Aging 2.0 held its third-annual Startup Pitch competition on Tuesday at the KVIE offices. The mission of Aging 2.0 is to accelerate innovation that improves the lives of older adults. From a pool of 12 companies that applied, eight startups competed in this event this year. Here are the results:
First place went to Envoy America, a ride-sharing platform for seniors. It trains seniors to provide rides for other seniors. The service can be described as non-medical care for seniors. Envoy America will go on to compete at Aging 2.0 Optimize event in San Francisco on Nov. 14 for the $10,000 grand prize.
2nd Place and Audience Choice
Second lace and Audience Choice (determined by votes from the audience) went to Funerals360. Funerals360 is a resource for end-to-end planning for funerals and it also is a marketplace for funeral vendors.
The other startups that competed were:
HomeZada: a digital home management platform
Storyglory: a tool that helps seniors preserve their family stories
Aspire 211: an organization that combats financial elder abuse
MEDpense: a device that is a smart medicine dispenser and telemedicine platform
Livpact: an Internet of Things collaborative care platform
OraChill: a mouthpiece that provides drug-free oral pain relief