AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge

Join the conversation at #AWImpact


The AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge is back! This exciting competition spotlights top entrepreneurs and startups in the technology and aging sector.

We are hosting three virtual events reflecting the broad spectrum of innovation that exists in Canada’s AgeTech sector. Five finalists will pitch at each event, and the winner of each will receive $20,000 in cash, as well as in-kind prizes.

Read about the finalists here.

Watch these pitch events via livestream! Each event also includes a lively panel discussion on the future of AgeTech and its impact on areas such as brain health. Registered audience members will have an opportunity to win a Kobo eReader.

See our Eventbrite pages for more information and to register for these events:

Competition #1 (Atlantic Canada) – June 18, 2020 – watch here.

Finalists: eNable Analytics, HomeEXCEPT, Novalte, ServUs Health, and Sparrow Acoustics

Future of AgeTech Panelists: Dr. Zayna Khayat, Future Strategist, SE Health; John Hamblin, Co-founder of Halifax’s Startup Canada and Aging2.0 chapters; and Jeff White, CEO, New Brunswick Innovation Foundation

Competition #2 (ON, QC, NU) – July 9, 2020 –watch here.

Finalists: Able Innovations, Braze Mobility, Neurofit, Stabilo Medical, and VitalTracer

AgeTech and Brain Health Panelists: Dr. Garth Smith, VP, Business Development and Partnerships, Ontario Brain Institute; Dr. Lili Liu, Dean, Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo; and Jim Mann, member, federal Minister of Health’s Advisory Board on Dementia, Advisory Council of Research Ethics BC, and AGE-WELL’s Research Management Committee. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2007, Jim now volunteers his time to focus on living as well as possible with dementia.

Competition #3 (BC, AB, SK, MB, NT, YT) – September 29, 2020 livestream, in conjunction with the BC Seniors Living Association annual conference

Finalists: GTCare, MatchWork, Seven Movements, Tochtech Technologies, and Virtual Gym

More details coming soon.

Read our media release about the finalists.

Competition Terms and Conditions












Please visit 2019 AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge and 2018 AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge for information about previous competitions.


IBM and the IBM logo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide.