Business Competition Boasts $10K Grand Prize
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (May 29, 2013) – Registration is now open for the tenth annual Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit, on June 26, 2013 at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif. Dozens of speakers including Mary Furlong, a leading authority on the baby boomer generation; John Hagel, co-chairman of Deloitte LLP’s Center for the Edge; and AARP Senior Vice President of Thought Leadership Jody Holtzman, will address Summit attendees, including entrepreneurs, leaders in the field of aging, and the investment and venture community. The Summit will be a unique forum to explore, share, and design products and services that will be critical for the baby boomer market in coming years.
“We’re very excited about our tenth annual Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit. It’s the place where top entrepreneurs make lasting connections with angel investors and venture capitalists to forward their ideas and dreams. Corporate partners have a seat at the table to highlight the instrumental roles they play in creating the Longevity Economy,” said Mary Furlong, the Summit’s producer.
The Summit will open with “Breakfast with the Angels” – a networking opportunity for attendees to connect with and learn from angel investors including Dr. Sanjaya Kumar, Tim Fong, Brenda Irwin, Ernesto Paiz, and Vijay Nadkarni. The Summit will feature analyst briefings on topics including the latest in consumer market data, how and where boomers spend money, and trends in housing for boomers and seniors, as well as an innovation keynote and blueprint on the longevity economy. A conversation about distribution pitches from leading companies including Innovate LTC, Caring.com, United Healthcare, ActiveForever.com, AARP, Yahoo!, and Home Instead Senior Care will close the Summit.
In addition, this year’s Summit will feature the tenth annual Business Plan Competition featuring a $10,000 grand prize to put ideas into action to support one or more of the following areas: bio-design, medical devices, geriatrics and gerontology, or “aging in place” technology. Business Plan Competition judges include Jody Holtzman; Gavin Teo of Comcast Ventures; Jeff Shoemate, vice president of innovation and business development, United Healthcare; Longevity Fund’s Laura Deming; Yahoo! Accessibility Program Manager Gary Moulton; Somesh Dash, principal, Institutional Venture Partners; and Tom Rodgers, director of strategic investment, direct health solutions, Cambia Health.
To register for the 2013 Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit, please visit www.svboomerventure.com.
The annual Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit & Business Plan Competition is a venue for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to share information about serving or investing in companies catering to consumers age 50 and older. The event is produced by Mary Furlong & Associates, the nation’s premiere strategic consulting firm for businesses targeting the boomer and senior marketplace, and co-produced by Susan Ann Davis, CEO and chairman of Susan Davis International, a full service public relations agency headquartered in Washington, D.C. Leading venture capitalists and angel investors will discuss the strategy behind their investments in this market, company executives will highlight successful business models and new ideas, and analysts will explain how they segment the market and evaluate business opportunities.
To date, sponsors of the 2013 Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit & Business Plan Competition include AARP, Cadence Biomedical, Caring.com, GreatCall, Home Instead, iMediaSalesTeam, InnovateLTC, Link-age, Lotsa Helping Hands, Morrison & Foerster, Move, Inc., Postit Science, SilverRide, SmartMonitor, Starkey, UnitedHealthcare, and Yahoo!.
About Mary Furlong & Associates Mary Furlong & Associates is the nation’s foremost consultancy to organizations seeking to capitalize on new business and investment opportunities in the boomer market. The company provides business development, financing strategy and integrated marketing solutions to entrepreneurs, corporations and non-profit organizations serving the 50+ market. Dr. Furlong has raised over $130 million in venture financing and corporate sponsorships aimed at the 50+ market. She is the Dean’s Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University and founder of SeniorNet (1986), Third Age Media (1996), and Mary Furlong and Associates (2002). For more information, visit www.maryfurlong.com.
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