The American Association of Retired People (AARP) has announced the finalists for their Health Innovation @50+ LivePitch competition which will take place September 21st in New Orleans.

This contest is unique because its seems there is no award for the winner other than the experience and exposure that comes with being selected and the potential it wil lead to new investment.

Judges include leading members of the health care venture capital and payor communities, including:

  • Andy Donner, Partner, Physic Ventures
  • Clayton Lewis, Partner, Maveron
  • Brandon Hull, Managing Partner, Cardinal Partners
  • Jeff Shoemate, VP, Innovation and Business Development, UnitedHealthcare

Under the competition’s unique “dual pitch” format, the companies will first pitch their businesses to the judges as well as a room full of venture capitalists, angel investors and the media, then in the afternoon the room is opened up to the 20,000 AARP members attending the AARP National Event and Expo and the companies reposition their pitches for their new audience largely comprised of their target customers.

New York, NY
1DocWay is an online doctor’s office. We connect hospitals with underserved patient clinics and nursing facilities, through our lightweight technology and implementation service. In doing so, we improve community health/wellness and increase patient access to physician specialists.

New York, NY
AbilTo administers remote behavioral health programs via phone or web-based videoconference that help individuals to better manage depression – enabling better health outcomes – and payors to eliminate avoidable, near-term medical expenses.

San Francisco, CA
CareLinx is the preeminent online Professional Caregiver Network that provides solutions to help consumers & institutions easily find, screen, manage and pay caregivers who match their specific needs and budget. CareLinx is well positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for caregivers with the aging of our population.
Chicago, IL
CareTree is a collaboration platform designed to replace the paper records in the home health and senior care industries with an online platform that centralizes information and automates communication with care stakeholders (the individual, their caretakers, family, and doctors).

Nashville, TN
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.

GenieMD, LLC
Pleasanton, CA
GenieMD offers a cloud-based healthcare platform and associated web and mobile applications empowering consumers to manage their medication adherence, track vitals, log exercise, generate health reports in addition to providing health related information from reliable sources to better educate the consumer.

Richmond, BC, Canada
GeriJoy, an MIT and Techstars-affiliated company, offers talking pets for socially isolated elders. Beyond the proven emotional and health benefits of owning a pet, the GeriJoy companion provides intelligent, compassionate conversation, available 24/7. It lives inside an Internet-connected tablet and presents information, news, photos, and family messages as discussion topics.

LivWell Health
San Francisco, CA
LivWell Health offers a technology-enabled, service for seniors living independently at home, and for families seeking help in their care. For about the cost of a coffee a day, subscribers can: access a web-based care coordination system, book vetted service providers, and video-chat with their Concierge!.

Arlington, VA
MedClimate delivers the leading secure communications platform that provides an easy, cost-effective way to connect patients with their preferred provider. Unlike patient portals, MedClimate offers an EHR-agnostic secure mobile platform that delivers a higher quality of care for all patients and increases accessibility of consultative “visits” to the doctor.

Cambridge, MA
QMedic is revolutionizing home health monitoring by automating behavioral alerts to caregivers and protecting seniors even when they are unable to press the emergency button.