Aging2.0 (@Agingtoo, #Aging2) is a global network of innovators working in the 50+ market. We are creating an interdisciplinary, collaborative community drawn from business, research, policy, design and technology, together with older adults themselves. Our mission is to accelerate innovation to improve the quality of life for older adults around the world.
Our events bring a diverse collection of people together informally over snacks, drinks and good discussions to grow the "connective tissue" that supports an ecosystem of innovation. Our events generally start off with some 'big picture' perspectives from researchers, novel thinkers or industry veterans and are followed by pitches from startup companies.
Details: 6-9 pm, Thursday May 23 @ IDEO San Francisco (Pier 28 / Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94105)
- Stephanie Palermi, Principal, SoftTech VC
- Iggy Fanlo & David Glickman, Co-Founders, Lively (San Francisco, CA)
- Eran Weinberg, Founder, Celsya Inc (Los Angeles, CA)
- Dave Gilbert PhD, Founder, Evermind (Nashville, TN)
- Kabir Chadha, Founder, Epoch Elder Care (Delhi, India)
- Josh Fotheringham & James Jarman, Caring In Place (Boston, MA)
- Katy Fike PhD, Founder, Aging2.0 - Moderator
Stephanie Palmeri, Principal, SoftTech VC
Stephanie Palmeri is a principal with micro VC fund SoftTech VC, where she invests in next-generation commerce & marketplaces, mobile services & infrastructure, and SaaS startups – including Poshmark, True & Co, Wittlebee, Ubooly, Clever, and Class Dojo. Before moving to Silicon Valley from NYC in 2011, Stephanie spent a decade working at the intersection of marketing and technology for startups and seed funds/incubators (like Lot18 & NYC Seed) and large corporations (Accenture, Estee Lauder, SAP AG). Stephanie has an MBA from Columbia, sweats hot yoga, skis slowly, and loves getting lost in foreign countries. Follow her on Twitter @StephPalmeri.
Iggy Fanlo & David Glickman, Co-Founders, Lively
Lively (www.mylively.com) offers an activity-sharing experience that supports the independent lifestyle of older adults and tightens the connection between their families. It’s comprised of an in-home passive sensor technology solution and LivelyGram, a printed mailer that allows younger generations and other family members a creative way to share the events of their daily life.
Prior to Live!y, Iggy Fanlo was CEO of adBrite, transforming the company from a simple fixed price ad network to one of the leading online advertising exchanges. Iggy also has held various senior roles at consumer Internet companies, such as Shopping.com and DealTime. Shopping.com went public in 2004 (underwritten by Goldman Sachs) and was sold to eBay in 2005 for $665 MM. Before then, Iggy was Managing Director of both JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley.
Prior to Lively, David Glickman was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Maveron LLC. Before that, he held senior positions at SYPartners, a transformation consultancy, as well as Motricity and Apple. David also is a successful serial entrepreneur having co-founded FairAir, a maverick travel offering designed to create an exchange for transferable airline tickets and CHALK, a nationally recognized early pioneer in integrating technology and the internet to provide transformational employment to at-risk youth.
Eran Weinberg, Founder, Celsya Inc
Eran Weinberg is a designer, inventor, and entrepreneur who believes that through design and simple ideas we can improve peoples’ lives. In 2005 while caring for his grandmother, Eran wanted a better solution to help her manage her daily life, stay independent and enable the family to support on her needs. Eran conceived of Celsya, an online and mobile solution, for which he received a 1st place international business plan award. Celsya Inc designs and develops various tech-enabled health and wellness tools, many for caregiving. Product include Celsya Life, CareHub, eCare ID, CallGiver and Text-to-Track.
Eran is also the founder of Inclusive Design & Development, a value-added global design, development and consulting company. Earlier in his career, Eran worked as a senior designer for Cisco. Eran earned his degree in Industrial Engineering from Art Center College of Design.
Dave Gilbert, Founder, Evermind
Evermind is creating an Ambient Assisted Living System (AALS) to support an Age-in-Place model, directed at the consumer electronics shopper. For our aging family members and loved ones who live independently, daily rituals are signs of stability and markers of good health. By monitoring electronic appliances they use as part of their daily routines, Evermind connects us to the rhythms of our loved ones’ daily lives without diminishing their independence.
Dr. Dave Gilbert spent six years at Griffin Technology, the world’s largest manufacturer of iPod, iPhone, and iPad accessories, where his work ranged from strategic partnerships and IP strategy to UX research and new product development centered on Apple’s iOS platform. On Griffin’s behalf Dave oversaw the design, development, and manufacture of award-winning products and worked directly with Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, and Apple Retail to strategically place products in stores. Dave is founder of a venture-funded long-term healthcare consumer products startup -- Evermind -- based in Nashville, TN, which is producing an AALS (Ambient Assisted Living System) for the consumer retail market. Dave is also a professor in the School of TransformAging at Lipscomb University.
Kabir Chadha, Founder, Epoch Elder Care
Epoch Elder Care provides professional at-home care for elderly Indians in India. Epoch helps the elderly age gracefully in the comfort of their own homes. They offer intellectual companionship, health monitoring and Alzheimer's & dementia care. Their services are currently available in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Mumbai and Pune.
Kabir Chadha is the Founder and CEO of Epoch Elder Care. Previously, Kabir worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York and he has a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University. Kabir has had both personal and professional experience with the elderly and has conducted extensive research to understand the needs of the elderly in India and across Asia. Kabir strongly believes in the need for high quality care to help the elderly become independent, healthy and socially active. Adhering firmly to the company values, his constant effort is to try and introduce an expert yet creative outlook to elder care in India.
Josh Fotheringham & James Jarman, Co-Founders, Caring In Place
Caring in Place™ is a technology platform to help family caregivers care for their aging loved ones. Through intelligent checklists, family caregivers receive education, drive care coordination, and can purchase integrated products and services. Caring in Place™ is currently part of the Healthbox Accelerator Boston 2013 class.
Josh is a 15 year business and technology executive with extensive experience managing some of the world's most innovative companies. Josh combines Fortune 500 international P&L responsibility in the high-tech industry with global channels and distribution expertise. His experience extends from managing all go-to-market activities for a $2.5 billion global services organization to designing software products for Apple. Josh is now myopically focused on disruptive innovation and applying it to the world of healthcare.
James is a 15 year economic strategist and marketing guru. Over his career, he has identified and infiltrated multiple market niches to drive both corporate and entrepreneurial success. Over the past 6 years, James has focused exclusively on the mid-aged female demographic inclusive of launching the Martha Stewart Home Office product line with Avery Denison. This solution includes more than 300 SKUs and has already become a $40 million business in only its second year. James also designed and executed a blogger outreach strategy which generated 30 million impressions for his brand. His demographic expertise is now being applied to healthcare to aid and support family caregivers.
Katy Fike PhD, Founder, Aging2.0 (Moderator)
Katy Fike Ph.D. is the founder of Aging2.0, a global network of innovators and Innovate50, an innovation consultancy. She is a gerontologist, entrepreneur, strategy consultant, former investment banker (Lehman Brothers) and systems engineer. Katy is a member of the American Society on Aging’s Technology Council and a featured Senior Care Expert on Caring.com. Katy has been featured in national publications including The Huffington Post, Bloomberg and TechCrunch. She earned her B.S. in Systems Engineering from University of Virginia and her PhD in Gerontology from University of Southern California’s Davis School of Gerontology, where she was an National Institute of Aging fellow. Katy is on LinkedIn here and can be reached at @katy_thomas and @innovate50.
Thank you to our sponsor: On Lok Lifeways
On Lok's mission is to maintain and develop health care models for the well-being and dignity of the elderly and chronically ill through education, advocacy, innovation in services and financing, while advocating for quality and affordable care.
Thanks to our hosts: IDEO
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Aging2.0 is a global organization on a mission to accelerate innovation that will improve the lives of older adults around the world. Aging2.0 connects, educates and supports innovators through its global chapter network, consumer research panel, conferences, Aging2.0 Academy startup program and the Generator Ventures fund. In less than three years, Aging2.0 has become the premier platform for discovering and cultivating innovations focused on aging and long-term care.