The Aging2.0 Global Startup Search is an annual program designed for searching the world for the best aging-focused startups. The competition kicks off with a series of pitch events in Chapter cities around the world - hundreds of startups apply to compete and local teams carefully select participants and judges for each event. The winning startup from each local pitch event moves forward to an online voting round, where the general public and a panel of expert judges evaluate and contribute to the selection of finalists. The finalists will pitch at the Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE Conference in San Francisco November 14-15, 2017. This program is supported by Google for Entrepreneurs.
What are the Aging 2.0 Goals?
- Identify and learn about new startups focused on seniors around the world
- Educate the community about Aging2.0 and innovations related to aging
- Continue to expand and deepen the global community
For eligibility requirements, judging criteria, and more info, please visit: https://www.aging2.com/global-startup-search/
This year's Aging2.0 Orange County Startup Search will take place at the Calit2 Building Auditorium on the campus of UC Irvine on April 27, 2017. Registration opens at 5:30pm with the event starting at 6:00pm. Complimentary food and drinks will be available. The Orange County Chapter is partnering with Calit@UCIrvine for this event, as well as future Aging2.0 Chapter events.
LOCAL WINNERS (Semi-Finalists): The local winner from the Orange County search will receive a ticket to attend OPTIMIZE in San Francisco, as well as receive a feature at the conference and on the Aging2.0 website during voting.
FINALISTS: The finalists from the online voting round will receive $1000 in travel stipends to attend OPTIMIZE, get free exhibit space at the conference, and get to present on stage for a chance to win the grand prize.
GRAND PRIZE: The grand prize winner receives $10,000 cash and a one-year membership to the Aging2.0 Alliance.
Share that you have applied to the search on Twitter with #HeyOC #A2GSS and tag us @A2OrangeCounty!
- Applications are open until Tuesday, March 30th.
- Companies invited to pitch at our April 27th Startup Pitch event will be notified via email.
- All companies chosen will be informed on the presentation format and will have 1-2 weeks to prepare a 5 minute pitch.
-General admission tickets are free of charge, but you must register to attend! Please note, UC Irvine does have a fee for parking that is paid upon arrival.
Check out the video from last year's OPTIMIZE event, here.
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