Aging2.0 | New York - September 2013
Come to hear from Pfizer and 6 hand-picked startups who are using technology and design to revolutionize aging as we know it. From smart-diapers to end-of-life planning, these companies are developing new business to address the needs of the largest, most rapidly growing, and most well-funded demographic in history.
About Aging2.0: Aging2.0 is creating an interdisciplinary, collaborative community drawn from business, research, policy, design and technology, together with older adults themselves.… Show more Our mission is to accelerate innovation to improve the quality of life for older adults around the world. Our events bring a diverse collection of people together informally over snacks, drinks and good discussions to grow the "connective tissue" that supports an ecosystem of innovation.
Details: 6-9 pm, Thursday September 12 2013, The Hallmark, Battery Park City, 455 North End Avenue, New York, NY 10282
Thanks to our Host Brookdale, and Sponsors Act!vate Brain and Body & Five0 (see below).
Christopher Gray, Senior Director, Pfizer ( @ Grayc39 )
Abby Schneiderman & Adam Seifer, Co-founders, Everplans ( @Everplans )
Dave Gaur & Chris Gaur, Founders, VitalCare Services ( @myvics
Yaroslav Faybshenko and Jennie Rubinshteyn, Co-founders, Pixie Scientific ( @GetSmartDiapers )
Flaviu Simihaian, Founder, iMedicare ( @iMedicare )
Bez Arkush, Founder, QoL Devices / Respiright ® ( @RespiRight )
Martin Pazzani, CEO / Co-founder, Act!vate Brain & Body Inc. ( @ActivateBrains )
Spencer Morgan and Gabriel Martinez, MyGrove Media ( @MyGroveMedia )
Andres Roban, CEO & Founder, PurePillow ( @PurePillow )
Stephen Johnston and Katy Fike, Co-founders, Aging2.0 (Moderator) ( @AgingToo )
Chris Gray, Senior Director, Pfizer
Chris Gray is Senior Director, Global Institutions, in Pfizer’s Corporate Responsibility group in New York. Chris manages strategic relationships with multi-lateral organizations like the World Health Organization and global NGOs such as HelpAge International and the mHealth Alliance/ UN Foundation. He co-leads Pfizer’s Center of Excellence for Active and Healthy Ageing and engages with the global public health community around non-communicable diseases, innovation, access to medicines, and mHealth. Chris joined Pfizer in 2008 from Ernst & Young. He holds a MA from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a BA from Tufts University. See also: Pfizer's GetOld site, and their mHealth and Aging White Paper .
Abby Schneiderman & Adam Seifer, Co-founders, Everplans
Everplans is the first end-to-end online resource for getting a handle on eldercare, end-of-life planning, dealing with a death, and coping with grief. Our website helps people become heroes to their families by getting an end-of-life plan in place. We’re committed to making a tough subject easier to deal with by bringing innovative digital experiences to an area that feels stuck a hundred years in the past.
Adam Seifer is a repeat entrepreneur with a great interest in online social dynamics. He was a co-founder of Fotologa pioneering international photo-sharing community that encouraged people to share little updates on their lives via images. He was also part of the team that launched sixdegrees.comthe first major online social network.
Abby Schneiderman is a repeat entrepreneur who loves finding ways to use technology to make people’s lives better. Prior to co-founding Everplans, Abby was a Principal at Tipping Point Partners, a NYC start-up incubator, where she was part of the team that launched several businesses, including AppOrchard, an iOS consultancy for the enterprise, and Cookstr, a recipe-driven nutritional technology company. In 2004, Abby co-founded Haystack Media, one of the first music social networks.
Chris Gaur & Dave Gaur, Co-Founders, VitalCare Services
Vital Care Services offers comprehensive solutions for the growing healthcare service delivery market. Vital Care was established when it became evident there was a need to implement cost-effective solutions for health and wellness care delivery personalized to individual needs in their own living setting. The company’s solutions ensure that patients stay healthy, follow their designed care plans, and avoid costly hospital re-admissions and ER visits.
Using advanced, portable, consumer friendly telehealth technology, healthcare providers can interact with their remote-location patients as often as necessary, and implement a customizable regimen to match each patient’s individual needs. The innovative telehealth software running on commercial tablets is simple to operate for patients with no prior computer experience. These Wi-Fi or 4G enabled cellular tablets relay vital sign measurements, personalized daily questions, medication reminders, and clinical advice immediately through encrypted and HIPAA compliant messaging from secure servers. The patient is connected anywhere, and at anytime to a healthcare provider.
Chris Gaur is in charge of sales and marketing for Vital Care Services. Before co-founding Vital Care, Chris worked three years in the telehealth industry. He is a licensed volunteer New York State Emergency Medical Technician. Chris graduated from The Lubin School of Business at Pace University and received his BBA in Marketing. Dave Gaur is in charge of operations and developing the core systems and technologies that are powering Vital Care Services. Before co-founding Vital Care, Dave held management roles at Fortress Investment Group, a hedge fund headquartered in NYC. Dave studied Economics and Computer Science at Stony Brook University.
Jennie Rubinshteyn and Yaroslav Faybshenko, Co-founders, Pixie Scientific
Pixie Scientific makes products for unobtrusive health monitoring. It is bringing together mobile technology, consumer products, and clinical research to create the first line of products - Smart Diaper (tm) for children and Pixie Briefs for adults. Pixie Briefs, adult incontinence product, monitor for signs of of urinary tract infections and prolonged dehydration, which are frequently asymptomatic. By screening before problems develop, UTI related hospitalization, dizziness, falls and aggravated pain can be avoided.
Since 2002, Yaroslav Faybshenko has been a portfolio manager at Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co., focused on investing in technology and healthcare. Previously, he co-founded InfraSearch, Inc., a peer-to-peer search engine company that was purchased by Sun Microsystems, Inc. in 2001. He holds a degree in Computer Science from University of California at Berkeley. Jennie Rubinshteyn has spent a number of years in equity research and fixed income trading JP Morgan, Lehman Bros, and Morgan Stanley. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a Bachelors degree in Economics with minor in Chemistry from Wellesley College.
Flaviu Simihaian, Founder, iMedicare
Millions of Medicare patients walk into their pharmacy concerned about their Medicare plan coverage and how to save money. Pharmacists have the expertise to help them more than an insurance broker or a social worker can due to the complexities around Step Therapy, Prior Authorization, and Quantity Limits different plans require. We’ve seen time and time again how pharmacies that take the time to sit down and help patients see the highest profit returns. We make it easy to navigate the complexity of Medicare for your patients, show you preferred networks you are (and are not) in, and which plan reimburses your pharmacy best (and worst). Best of all, we are on an iPad, making it easy for you to market this service even outside of your pharmacy, in nursing homes or retirement communities!
Flaviu Simihaian is the CEO of iMedicare, which was in the last class of the Blueprint Health Accelerator. Flaviu has an Economics B.A. from Davidson College and an M.A. in Software Engineering from UNC Charlotte. Prior to iMedicare, he led social entrepreneurship startup eval.me, taught Computer Science, and played on the professional tennis tour, breaking the top 1300.
Bez Arkush, Founder, QoL Devices / Respiright® ( @RespiRight )
QoL Devices / RespiRight® product line has been developed to help 50 million people including elderly and over 9 million young children in the US control their Asthma, reduce their medication by up to 50% – 86%, and improve their health and Quality of Life. RespiRight® is safe, drug free, noninvasive, and fun. RespiRight combines a hardware device and mobile applications that provide Cloud based assessments, advanced tracking, and interactive training games controlled by breath
Bez Arkush is a visionary serial International entrepreneur, creating innovative products and companies is part of his DNA. Over the last 30 years, Bez has developed numerous products in the Interactive Education and Simulation market, Toys, Books and Internet based social environments. Some of his strategic business partners were companies such as IBM, Disney, Meredith, The Learning Company and others. In the last 8 years Bez created Health, Wellness and Fitness products focusing on creating Quality of Life Mobile Devices. RespiRight® is a mobile platform that provides innovative solution for improved breathing.
Martin Pazzani, CEO / Co-founder, Act!vate Brain & Body Inc. ( @ActivateBrains )
Act!vate Brain & Body is fitness for baby boomers. The first-of-its kind. A club for people above age 45 that reinvents fitness via technology and design. A scalable, landmark company with a breakthrough approach to fitness brain & body fitness combined integrated with the technology, practices, and design to make it a magnetic 24/7 lifestyle company, a 'third place' for members, and a solution to the healthcare crisis. Our mission is to radically improve the trajectory of aging. We empower our members to live happier, healthier, longer lives.
Martin Pazzani is a highly skilled and seasoned business leader focused on reinventing the fitness business for the baby boomer generation. He has diverse category and functional experience on six continents, and has held senior roles in major corporations and agencies alike, including Bally Total Fitness / Crunch Fitness, Heublein (now Diageo), Foote Cone & Belding (now DraftFCB), DDB Needham, the Interpublic Group, and Elias Arts.
Spencer Morgan and Gabriel Martinez, MyGrove Media
MyGrove is the multi-media marketplace and social connection platform for Active Adults and their communities. We combine online content, social networks, e-commerce, and print publications, to help Active Adults connect with their friends, family, and neighbors through their shared hobbies, news, and events.
Spencer Morgan, Founder, is a creative visionary whose career has focused on finding ways to tell people's stories. He was a columnist for the New York Observer and has written for the New York Times and the Atlantic. Spencer holds a BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master's Degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism.
Gabriel Martinez, Chief Operating Officer is a tech expert with a history of helping small companies build valuable partnerships. Gabriel holds a BA from Dartmouth College in Engineering Sciences and a Master's of Science from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.
Andres Roban, CEO & Founder, PurePillow ( @PurePillow )
Pure Pillow™ specializes in the manufacturing of contour pillows with ergonomic benefits. Maximizing the healing properties of viscoelastic Memory Foam by adding shoulder and hand-rest curves, head-cradling inclines and grooves in our designs to support a healthier sleep, Pure Pillow™ is proud to say our senior citizens are now enjoying these benefits. Senior citizens require a pillow that provides them complete body support for their spinal cord, and upper and lower alignment that our pillows fully support. Andres Roban, a former asthmatic, invented this breakthrough technological design when, as a teenager, he purchased foam and carved it out to cradle his head so he can breathe better while sleeping. Years later, breathing better and having nothing more than very mild occasional shortness of breath, Andres took this design which is Patent-Pending internationally and released it to a welcoming public. With more pillow designs under his belt, Pure Pillow™ will be putting America back to sleep for a very long time to come.
Stephen Johnston & Katy Fike, Co-founders, Aging2.0
Stephen Johnston MBA is Founder of Aging2.0 and of Fordcastle LLC, an innovation consulting firm, and Innovation Leaders Fund, a global equity fund. He first got intersted in innovation and aging while working as a consultant to a family searching for a cure for a rare fronto-temporarl dementia, and noticed the need for more technology and design to improve the lives of older people around the world. He is co-author of Growth Champions, published by Wiley in April 2012. He has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Stephen ( LinkedIn ) can be reached at @Aging20 and @sdbj.
Katy Fike Ph.D. is the founder of Aging2.0, a global network of innovators and Innovate50, an innovation consultancy. She is a gerontologist, entrepreneur, strategy consultant, former investment banker (Lehman Brothers) and systems engineer. Katy is on the board of the Family Caregiver Alliance, a member of the American Society on Aging’s Technology Council and a featured Senior Care Expert on Caring.com. Katy has been featured in national publications including The Huffington Post, Bloomberg and TechCrunch. She earned her B.S. in Systems Engineering from University of Virginia and her PhD in Gerontology from University of Southern California’s Davis School of Gerontology, where she was an National Institute of Aging fellow. Katy is on LinkedIn here and can be reached at @katy_thomas and @innovate50.
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Brookdale Senior Living offers exceptional senior living options, including assisted living, Independent Living, Alzheimer's and Skilled Nursing Care.
Act!vate Brain & Body is the first-of-its-kind brain and body fitness company. Stress reduction, brain training, body training, technology from around the world, and personal coaching focused on helping people above age 45 to live longer, happier, and healthier lives.
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