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Aging2.0 Global Innovation Summit Brings Together Silicon Valley and Long-Term Care Industry Executives

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Inaugural event gathers startups, investors and industry executives that are revolutionizing the aging experience; MIT robotics visionary Cynthia Breazeal to deliver keynote address

SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aging2.0 will host the inaugural Global Innovation Summit, May 14 in San Francisco. The invitation-only summit will bring together a select group of long-term care executives, consumer technology leaders, investors and top entrepreneurs from around the world to discuss emerging trends and new care models. Cynthia Breazeal, director of the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, will deliver the keynote address.

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The program will include 'demo day' pitches from companies that are part of Aging2.0's GENerator technology accelerator in addition to a curated showcase of groundbreaking startups from around the world. There will also be panel discussions with innovative long-term care executives and case studies of startups gaining market traction. The summit will conclude with a 'Future Panel' highlighting leading-edge technologies including wearables, ingestible sensors, robotics and 3D printing.

"Given the world's rapidly changing demographics, the aging space is increasingly recognized as the next big investment opportunity," said Katy Fike PhD, Aging2.0 co-founder. "The summit brings together the key stakeholders needed to truly accelerate innovation to benefit older adults."

A recent report from AARP points out that if it were a country, the "longevity economy" in the United States - fueled by more than 100 million consumers over the age of 50, generating $7 trillion a year in goods and services - would be ranked as the third biggest economy in the world.

"More than 35 startups are coming from locations around the world including India, Singapore, Australia, the Netherlands and the UK," said Stephen Johnston, Aging2.0 co-founder. "The summit provides an unprecedented opportunity for them to share their perspectives and meet the investors and industry insiders who can help them scale their businesses."

Speakers include:

  • Cynthia Breazeal, Director of the Personal Robots Group, MIT Media Lab
  • Dan Hirschfeld, President, Genesis Rehab Services
  • Scott Dingfield, Chief Innovation Officer, Home Instead Senior Care
  • Will Clark, Senior Vice President, Brookdale Senior Living
  • Arnold Whitman, Chairman, Formation Capital
  • Rick Matros, CEO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
  • Katy Fike and Stephen Johnston, Co-Founders, Aging2.0

For the agenda and more details, please visit

The invitation-only Aging2.0 Global Innovation Summit will take place May 14, 8 a.m.7 p.m. PDT, at the University of California, San Francisco, Mission Bay campus.

The Global Innovation Summit is made possible through sponsorship from 20+ leading industry partners including Brookdale Senior Living, Home Instead Senior Care, Genesis Rehab, LG, Google and Formation Capital.

Aging2.0 founders, Stephen Johnston and Katy Fike, panelists, GENerator founders and Startup Showcase companies have media availability during the summit.

About Aging2.0 
Aging2.0 is a global organization on a mission to accelerate innovation to improve the lives of older adults. In less than two years, Aging2.0 has become the premier platform for discovering and cultivating innovations targeting consumers over the age of 50. Aging2.0 has hosted more than 50 events in 11 cities across three countries and is now rolling out chapters around the world. In November 2013, Aging2.0 launched the GENerator – the first accelerator program for entrepreneurs working in aging and long-term care. For more information, visit

The summit is invitation only.  
For further information and media passes, please contact:

Nina Dunn 
(212) 943-5858.  

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