Technology, Disruption and the Ageing Opportunity

Thu, Nov 21, 2019, 4:00 PM (AEDT)

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Join the Sydney Chapter on 21 November for an enlightening and impassioned conversation about 'Engagement and Purpose' and the possibilities for meaningful solutions for one-third of Australia's population - the rapidly growing 50+ market

Tap into the growing intersection between business and meaningful solutions for the expanding older market.

There is a significant and expanding market aiming to meet the needs of our growing older population. As baby boomers start to retire, these consumers are no longer satisfied with products and services ‘for old people’.

Join some of Australia’s most respected thought leaders in the space, as we discuss and debate the best ways to find and commercialise the significant business opportunities. Meet like-minded businesses and individuals, find new opportunities for collaboration and be inspired by ways to overcome tricky barriers.

And hear how other start-ups and innovative Australian businesses are tapping into consumer demand for engagement and purpose – to develop both traditional and technology-based solutions.

Help us unpack Aging2.0's Grand Challenge: Engagement & Purpose and leave excited with new ideas to disrupt the status quo.

What to expect

Please join us for an informal evening, commencing with our keynote address by Mike Rungie, ‘New narrative start-ups in an old narrative world’, and followed by a lively panel discussion focusing on “What’s holding back innovation in ageing” and 3 short pitches from start-ups who have achieved traction by using out of the box thinking.

You are then invited to make connections and share your thoughts over drinks and nibbles.

Who is this event for?

Anyone with a product, a service or an idea that could resonate with the over 60’s market!

If you’re a start-up, involved in health tech or ageing tech, a large or small established business, an innovator or an interested citizen – you’re invited! Join us as we look to build and grow opportunities in this exciting new market.

Limited spaces - get your FREE TICKET today!



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Keynote Speaker

  • Mike Rungie

    Mike Rungie

    Global Centre for Modern Ageing



  • Ilsa Hampton

    Ilsa Hampton

    Meaningful Ageing Australia

    Chief Executive Officer

    See Bio
  • Andrew Dowling

    Andrew Dowling


    Founder & CEO

    See Bio
  • Ann Hoban

    Ann Hoban

    City of Sydney

    Director of City Life

    See Bio
  • Allison Shears

    Allison Shears

    Design for Age


    See Bio


Thursday, Nov 21
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM (AEDT)


Sydney Startup Hub Auditorium
Level 1, 11 York Street Sydney2000


  • Catherine Rickward

    Catherine Rickward

    Strategist, TEDx Speaker, Thought Leader, Writer

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