Ticket Price: Free, but registration required
Join the AGE-WELL community in downtown Vancouver 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 Vancouver.
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.
AltumView Systems is an artificial intelligence (AI) company that developed the Cypress visual sensor to provide around-the-clock senior monitoring. Cypress uses AI to detect unusual incidents such as falls and alerts caregivers. Privacy is built into the core of the product: all AI analysis is performed on the device so no images or videos are ever transmitted or saved.
Luxsonic Technologies is developing Pain RelieVR to improve the overall health and welfare of our aging population. This immersive and interactive virtual reality (VR) training tool will help family caregivers learn how to identify and manage pain in older adults with conditions including cognitive decline and dementia. It will also empower caregivers with self-assessment tools to test their newfound skills.
StrongerU Senior Fitness is Canada’s first pre-choreographed senior fitness series offering online education and certification for instructors in four program types: cardio, strength, stretch, and circuit. With quarterly program releases, the company aims to provide quality and consistent fitness classes aimed at helping seniors maintain or increase their current level of functional mobility.
Tochtech Technologies produces Smarturns to help older adults living at home to remain safe, by preventing property damage, or worse, serious injury from stoves that have been inadvertently left on. When Smarturns detects that a stove is left on and unattended, it triggers a local alarm to alert the older adult and also notifies a caregiver via text.
True Angle Medical Technologies’ Mobili-T swallowing therapy system provides accessible therapy for older adults with swallowing difficulties. Current solutions can only be used in clinics, whereas the Mobili-T is a miniaturized mobile medical device for at-home or on-the-go patient use, with a software portal for clinician remote-monitoring.
- 4:30–5:30 Registration & Networking
- 5:30–7:00 Pitch Competition
- 7:00–8:30 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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