Aging2.0 Cedar Rapids
Aging2.0 is a global network of people working to improve the lives of older adults, with innovative products, systems and services. We are creating an interdisciplinary, collaborative community of people from business, research, policy, design and technology, together with older adults themselves in order to advance innovation and improve the quality of life.
We welcome entrepreneurs, designers, developers, researchers, investors, experts and consultants in the area of aging, as well as potential users of the innovations (seniors and caregivers) and anybody else who supports our mission.
Our local Cedar Rapids events bring people together informally with drinks, snacks, and good discussions. We organize regular events, such as start-up pitches, conferences (summits), hack-a-thons or socializing in a bar (2-pint-0). We generally start off with ‘big picture’ perspectives, have a networking break, and then have pitches from startup companies in the space. Check out our Aging2.0 Community Page to get a listing of events!
Aging2.0 Cedar Rapids Chapter Pitch Competitions:
April 12, 2017
Winner: Feltes One Way
Purpose: Feltes One Way is a universally fitting anti-rollback device for manual wheelchairs designed to help reduce the risk of injury around inclines and to increase user independence. Their mission is to help prevent manual wheelchair related accidents around inclines.
May 5, 2016
Winner: iTR Diagnostics
Purpose: iTR Diagnostics is a company focused on testing for early diagnosis and monitoring of Parkinson’s disease.
Hundreds of startups apply to compete in Chapter cities around the world and local Aging2.0 teams carefully select participants and judges for each event. The winning startup from each local pitch event moves forward to an online voting round, where the general public and panel of expert judges evaluate and contribute to the selection of finalists. Learn more: Aging2.0 Global Startup Search.