AARP Innovation@50+ LivePitch Announces Personal Finance Expert
Jean Chatzky Keynote on April 13
6th Annual Dual-Pitch Event Will Feature 10 Caregiving Health Technology and 10 Financial Technology Startups; Roster of Industry Expert Speakers
Washington DC, February 9, 2017 – AARP is pleased to announce personal finance expert Jean Chatzky will deliver a keynote on the second day of its sixth Innovation@50+ LivePitch event on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. This dual-pitch event is the only one of its kind, bringing together innovative startups pitching before expert judges and AARP members. Industry expert speakers will also discuss issues around caregiving in health technology and savings and planning in financial technology over the course of the two day event, including a day one, April 12 keynote address from AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins. Registration is now open at limited early bird pricing of $99.00 for two full days of content. To register, please visit www.innovation50plus.org.
Day one of AARP’s Innovation@50+ LivePitch event will focus on emerging startups in health technology, highlighting caregiving solutions. AARP also added a second pitch day for this event focused on financial technology, specifically around savings and planning. During the two days ten finalist companies in each category will present their business plans on stage in a rapid three minute presentation to a panel of industry expert judges, most of whom are venture capitalists and angel investors.
Personal finance expert Jean Chatzky will kick off day two with a keynote address. Chatzky is the financial editor for NBC’s TODAY show and an award-winning personal finance journalist. She is AARP’s finance ambassador and host of the podcast HerMoney with Jean Chatzky on iTunes.
A best-selling author, Chatzky’s newest book, AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip, is co-authored by Dr. Michael Roizen and will be released February 28, 2017. More can be found at www.jeanchatzky.com
“We are excited to build on the successes of our past five years of health tech focus and add financial technology this year,” said Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President, Market Innovation, AARP. “There is no better person to kick off our focus on financial technology than Jean. We are thrilled she was willing to join us and share a keynote address, and add to her partnership with AARP.”
By facilitating the event, AARP seeks to empower people to choose how they live as they age. Innovation@50+ LivePitch is unique since it features AARP members who listen to the pitches and share feedback in real time, providing the companies invaluable market data on the spot.
Previous AARP Innovation@50+ LivePitch events have been held in Boston, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Miami, and last year’s event in Sunnyvale, CA, the heart of Silicon Valley. Of the first 40 finalists, 23 raised over $145 million in venture investment, and another four companies exited through acquisition.
Additional information, including the 2017 sponsors, judges and coaches, as well as programming content and speakers, will be shared at www.innovation50plus.org. The 10 finalists in healthcare technology and 10 finalists in financial technology will be announced in advance of the event.