Mary Furlong & Associates Newsletter
April 2017
In This Issue
Boomer Summit Recap
AARP LivePitch April 12-13
In the News
Keynote at MATTER Chicago
Events of Interest
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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The 14th Annual  What's Next Boomer Business Summit , which took place during the   ASA Conference  in Chicago last month was an incredible success! Over 300 thought leaders, entrepreneurs and business experts came together for a full day of engaging networking with other businesses, startups, and aging industry experts.

Attendees left with a network of extraordinary innovators in the mature consumer space, and these connections will undoubtedly have an impact on the future of the boomer marketplace for years to come. Visit our website to see photos from the event and take a look at Summit presentations here. Don't forget to Save the Date for our Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit on July 20th in San Francisco!
Boomer Summit Recap
For the past 14 years, attendees report that the Boomer Summit is the conference where deals are done!

There were some excellent publications that were shared during this Summit that you should take note of:

Congratulations to the winners at our 14th Annual Boomer Business Innovation & Leadership Awards! 
  • Susan Donley, Digital Media Publisher and Managing Director of Next Avenue

AARP Innovation@50+ LivePitch

I was on the Advisory Board for this week's AARP Innovation@50+ LivePitch in Mountain View, California at the Computer History Museum on April 12th and 13th!
This was a two-day pitch competition for emerging startups in the Caregiving Health Technology and Financial Technology sectors. The LivePitch provides an audience of 100+ actual intended end user consumers who listen to the pitches and share feedback in real time.
This year's winner's were LifeSite, SirenCare, Golden, and GoGoGrandparent
In the News

Mary Furlong Keynote at MATTER Chicago

On March 20th, I presented "Blueprint to the Longevity Marketplace" at MATTER Chicago. The full video of this speech is available here. I discussed the landscape of business opportunity from health and wellness to aging in place, fitness, financial security, grandparenting, technology, travel and senior housing.   


Events of Interest
  • The 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
    IAGG 2017
    July 23 - 27
    San Francisco, CA