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Market Overview for Technology for Aging in Place

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Silicon Valley app-centric upstarts reshape traditional businesses  

What is a Silicon Valley unicorn?  In case you didn't know, that's a startup valued at more than $1 billion. No surprise that the original definition references a mythical animal.  Perhaps the essential characteristic, then, may be that it was mythical.  Let’s consider that in December, 2015, the $66 billion market cap of one of these app-based myth-makers had exceeded that of 80% of the companies in the Fortune 500. Okay, so following a recent trip to Silicon Valley, it seems important to snatch reality back from the jaws of terminology buzz, recognizing that: 

Work and jobs -- where is the Studs Terkel of today?

Will the next mid-life crisis be at 75?  Sixty is the new sixty, says Marc Freedman. Attending a recent event, I was an audience member exhorted to consider the ever-greater expansion of time available to make sure that it is time well-lived. What does that mean in the context of life’s purpose, whether we are prepared to competently approach our very long retirement years with not-enough-saved or will we have an encore career or two? He quoted the comment of an older adult about their potentially very long future: "I’m on my next-to-last dog." Working part time – is that a next-to-last career? Volunteering – is that a career?  In one session I heard the word 'work' used for effort that is "paid or unpaid."  How mangled is our language that volunteering without pay is now called working?

Aging care organizations team up


Louisville-based Innovate LTC, a business accelerator that focuses on the aging-care sector, plans to collaborate with others in the field following a recently signed agreement.

Innovate LTC, the Atlanta-based Georgia Institute of Technology and the Sarasota, Fla.-based Institute for the Ages plan to work together to stimulate "longevity innovation" through a new partnership.

10th Annual Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit Seeks Boomer and Senior-Focused Business Plans for Competition


Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) April 24, 2013

Mary Furlong & Associates is now accepting business plans for the tenth annual Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit and Business Plan Competition at Santa Clara University on June 26, 2013. Winner of the Business Plan Competition will receive a $10,000 grand prize.

Kauffman FastTrac Receives Sponsorship from AARP to Pilot Entrepreneurship Course for Baby Boomers


KANSAS CITY, Mo.(Feb. 25, 2013) – Baby boomers residing in New York City, Southern California and South Florida may soon find it easier to pursue their dreams of entrepreneurship thanks to a new sponsorship agreement between Kauffman FastTrac and AARP. In an outreach to its membership, AARP has agreed to underwrite the bulk of expenses for 60 aspiring entrepreneurs age 50+ to enroll in a Kauffman FastTrac course.

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