Boomer-Senior Tech Business

Possible business investment area for boomer and aging technology product and service vendors

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

Agenda Announced for Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit Produced by Mary Furlong & Associates

06/12/2014
SANTA CLARA, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014

The Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit, scheduled for June 25th at Santa Clara University, pairs investors with entrepreneurs who can bring innovative products and services for the longevity economy to market.

The 11th Annual Summit opens with Breakfast with the Angels a networking opportunity for attendees to connect with and learn from angel investors. The Breakfast features a market overview and is convened by Dr. Sanjaya Kumar, Managing Partner, Synepta Group, Inc.

New technologies to help seniors age in place

Researchers test ways to prevent elderly people from injuring themselves at home.

06/02/2014

Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit Connects Venture Capitalists and Angels with Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

05/20/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary Furlong and Associates will host the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit, and Business Plan Competition, on June 25th at Santa Clara University. The Summit draws a global influencer base to address the ongoing needs facing the Boomer consumer, and to pair investors with entrepreneurs who can bring innovative products and services for the longevity economy to market.

Simple Gadgets to Make Aging Easier

Seven concepts dreamt up by dozens of designers in cities all over the world.

05/12/2014

Launching your boomer/senior, health tech product in 2014

Don’t quit your day job just yet – do the homework first.  Starting a new company in the boomer/senior, mHealth/Digital Health tech space? I hear fairly regularly from those who have this intent.  Maybe they have a prototype they have created. When I don’t hear first, sometimes I catch who they are through the modern-day miracle of Google Alerts. So maybe we chat, maybe I take a look at a website, learn how they are going about getting their funding, and I ask if they know about products that may be similar to what they are doing.  Or have they browsed online catalogs, or spoken to non-profits (if that is one of the target audiences).  Have they studied market sizings and surveys from Nielsen to Pew to the exuberant Semico Research? And so on.  So here’s an updated set of advice for the pre-early stage: >>> Read more . . .

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