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AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Halifax Regional Pitch Competition

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm ADT

Ticket Price: Free, but registration required




Demographics are shifting and, with that, come both challenges and opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs. Atlantic Canada has felt the effects of these shifts and is making strong efforts to address them. With this in mind, AGE-WELL, InnovaCorp, Innovation PEI, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and Aging2 Halifax are coming together to spotlight Atlantic Canada’s entrepreneurs and startups in the technology and aging sector.

Prizes at the Atlantic Canada competition will include $20,000 in cash, in-kind prizes and a future opportunity to pitch to regional investors.

Watch the pitches and a not-to-be-missed panel on the future of AgeTech innovation during our live streamed event.

The live stream link will be sent out in advance of the event.

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

Competition website: https://agewell-nce.ca/age-well-national-impact-challenge-startup-edition/age-well-national-impact-challenge

Join the conversation at #AWImpact

Finalists will be announced soon.


Future of AgeTech Panelists

Zayna Khayat is Future Strategist with SE Health

John Hamblin is co-founder of Halifax’s Startup Canada and Aging2.0 chapters

Jeff White is CEO at the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation

At the event, you will receive a link that will allow you to vote and post questions for our panel. Attend and participate for a chance to win a Kobo Clara HD eReader!*


Sponsors of the competition are: Innovacorp, Innovation PEI, New Brunswick Innovation Foundation as well as BC Seniors Living Association, CARP, IBM, Impact Centre, Ontario Brain Institute, Spectrum Health Care, and YouAreUNLTD.

New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) is an independent non-profit corporation that specializes in venture capital and research investments, helping create over 113 companies with over $100 million invested.

Innovation PEI is focused on accelerating economic development in Prince Edward Island by investing in people, culture, innovation, and infrastructure.

Innovacorp is Nova Scotia’s early stage venture capital organization which also gives entrepreneurs access to world-class incubation facilities, expert advice and other support to help accelerate their companies.

Aging2-Halifax is a part of the Aging2.0 network and its mission is to ensure that the voice of an older population is central to the development of products and services aimed at addressing their needs. Become a member of the Halifax Chapter and assist in building the longevity economy in Atlantic Canada.

AGE-WELL NCE is Canada’s technology and aging network. The federally-funded network is dedicated to the creation of technologies and services that benefit older adults and caregivers. Applicants may also be interested in AGE-WELL’s Startup Affiliate Program.

*Available to Canadian residents only.

Contact: For more information or for media inquiries, contact startups@agewell-nce.ca.