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AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition Regional Pitch Competition in Montreal

June 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Ticket Price: Free, but registration required



NIC_engJoin the AGE-WELL community in downtown Montreal 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 Montreal.

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.


M3 - Soft BIomed

Soft Biomed presents ADel, a dedicated electronic domestic assistant that is accessible even to a person with a relatively large loss of autonomy, their relatives, and caregivers. The basic version includes videotelephony, an emergency button, meal and services purchasing, a simplified TV remote control, and a smart agenda and uses IoT and home automation to support home care.



tenera_care_2Clrs_CMYKTenera brings reliable, modern, real-time technology to senior living facilities to monitor and analyse the health patterns and activities that impact the safety of residents and staff. By reducing risk and changing behaviours, they have the best possible setting to provide care to residents, and better work conditions for staff.





HomeEXCEPT has non-intrusive monitoring solutions that help caregivers while maintaining the dignity of the senior. These solutions do not use cameras, listening devices or wearables, putting privacy first, using smart sensors to create anonymous events.



M4 - Urban Farms OrganicUrban Farms Organic offers a flat-packed, aerated, self-watered vertical garden that offers easy access to fresh home-grown food in senior communities, without the typical hassle and infrastructure costs of vertical gardens. These vertical gardens require minimal work, are error-proof, stimulate the senses, engage the mind through gardening, and provide healthy produce to improve the quality of a senior’s diet.



M5 - Walk-Well UniverseWalk-Well Universe is dedicated to solving the problem of unsafe walking through an innovative product for people needing to practice gait improvement. The Heel2Toe sensor provides real-time auditory feedback for a good step, harnessing the power of the brain to stamp in an optimal walking pattern.



  • 5:00–6:00 Registration & Networking
  • 6:00–7:30 Pitch Competition
  • 7:30–9:00 Networking & Awards Announcement

Food and beverages will be served during both networking sessions.

The judging panel for the Montreal competition will be Marc Chriqui (tech entrepreneur and mentor), Meryeme Lahmami (MEDTEQ), and François Michaud (Université de Sherbrooke).

AGE-WELL thanks the sponsors of this competition: CARP, Fasken, Hacking Health, Impact Centre, MEDTEQ, the Ontario Brain Institute, and YouAreUNLTD.

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


June 13
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Plaza Centre-Ville
777 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa
Montreal, Quebec H3C 3Z7 Canada
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