Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit Announces Finalists for $10K Business Plan Competition and The Silicon Valley Innovation Competition 2019, Sponsored by AARP Innovation Labs

The finalists have been announced for this year’s Business Plan Competition and AARP Innovation Labs Pitch Competition.

The business plan competition features companies pitching their ideas to a diverse panel of judges for feedback, funding, and a $10,000 prize. Judges for the business plan competition were Carrie Williams, Principal, McKesson Ventures; Dan Hermann, President & CEO, Head of Investment Banking, Ziegler LinkAge Funds LP; Allison Sekular, Managing Director, CABHI; Danielle DeLancey, Investor, Wilmont Ventures; and Jake Nice, Principal, Nationwide Ventures.

The finalists for the $10K business plan competition are:

  • Miigen: a private social platform that is enhancing the quality of later life living and the well-being of our aging population.
  • Soundmind, Inc.: an enterprise voice assistant platform for senior care providers to easily deliver personalized care.
  • VitalTech: a cloud-based platform that improves boomers’ health and wellness through connected care.
  • Toi Labs: toilet technology that enables early interventions to avoid preventable hospitalizations.
  • Neura Metrix: measuring the “inconsistency” of typing cadence on a computer to aid in monitoring cognitive and motor functions of people diagnosed with brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

The Silicon Valley Innovation Competition 2019 is sponsored by AARP Innovation Labs. This year, the competition focused on companies that promote financial empowerment and resilience through solutions that leverage social connections. The winning team will go to the AARP Pitch Event in Washington, D.C., in October of 2019.

Winners of the Silicon Valley Innovation Competition were Diamond NestEgg, Work at Home Vintage Experts (WHAVE), Help-Full, and Golden. Judges for this competition are the potential end consumers of the products and services.

“I am especially thrilled with the quality of submissions for the business plans as well as the Silicon Valley Innovation Competition … we continue to see amazing growth of longevity market and activity in this space over the 16 years we’ve produced this summit,” said Executive Producer Mary Furlong.

The winners will be announced in a June 6 event at the Claremont Club and Spa in Berkeley, California.

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