Boomer-Senior Tech Business

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Aging2.0 announces new Academy Program for the top startups in aging and long-term care.

09/18/2014

Today Aging2.0 announces the launch of the Aging2.0 Academy (http://www.aging2.com/academy), a new year-long program for the top startups in aging and long-term care globally. The program, which is accepting applications through October 6, 2014, provides structured support, introductions and mentorship to help companies scale into the exploding aging and long-term care markets. >>> Read more . . .

Next week is Active Aging Week -- let the trade show season begin

Next week is Active Aging Week 2014.  According to the International Council on Active Aging, there are 3000 events (all over the place) to celebrate beginning tomorrow -- there are "never more reasons to get off the couch."  So now there are 43 million people age 65+ in the US. (Remember when it was 39 million, back in 2012?) Today there are many reasons for older adults to get up and get moving. Seniors are saddled with ever-lengthening life expectancies (one in four of today's 65-year-olds will live to 90! They are stuck in their awkward and costly houses, with questionable health status and a propensity to be overweight.  Meanwhile, more than half of those aged 65+ rely on Social Security -- with its average payment of $1294/month -- for more than half of their income >>> Read more . . .

How an Entrepreneur's Passion Can Destroy a Startup

Passion blinds entrepreneurs, leading them to get overconfident and make bad choices at the worst times.

08/25/2014

Five new Technologies for Aging in Place: July-August, 2014

New, newer, and newest startups to help older adults. Typically it has made sense on this site to not discuss companies until they are in the market, in production, with customers and funding.  But crowdfunding has changed that paradigm. Some startups chose to surface through crowd-sourcing campaigns, gaining visibility and ideally some funding. If all goes well,  they gain some funding, credibility and even bug-fixes. And as one executive from Lively observed prior to its launch, they get feet on the street and customers.  In this post, check out a few of these companies that have launched or recently moved onto media and funding notifications. As always, press releases -- with actual text! -- might help, as do notifications through Indigogo, Kickstarter or other funders. One more thing If any new, newer, or newest startups plan to be at the AARP Ideas @50+ event in San Diego in 2 weeks, let's get together! >>> Read more . . .

What Tech Product Would be the Biggest Help to Older People?

What one new technology product do you think would be the biggest help to older people?

08/18/2014

New technologies are improving the lives of seniors

A pendant alert system is one of many technologies that are changing the lives of seniors and their caregivers for the better.

08/08/2014

The democratization of funding is changing the VC Landscape

It's about time.

07/19/2014

Silicon Valley Takes on the Challenge of Family Caregiving

07/16/2014
Washington, DC: A new report from the National Alliance for Caregiving (the “Alliance”) identifies key steps to better support family caregiving through the use of mobile, online, and in-home technologies. The report, Catalyzing Technology to Support Family Caregiving, follows an April 2014 roundtable featuring experts from government, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, caregiving advocates and researchers. The roundtable developed six recommendations, summarized in the report, to inspire and guide the industry. 
 

Generator Ventures, Focused on the Aging, is Ready to Write Checks

Seed-stage firm Generator Ventures, focused on new technologies to serve aging population, starts backing startups.

06/11/2014
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