Congratulations to both finalists in yesterdays Caregiver Accelerator Event!

 

Age Safe® America Founder Steven Bailey and Chris MacLellan Founder of the Whole Care Network were among the many guests at the Caregiver Accelerator Pitch Competition at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg Florida. This extraordinary event was sponsored by AARP Innovation Labs, hosted by AARP Florida and organized by REUNIONCare, Inc.

The accelerator’s mission is to work with caregivers, founders and inventors to develop caregiving advancements, improve caregiving delivery and seed entrepreneurial opportunities to reinvest in future innovations around caregiving. This program targets disruptive caregiving companies with the mission and passion for new technologies, products and services. The eight finalists presented their contributions to solving the caregiver crisis and audience participation was encouraged.

 

The pitches were all impressive, solid and passionate yet ultimately, the two victors were Renee Kink CEO/Founder Tech.Ur.Elders  and Leda Rosenthal Founder/CEO Alz You Need.  The two winners will now move on to compete in a national final pitch event in Washington DC on October 25 along with the top two companies from Boston, Oakland and Raleigh.  These companies will be eligible for joining AARP Innovation Lab called “The Hatchery” in Washington DC to incubate and accelerate their growth with access to funding from a JP Morgan investment fund. Good Luck! and Great Work!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a pleasure to see Jeff Johnson AARP Florida State Director, and to meet Jacqueline Baker, Andy Miller and Nigel Smith from the AARP Innovation Program in Washington, DC shown here with the two winners. Special thanks to Monica Stynchula CEO of REUNIONCare, AARP Florida Executive Council Member and Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Caregiver Accelerator for the invitation and a memorable event!

 

 

Chris MacLellan and Peter Rosenberger (Master of Ceremonies) and Founder of Caregivers with Hope