Last Thursday, the ten companies that went through the Techstars Future of Longevity Accelerator 2022 got to showcase their progress at demo day. These companies are working to improve the lives of older adults and caregivers with new, innovative technology. We were pretty impressed with this year’s cohort and thought we’d share what we learned!
Techstars Future of Longevity Accelerator
Techstars accelerators are three month programs in which selected companies receive funding and mentorship to take their businesses to the next level. They have over 50 accelerator programs all over the world, some specializing in certain industries.
According to Techstars’ description of their Future of Longevity Accelerator, “This program, run in partnership with Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company created by Melinda French Gates, focuses on innovative solutions to address the unmet needs of older adults and their caregivers. Program themes include: aging in place, caregiver support, care coordination, financial wellness, preventive health, and social engagement.” (Techstars)
Our Favorites from the 2022 Cohort
Techstars Longevity had an impressive roster this year. Here are some of our favorites:
Abby: A lightweight, portable, electric wheelchair that is a fraction of the price of comparable wheelchairs on the market.
Bright: 40Hz light stimulation product that is proven to prevent dementia and Alzheimers.
Kinumi: Kinumi provides a personal care concierge that works with older adults and their loved ones. Kinumi can help research and help you find reputable vendors and service providers, schedule your appointments and activities, follow up to ensure high quality service, and keep your loved ones “in the know.”
OndeCare: matchmaking service to find caregivers to help care for elderly loved ones, child care, infant care, and special needs care.
Wave Therapeutics: smart cushions for wheelchairs and hospital beds that prevent pressure ulcers.
Techstars Longevity Demo Day 2022
Checkout the pitches of all ten companies that participated in the Techstars Future of Longevity Accelerator this year!