The sixth annual AARP Innovation@50+ LivePitch event will take place Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Building on the success of the past five years of unique startup pitch events and programming, the 2017 event will be held in the technology capital of the world. This dual-pitch event is the only one of its kind, bringing together innovative startups pitching before expert judges along with their actual intended end users, consumers whose feedback is gathered and shared real-time.
AARP’s Innovation@50+ LivePitch event is a two day pitch competition for emerging startups in the caregiving technology and financial technology sectors. The event will include keynotes, featured speakers and panels of various thought leaders from around the globe with focus on innovation for the 50+ market.
Representing 38 million members, the power of AARP takes this pitch event up a notch. Only AARP’s Innovation@50+ LivePitch creates a dual-pitch event that also provides an audience of 100+ actual intended end user consumers who listen to the pitches and share feedback in real time, providing the companies absolutely invaluable market data on the spot.
“We are very proud of what Innovations@50+ has become in just 5 short years,” said Jody Holtzman, senior vice president, Enterprise Strategy & Innovation, AARP. “And we have now proven the format works. Finalists from our past events have raised over $80 million in investments and 4 companies have been acquired.”
Past AARP Innovation@50+ LivePitch events have been held in Boston, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Miami, with last year’s event in Sunnyvale, CA showcasing technology innovation across the US.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.
This year’s event will be held at:
Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA 94043