Ticket Price: Free, but registration required
Join the AGE-WELL community in downtown Toronto to hear entrepreneurs pitch their solution for positively impacting the lives of older Canadians and/or caregivers. The evening of food, drink, competition, and networking will highlight exciting new technology poised to impact the aging sector.
The AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition recognizes the top startups in Canada’s technology and aging sector, and supports entrepreneurship in the sector. Startups from across the country submitted their written and video applications and the top five from this region were chosen to compete in a live pitch competition in Toronto.
These five finalists will be making their five-minute pitch in front of the audience and will be put to the test with a five-minute question period from a panel of esteemed judges. The winner of each regional competition will receive $15,000 in cash plus in-kind prizes.
BISEP is developing the ARMM, a device that attaches an individual’s wheelchair directly to their walker. It provides lateral and posterior support for the transfer from the wheelchair to the walker and allows the user to safely practice daily exercises. The ARMM increases frequency of ambulation and walking while decreasing sedentary time.
Cosm Medical combines ultrasound, data science, and 3D printing to create gynethotics— patient-specific gynecological prosthetics to treat women with pelvic floor disorders, which includes prolapse and incontinence. These custom prosthetics reduce complications related to current therapies such as pelvic floor surgery and pessaries.
iMerciv empowers those with vision loss through the BuzzClip, a wearable mobility tool that detects obstacles and informs the user of these obstacles through intuitive vibrations. The BuzzClip helps users avoid collisions and accidents and has already impacted thousands of lives across the world with commercial distribution in over 25 countries.
Just Vertical makes a difference in the lives of the aging population by making their lifelong hobby of gardening accessible again through an indoor vertical garden system. In trials, the garden was shown to have made an impact on the well-being of seniors, especially those who were home-bound and have restricted mobility.
MemorySparx Connect by Emmetros is an easy-to-use digital tool that helps organizations deliver exceptional person-centered care. MemorySparx Connect gives care providers, family members, and care recipients access to a shared circle of information about a care recipient’s day, life, and health and also provides in-the-moment chat and content update notifications to ensure the care team is informed and connected.
- 5:30–6:30 Registration & Networking
- 6:30–8:00 Pitch Competition
- 8:00–9:30 Networking & Awards Announcement
Food and beverages will be served during both networking sessions.
AGE-WELL thanks the sponsors of this competition: BC Seniors Living Association, CARP, Fasken, Hacking Health, Impact Centre, MEDTEQ, the Ontario Brain Institute, TELUS Ventures, and YouAreUNLTD.
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