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Why you should attend the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit

The Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit & Business Plan Competition is for entrepreneurs & venture capitalists who serve the baby boomer market. June 15/2011

This year, GrandCare’s VP of Marketing (Laura Mitchell) will be attending as a judge for the event.

This is another of Mary Furlong’s events and NOT TO BE MISSED!  Just finished attending the “What’s Next Boomer Summit” last week in San Francisco!  It was not only incredibly well organized, but fantastic speakers, panels and great networking!  Sponsored by AARP, United Health Group, Continuum Crew, Southwest Airlines, First Street, Caring.com and First Republic Bank.


Meet the venture capitalists and corporate venture capitalists who can fund your boomer/senior caregiving venture

  1. Learn how to accelerate sales in your boomer/senior caregiving venture
  2. Discover how to meet the caregiver customer online and through workforce channels
  3. Learn how to reach the boomer, senior and caregiver through print, online media and partnerships
  4. Discover the latest research about the 78 million-strong boomer market
  5. Meet the angels who fund early-stage ventures
  6. Gain the latest insights how corporations are using cause related marketing to serve the needs of boomers, seniors and caregivers
  7. Find out how to accelerate your AARP partnership; discover their latest market research
  8. Secure the funding base of your nonprofit organization by developing partnerships that work
  9. Network, network, network!

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Register to attend: http://scuboomerventure.eventbrite.com/


June 14-15, 2011
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA


Network with the leading venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, researchers, analysts and marketers addressing the needs of the 50+ demographic as well as key members of the media who report on aging, health, finance, technology and care giving.
Hear about the latest trends in the field of aging from key strategic partners in the non-profit sector.
Discover the latest in mobile and digital advertising trends; the newest distribution channels in the start-up world; and the tips and tricks that will help you grow your business.

Bud Myers joins AgeTek as CEO

HOT NEWS: Bud Myers joins AgeTek as CEO

Today, AgeTek announced the appointment of its first chief executive officer, Bud Myers. For years, Bud served as Sr. Director of Merchandising at boomer-focused catalog and online retailer FirstSTREET (www.firststreetonline.com) and is a well-known expert in the baby-boomer and consumer electronics markets.

Bud has played a significant role helping the alliance transition from idea to reality. We are tremendously lucky to have acquired Bud in the first year of the alliance.

Bud wanted to tell you all, “I look forward to helping AgeTek move out of ‘formation’ mode and into ‘action’ mode. We have a robust agenda focused on helping our members’ businesses become successful and there’s lots to do.”

I also want to announce that AgeTek has just become incorporated in the state of California and is about to post the names of its founding members. We gave a deadline of May 31, 2010 to be considered “founding” members. You still have a few more days to send your application which can be found here: http://bit.ly/AgeTekMembership

Send it to agetek@me.com and then send first year dues by check to: Aging Technology Alliance, 3701 Sacramento Street – #496, San Francisco, CA 94118

Final thought: Be part of the solution, or be part of the problem…it’s up to you. Welcome, Bud, and thanks for being part of the solution.



Group aims to become the world’s leading aging-focused technology consortium

CHICAGO, IL – March 15, 2008 – Today, the formation of a consortium named the Aging Technology Alliance was announced by a group of companies and organizations from the home health technology industry. The announcement was made at the What’s Next Boomer Business Summit which is running alongside the Aging in America Conference sponsored by the National Council on Aging and American Society on Aging.

The Alliance was formalized at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show when leaders from companies participating in the CES Silvers Summit met and agreed to form the group. Subsequent meetings formed an ad hoc board of directors with representatives from ClearSounds Communications, Digital Health @ CES, firstSTREET, GrandCare Systems, Jitterbug, and Presto Services.

“The need for some sort of consortium became obvious when I originally proposed our companies somehow work together while on a webinar in November of 2009.” said Peter Radsliff, CEO of Presto Services and chairman of the Aging Technology Alliance’s ad hoc board of directors. “The reaction was strong and swift to create a group that focused on helping its members gain awareness and promote their products and services to our aging society. No other organization currently does this.”

“Other organizations focus their missions on acting as brokers between companies, organizations and academia to guide development of solutions to aid aging-in-place.” said
Jill Gilbert of Digital Health @ CES and Alliance board member & treasurer, “The Aging Technology Alliance mission is to promote the awareness, benefits and value of member products and services and assist in the advancement of member companies and individual members.”

The Aging Technology Alliance mission—which can be found at www.agetek.org—also states its intention to facilitate innovation through professional development, education and standardization of products and services, and by creating a vital and expanding aging technology community.

“We believe that the aging technology industry will advance as a whole if we encourage cooperation between members.” said Bud Myers, Sr. Director of Merchandising for firstSTREET and Alliance board member. “And that by developing ‘best practices’ our membership will be more successful.”

The Alliance is currently soliciting voting and non-voting members from across the market spectrum; manufacturers, developers, resellers, educators, organizations, et al. An open meeting will be held at the What’s Next Boomer Business Summit, 4:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in the Hong Kong room. All potential members are welcome. Press and bloggers are invited as well, space permitting. People wishing to attend should R.S.V.P. by sending an email to agetek@me.com. Companies wishing to join the Aging Technology Alliance or to find out more information should visit http://www.agetek.org or email the address above.


About the Aging Technology Alliance
The Aging Technology Alliance (AgeTek.org) was established in 2010 to promote the awareness, benefits and value of products and services for an aging society while directly benefiting its members by evolving into the world’s leading aging-focused technology consortium. For more information, visit: http://www.agetek.org

Peter Radsliff, chairman ad hoc board of directors, Aging Technology Alliance
email: agetek@me.com phone: 415.850.1971

© 2010 Alliance Technology Alliance. “Aging Technology Alliance” and “AgeTek” are unregistered trademarks of the Aging Technology Alliance.
No endorsement or affiliation is implied between the Aging Technology Alliance and the National Council on Aging or American Society on Aging.

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF (AgeTek) Aging & Technology Industry Alliance

If you’ve been on our weekly calls, you’ve heard all about the long awaited launch of Agetek!

Next Thursday, we launch the Aging Technology Alliance (aka AgeTek.org) and we want you to join us!

The purpose in building this important and necessary group is to promote awareness, benefits and value of products and services for our aging society while directly benefiting our members by evolving into the world’s leading aging-focused technology consortium.

An Ad Hoc Board of Directors has been hard at work and are anxious to build a strong membership to really shape our future and most importantly shape the future channels for aging technology products and services.

We will share our mission and vision statement at the meeting, but if you are just a little bit curious, an interim website has been created. We obviously aren’t in a place to take memberships yet via the site, but you can see where the idea of the consortium came from and the team that has been working on it along with the mission: http://www.agetek.org

Meeting details
Date: Thursday, March 18th, 2010
Time: 4:30-6:00pm CST
Location: Hong Kong Room, Hyatt Regency Chicago (ASA/NCOA/What’s Next Conferences are there)
151 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Please RSVP: agetek@me.com if you will be attending. We need to know if a larger room is needed.

If you can’t attend – That’s ok! You can still be a part of the Aging Technology Alliance! Please visit www.agetek.org or email: agetek@me.com to join! We will be giving updates!!!!
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