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AARP Innovation Labs' Innovation Challenges

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Join us for six Innovation Challenges focused on showcasing disruptive startups that empower people to choose how they live as they age.

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AARP Innovation Labs and Mass Challenge HealthTech are excited to kick off a six-part series of themed innovation challenges. The Challenges include digital learning for older adults, fraud and personal security, entertainment, and more!

The winner of each challenge will receive the opportunity to further engage with AARP Innovation Labs for potential co-creation, collaboration, and investment opportunities.

As a special guest of this event, you can expect a front row seat to some of the most cutting edge entrepreneurs in the AgeTech industry.

Please note: If you would like to attend all of the challenges, you must register for EACH one. Each challenge theme has a corresponding date listed below.


Female-Founders Social Connection Challenge - January 27, 2021

  • Women founders with solutions that support long term relationship development and building, this may be of interest to you! From pen pals to romantic relationships, do you have a disruptive solution that will help develop better relationships?
  • Please note that this event has been moved from January 19 to a new date on January 27th.

Safe and Effective Aging in Place Challenge - February 16, 2021

  • We're embarking on a global search for solutions that help people age in place more effectively and safely.

If you are interested in applying for these challenges, please apply here.

Previous challenges have included: fraud and personal security, digital learning, gaming, and entertainment.



AARP was built on innovation and has a long history of developing solutions that create opportunity and solve problems for people 50-plus. It’s part of our DNA.

AARP Innovation Labs accelerates the innovation ecosystem by working with startups, accelerators, and the innovation and design thinking community to empower people to choose how they live as they age.

It’s all about delivering on AARP’s purpose to empower people to choose how they live as they age.


MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, and Texas, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, our 2,344 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $5 billion in funding, generated more than $2.7 billion in revenue, and created more than 136,000 jobs. Learn more about MassChallenge at

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