AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge

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Are you an entrepreneur or startup with a technology-based solution that can support the health and quality of life of older adults and/or caregivers?

The AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge is back for another run in 2020.

This competition recognizes top startups and supports entrepreneurship in Canada’s technology and aging sector.

Finalists will pitch their innovative technologies and services to a panel of expert judges.

Regional competitions will be held in Halifax, Toronto and Whistler with five finalists pitching at each competition.

The winner at each competition will receive $20,000 in cash, plus in-kind prizes.

The deadline to submit an application is May 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. (From these applications, five finalists will be selected for each regional event.)

Join the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge and help shape the future of aging!


Dates & Locations:

Halifax (Virtual Competition) – Date to be announced

Toronto (Zoomer Hall) – July 8, 2020 at 5:00PM (Pitches start at 6:00 PM)

Whistler (Fairmont Chateau Whistler) – September 29, 2020 at the BC Senior Living Association annual conference

Format: 5 finalists, 5-minute pitches, 5-minute Q&A with a panel of expert judges

Please note that due to ongoing developments with COVID-19, the date and format for any events related to the competition are subject to change.

Please see the Application Form and Competition Terms and Conditions for more information, including how to submit applications.


Read the media release here.


Applicants may also be interested in AGE-WELL’s Startup Affiliate Program.



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Please visit 2019 AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge and 2018 AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge for information about last year’s competition.