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AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Toronto Regional Pitch Competition

July 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Ticket Price: Free, but registration required

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Description:

Demographics are shifting and, with that, come both challenges and opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs. With this in mind, AGE-WELL will spotlight top entrepreneurs and startups in the technology and aging sector.

Five finalists will compete for $20,000 in cash, as well as 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.

 

AgeTech and Brain Health Panelists

Dr. Garth Smith is the VP of Business Development and Partnerships at the Ontario Brain Institute

Jim Mann is on the federal Minister of Health’s first Advisory Board on Dementia, is an Advisory Council member of Research Ethics BC, and a member of 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.

Dr. Lili Liu is the Dean of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo. Her research examines ways technologies can help older adults and family caregivers.

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

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.