Aging2.0 Orange County Global Startup Search

Orange County
Thu, Apr 27, 2017, 5:30 PM (PDT)

Orange County

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:  

Aging2.0 Orange County 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.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event or have any questions, please email us at:



SmallCircles is a free mobile app for family caregivers of older adults to share experiences, ideas, and resources in small, local, private groups.

Concert Health, Inc.

Concert Health helps physicians integrate behavioral health services into their practices. Concert Health provides the specialist clinicians (therapists and psychiatrists), know-how, and technology infrastructure to help physician practices deliver high-quality, evidence based behavioral health care, taking advantage of Medicare's new Collaborative Care Management reimbursement opportunities.

Ohmni Labs

Ohmni Labs develop affordable, easy-to-use, and useful robots for seniors to transform the aging-in-place experience.


Activimetrics is engaged in custom software development related to transportation systems analysis and related areas. Their first commercial product is a route optimization service.

Syntr Health Technologies, LLC

Syntr Health Technologies provides an affordable point-of-care treatment for diabetic foot ulcer patients.

Red Lion Robotics

Red Lion Robotics provides low-cost and accessible hardware to provide therapy, motivation, and mobility for people with walking disabilities.


  • Jim McAleer

    Jim McAleer

    Alzheimer's Orange County

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Randy Platt

    Randy Platt

    Post-Acute Care Partners Inc & Care Partners At Home

    Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO

  • Chris Kennedy

    Chris Kennedy


    CEO & Social Innovator

  • Bill Morris

    Bill Morris

    UC Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business

    Adjunct Professor

  • Sam King

    Sam King

    Healthcare Financial Management Association National Advisory Council

    President-Elect (Southern California Chapter)

  • Ryan Foland

    Ryan Foland


    CEO, Founder


Thursday, Apr 27
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)


Calit2 Building Auditorium
UC Irvine Campus Irvine92697

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