Engaged Seniors Shaping Innovation

San Francisco
Tue, Dec 5, 2017, 5:30 PM (PST)

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San Francisco

New Venue: Uber, 555 Market St, San Francisco

If you are an innovator who wants to take on some of the challenges and opportunities in aging, the Aging2.0 San Francisco Chapter invites you to join us for an interactive event to help you better understand the needs, abilities and desires of older adults and caregivers. This program is appropriate for entrepreneurs with products in development, as well as if you only have an inkling of an idea about a product you want to create. 

The program is also of interest to older adults who want to see opportunities to contribute to improving products and services to meet the needs of the senior community.

Engaged Seniors Shaping Innovation is our second event in this series to help entrepreneurs better understand the aging market and provide insights about designing products and services for older adults and caregivers.  

The evening showcases organizations that provide unique service to training or assisting innovators in creating products and services for the aging community. Common to all of the organizations is that older adults are critical contributors to the organization and service they provide.

Core to this event is significant interactive audience Q&A with the speakers. Make sure to bring your questions and your experiences to share to help other entrepreneurs. Working together we can make people's lives better as we grow up!


Gretchen Addi, Designer in Residence, Aging2.0 will provide a user perspective on her experience working with innovators to create products for older adults. She was previously an Associate Partner and business lead for IDEO in the Bay Area for 17 years.

Dr. Richard Caro, Founder Tech Enhanced Life. Dr. Caro will describe the work of the Longevity Explorers - a unique sharing, evaluation, and ideation community made up of older adults (in their 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s), and their friends, families, and caregivers.

David L. Jaffe, MS, Lecturer in Stanford's Mechanical Engineering Design Group.will provide an overview of Perspectives in Assistive Technology, the course he has taught for the past eleven years, explain the engineering design development process he advocates for assistive technology devices, and highlight the role of stakeholders in product development.

Dr. Paul Tasner  Founder PulpWorks, Inc. founded his first start-up at age 66, pairing his idea for a business with his experience and passion.  

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 5:30-9:00 PM

5:30-6:30 PM - Networking Reception

6:30-8:00 PM - Program and Q&A

8:00-9:00 PM - Post Program Networking

Location: Uber, 555 Market St., San Francisco, Ca. 94105

BART:  Montgomery St. Station

Public Parking: 525 Market St. Garage    Garage closes at 7 PM. Pre-pay and get key at lobby when leaving.

If you have questions about the event, suggestions of programs effectively engaging seniors in developing solutions, or are a savvy company wanting to showcase your brand by sponsoring this event, contact Bill Brasier at sanfrancisco@aging2.com

Keynote Speakers

  • Paul Tasner

    Paul Tasner

    PulpWorks, Inc

    Co-founder and CEO

    See Bio
  • Gretchen Addi

    Gretchen Addi


    Designer in Residence

    See Bio
  • David L. Jaffe

    David L. Jaffe

    Stanford's Mechanical Engineering, Design Group


    See Bio
  • Richard Caro

    Richard Caro

    Tech-enhanced Life


    See Bio


Tuesday, Dec 5
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)


555 Market St. San Francisco94105


  • Bill Brasier

    Bill Brasier

    Aging2.0 Local | San Francisco

    Former Ambassador

  • David Kendall

    David Kendall

    e-Ager - Apps for Active Seniors


  • Wayne LaRochelle

    Wayne LaRochelle

    Aging2.0 Local | San Francisco

  • Doug Mosher

    Doug Mosher


    CTO & Cofounder

    See Bio
  • Susan Poor

    Susan Poor

    Susan Poor Consulting


  • Emily Wang

    Emily Wang



  • Sinclair Wu

    Sinclair Wu

    Aging2.0 Local | San Francisco

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