London A-Z: from Ageism to Zebras - navigating opportunities and pitfalls of the UK longevity market

Tue, May 21, 2019, 5:30 PM (BST)


Join us for an evening of great insight and discussion starting with a talk from leading Ageism activist Ashton Applewhite (A) and ending with an all star panel focused on how we can see more age-tech "Zebras" (Z) also known as businesses following a more sustainable, collaborative and purpose-led approach - the socially orientated version of a Unicorn!

AGING2.0 London in partnership with TechHub London are proud to be hosting this one-off event at Google for Startups London Campus featuring Ashton Applewhite, acclaimed activist and journalist, and an expert on ageing and ageism. She has spoken publicly on the subject worldwide; her TED Talk has been viewed 1.4m times, and she spoke at the UN in New York in 2016. She also writes the blog Yo, Is This Ageist? and has written for, amongst others, Harper’s, The Guardian, and the New York Times. 

Following the keynote talk from Ashton, we will deep dive in the world of age-tech and hear from a selected panel of start ups, investors and government specialists on the opportunities, challenges and realities of tech scene in the UK.  

The complete A-Z!

Speakers for our panel include:

More about our partner TechHub London

TechHub is the global community for tech product entrepreneurs, and since 2010, they've supported over 3000 startups, including Swiftkey, Yammer and Bud. TechHub have different membership options for flexible desk / office space, and membership comes with a tailored growth support programme. If you want to join this amazing community, and explore the memberships, set up a time to visit with our memberships team Find out more at 

If you are looking for a new home for your tech startup, and are interested in finding out more about the membership options TechHub has to offer, our team will be running tours in the hour prior to the event (from 4.30pm). If you'd like a tour, just set up a time to visit with our memberships team by emailing

TechHub Team

Please sign up to attend, should be a great night! 

- London A2 and Tech Hub team

Keynote Speaker

  • Ashton Applewhite

    Ashton Applewhite

    This Chair Rocks

    Author, activist, and TED speaker

    Author and activist Ashton Applewhite has been recognized by the New York Times, The New Yorker, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks, speaks widely around the world, has written for Harper's and the Guardian, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? In 2016, she joined the PBS site Next Avenue’s annual list of 50 Influ...

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  • Panelists

    • Jo Blundell

      Jo Blundell

      Big Society Capital

      Director at Future Public, Investment Director at Big Society Capital and Advisor to the Government Outcomes Lab

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    • Max Parmentier

      Max Parmentier



    • Lynne Corner

      Lynne Corner

      Newcastle University

      Director of VOICE Global and Director of Engagement, Faculty of Medical Sciences

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    • Lisa Smith

      Lisa Smith



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    • Tina Woods

      Tina Woods

      Collider Heath

      CEO / Founder

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    • Stephen Johnston

      Stephen Johnston



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    Tuesday, May 21
    5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (BST)


    Google for Startups London Campus
    4-5 Bonhill Street London LondonEC2A 4BX


  • Phoebe Wilson

    Phoebe Wilson


    Co- Ambassador Aging2.0 Singapore / APAC community lead

  • Eric Kihlstrom

    Eric Kihlstrom

    Innovate UK

    Interim Director, ISCF Healthy Ageing

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