Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit

Dear Colleagues, 

Your opportunity has arrived to network, create deal flow, and meet the key players in the Longevity Economy ecosystem! Join us June 20-21 at the Claremont Hotel & Spa in Berkeley, California for the 15th Annual Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit

Reserve your spot today to network with investors at all stages (angel, seed, corporate, venture, and growth), attend skill-up bootcamps, watch the Business Plan Competition, and participate in speed dealing for partnerships and distribution! 

A former Business Plan competition winner, Julia Rasooly, now a venture investor, will be at the Summit to share her advice about building a successful company. Her talk will include:
- The Art of Negotiation
- Customer Contracts and Clinical Trials
- Setting Company Valuation

Follow us on  TwitterFacebook, and  LinkedIn for important event updates in the coming weeks. Book your room at the Claremont using this link:

We hope to see you there!

May 2018 Issue
BaroStitch: Business Plan Competition Winner

At the 2017 Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit, Mary Furlong & Associates presented the $10,000 Business Plan Competition award to BaroStitch  for creating a first-of-its-kind medical device for the minimally invasive closure of calcified, large-bore femoral artery access sites following age-related structural heart interventions.

Enter your business plan  this year for a chance to  win $10,000 in the Business Plan Competition! All  plans must be submitted by June 1st

The Business of Aging Reports on 
How Older Adults are "Hacking Longevity"

Hacking Longevity is the first study to examine how three generations of adults over the age of 50 - Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Silent Generation - are thinking about and planning for longer lives. Until now, the idea of increased longevity has been mostly conceptual and aspirational. Through a rigorous research process, Hacking Longevity examination, provides insights on how brands and organizations can better serve consumers of the longevity economy. The study was conducted in the Fall of 2017 and Winter of 2018 and led by Lori Bitter at The Business of Aging .
The study debuted at AARP's Living 100 event in Washington, D.C. in April. This timeline illustrates key inflection points in people's lives as they age, as revealed in the data. To learn more about Hacking Longevity, join us in June at The Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit where we will provide a briefing for attendees.
Hacking Longevity was conducted in partnership with Collaborata, and underwritten by AARP, Wells Fargo Advisors, GreatCall, and Proctor and Gamble Ventures.

CABHI Funding Available: $500,000 (CAD)

The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) has officially launched the third round of funding for our  Researcher-Clinician Partnership Program (RCP2) The Researcher-Clinician Partnership Program (RCP2) is designed to support teams of clinicians and researchers collaborating on innovative solutions in aging and brain health. Through RCP 2 , CABHI will provide up to  $500,000  (CAD)  in funding to support those costs  directly  associated with the trial testing of an
                                        innovative  solution.
                                        The deadline is Friday May 18th by 5pm.

Disrupt Aging Available in Paperback

Originally released in 2016, Jo Ann Jenkin's bestselling book, Disrupt Aging, is now updated and available in paperback! The book provides practical advice on important issues that include:
  • Taking Control of Your Health
  • Choosing Where You Live
  • Making Your Money Last
  • Putting Your Experience to Work
The updated version of  Disrupt Aging  takes a closer look at the opportunities that come with vast numbers of us living longer. 

Books, News, and Reports 



2018 Conferences 

California Assisted Living Association (June 4 - 6, Sacramento)

Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit (June 20 - 21, Claremont Hotel Berkeley)

Pioneer Network (August 12 - 15, Denver)

HCBS/NASUAD (August 27 - 30, Baltimore)

AHCA/NCAL (October 7 - 10, San Diego)

ICAA Conference and Trade Show (October 18 - 20, Long Beach, California)

LeadingAge Expo (October 28 - 31, Philadelphia)

Gerontological Society of America (November 14 - 18, Boston)

National Private Duty Conference (November 14 - 15, Las Vegas)

Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE (November 14 - 15, San Francisco)