Submitted by: Christopher Sherman
Companies To Take The Stage Before Judges from Kleiner Perkins, DFJ, Google Ventures, HLM Ventures and TEDMED
Boston – April 7, 2014 – LivePitch Media and AARP today announced the five LivePitch Speed Pitch finalists that will take the stage for the third AARP Health Innovation @50+ LivePitch, a showcase of the hottest startups in the “50 and over” health technology market. The event takes place Friday, May 9, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
The five Speed Pitch finalists will join the 10 LivePitch finalists announced last week. Each Speed Pitch finalist will have a lightening-fast 1 minute to pitch their company and product to judges, investors and 50-and-older consumers who will be in the audience. 193 companies applied to pitch.
AARP Health Innovation @50+ LivePitch is unique among startup pitch and demo events because it gives startups access not only to venture capitalists and angel investors but to thousands of fifty-and-over consumers. AARP Health Innovation@50 + LivePitch takes place at the bi-annual AARP Life@50+ AARP National Event & Expo, which is attended by 15,000 members and guests from across the globe.
This year’s expert Judges include: Shirley Bergin, Partner, COO/CMO, TEDMED, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers Partner Lynne Chou, Peter Grua, Partner, HLM Venture Partners, Mohanjit Jolly, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Krishna Yeshwant, General Partner, Google Ventures.
One Speed Pitch winner will receive a trophy for AARP Popular Speed Pitch Award; one-on-one mentoring meeting with Unity Stoakes, co-founder & President, StartupHealth and mentorship with the AARP Innovation team.
AARP Health Innovation @50+ Speed Pitch Finalists
These companies will take the stage on May 9th in Boston beginning at 3:15pm.
New York, NY
CareGuardian matches seniors with incredible in-home caregivers. Dedicated advisors guide seniors through a matchmaking process and quickly coordinate care delivery. CareGuardian’s proprietary technology constantly measures quality and performance, so families know they’re getting help they can trust.
Clear Ear Inc.
San Francisco, CA
Clear Ear is a medical device company focused on delivering hearing innovations that make ears around the world happier. Its first product line is TEC, which addresses the number one cause of hearing loss and hearing-aid failure worldwide—ear wax impaction. TEC seeks to improve quality of ear care for these 350M+ patients.
INF Robotics Inc.
We have designed an affordable home healthcare robot for seniors allowing them to better communicate with their doctors and caregivers from the comfort of their home while adding features that enhance quality of life. Our smart robot adapts around its users’ behaviors and needs, allowing them to age in place.
Ridge Mannor, FL
Intention Technology is a startup company that aims to streamline medical diagnosis of various diseases through non-invasive monitoring of human bioinformatics. Our device is intended to enable early diagnosis and pattern-matched vital signs to assist medical professionals in many ways.
San Carlos, CA
WHILL, the team of spin-outs of SONY, Nissan and Olympus, creates next generation personal mobility (single-passenger sit-down electric vehicle). Its futuristic design makes you look active. Its special wheels and 4WD system realize tight turn and excellent terrain coverage. With WHILL, you will get confident both mentally and physically.
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