AGE-WELL announces six finalists in national competition recognizing top startups in Canada’s AgeTech sector

Six finalists will pitch their innovations in the annual AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge, one of the most inspiring and exciting startup competitions happening in Canada.

Open to any entrepreneur or startup with a technology-based solution that aims to improve the health and quality of life of older adults or their caregivers, this national competition recognizes and supports top startups in Canada’s growing AgeTech sector.

This year’s competition will be held on October 19, 2022 as part of the AGE-WELL Annual Conference in Regina, Saskatchewan. Finalists will be challenged to explain to a panel of expert judges how their solution can positively impact older Canadians or their caregivers. The winner will be awarded $20,000 in cash plus in-kind prizes. The runner-up will be eligible for a $5,000 cash prize.

The AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge is proud to be supported by returning key sponsor, the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI), with additional sponsorship from Bereskin & Parr.

The 2022 finalists are:

  • Axtion Independence Mobility Inc.
  • Care2Talk Technologies
  • Chirp
  • Gia Health
  • PragmaClin
  • Singular Hearing

Learn more about this year’s finalists and the incredible technological innovations they will be pitching here.

To attend the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge and experience the excitement of watching this year’s finalists compete for the top prize, register today for the 2022 AGE-WELL Annual Conference. Returning to an in-person format for the first time since 2019, the AGE-WELL Annual Conference will run from Tuesday, October 18 to Thursday, October 20. Learn more about the program and registration fees here.

This event will also be live tweeted, so be sure to follow AGE-WELL on Twitter (@AGEWELL_NCE) to stay up-to-date on this year’s National Impact Challenge.

AGE-WELL would like to thank all startups and entrepreneurs who submitted applications to the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge, and extend a hearty congratulations to the finalists.

Since 2015, AGE-WELL has served as a catalyst for technological innovation that empowers older adults to live healthy, independent, and engaged lives, while driving Canada’s AgeTech sector.

Stay up to date on the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge on the competition page.

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AGE-WELL NCE Inc. is Canada’s Technology and Aging Network. The pan-Canadian network brings together researchers, older adults, caregivers, partner organizations and future leaders to accelerate the delivery of technology-based solutions that make a meaningful difference in the lives of Canadians. AGE-WELL researchers are producing technologies, services, policies and practices that improve quality of life for older adults and caregivers, and generate social and economic benefits for Canada. AGE-WELL is funded through the federal Networks of Centres of Excellence program.