Conference in Moncton Oct.22-23 (value
2. From Aging 2 Boston Chapter, ( see http://www.revolutionize.a2boston.org/agenda/ ) admission to their great revolutionize conference and participation in the 5 company pitch competition with the winner getting $5,000. US Funds!
To apply for the Halifax pitch competition go to https://form.jotformeu.com/91135007623347
Session 2-Innovative Approaches to Health and Supporting Seniors and Caregivers:
In this session, we will highlight initiatives in Atlantic Canada and beyond aimed at enhancing Health Care and Wellness and supporting Seniors in all aspects of their lives. Areas to be covered include; Health initiatives, Innovations in Long Term Care and in Home Care as well as opportunities for Seniors to contribute to our communities and to grow our economy. Promoting "Aging Well" at all ages is our overall objective! This section will spotlight both government-sponsored and private sector initiatives that will help put Nova Scotia at the forefront of innovation in the Health, Wellness and Senior's Segments.
The event will be live-streamed so that the 90+ Aging2.0 Chapters around the world can tune in as well as any other groups or organizations who are interested (A copy of the video will also be kept online for future viewing).
This is a not to be missed event which presents an opportunity for anyone interested in Innovation and Seniors to learn about some great startups and initiatives in Atlantic Canada and to network with startup founders, innovators and support organizations! Many Thanks to The Nova Scotia Department of Seniors, CAA Atlantic, The Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and HomeExcept whose sponsorships permit us to provide refreshments and live-streaming as well as to the Halifax Public Libraries for providing the use of their phenomenal O'Regan Hall for the event!
Note: By registering for, or attending, this event, you are agreeing to the following: Photographs may be taken at the event and appear on social media. You are authorizing Aging2 Halifax to use your image, likeness and / or name on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, the Aging2 blog or other marketing materials in connection with the event.
Disclaimers: By registering for, or attending, this event, you are agreeing to the following: Photographs may be taken at the event and appear on social media. You are authorizing Aging2.0 to use your image, likeness and / or name on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, the Aging2.0 blog or other marketing materials in connection with the event. The organizers of this event, Aging2.0, and any of their employees, volunteers, members and representatives are not responsible for any injury, loss or damage of any kind sustained by any person while participating in this event.