The 15th Annual Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit and Business Plan Competition will take place on June 20th and 21st at the Claremont Club and Spa, Berkeley, California. The Summit draws a global base addressing the needs facing older consumers, and pairs investors with entrepreneurs to bring products and services to market. This year’s theme is “Investment, Impact, and Opportunity in the Longevity Marketplace” and includes investor opportunities, marketing sessions, research reports, and networking.
The 2018 Summit features the Business Plan Competition where emerging companies pitch their ideas to a diverse panel of judges for feedback, funding and for one, a $10,000 prize. The event includes angel investors, early stage and growth stage firms, and distribution partners all focused on investment in the longevity economy. This includes: Jill Ford, Toyota AI Ventures: John Hopper, Ziegler Link Age Longevity Fund; Natalie McNamee, Tarnagula Ventures; Scott Smith, Viant Capital; Michael Carroll, TripleTree; and others.
“I started the Silicon Valley Summit to bring together investors, angels, industry experts, entrepreneurs and start-up companies to learn about the longevity markets, “says Mary Furlong, CEO and President of Mary Furlong & Associates and Executive Producer of the Summit. “After 15 years, I am proud to say that this conference is not only the longest running event to focus on investing in this market, but is the event where key strategic and marketing partnerships are forged.”
Additionally, Charlotte Yeh, M.D, Chief Medical Officer of AARP Services, Inc., will keynote the Summit with an aspirational look at life after 50, including a conversation on “The Voice of the Consumer” featuring Dr. Yeh with Sherwin Sheik, CareLinx; Ted Fischer, Ageless Innovation; Dan Trigub, Lyft; and Bill Yates, GreatCall.
New to the Summit this year is a second competition whereby companies present ideas for a product focused on providing peace of mind to family caregivers through the use of VR, AI and other disruptive technologies are invited to apply to pitch. The winner of this completion will be chosen by individuals 50 plus attending the Summit. The winning team will go on to the AARP Innovation Hatchery Pitch Event in Washington, DC, in October of 2018. Find the details for this competition here.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Yeh as well as AARP’s Innovation Lab Pitch, to the Boomer Venture Summit event,” said Mary Furlong, Executive Producer. “We’ve hosted a venture-judged competition for 15 years, and adding a competition focused on family caregiving that is judged by the 50 plus consumer adds an important new layer to our event.”
To register visit www.boomerventuresummit.com. CALA members can receive 20% off registration with a discount code…check your recent CALA Update e-newsletter for the code and register today!