Monthly Archive: June, 2011

Business opportunities in aging: The Longevity Pyramid


One of the challenges with identifying business opportunities in the aging space is a lack of agreement about what the space actually is. This post provides a user-centric perspective that may be helpful… Continue reading

Three reasons for the sluggish take off of the aging market


What is the toughest job in the world? President? Nope, too many perks. The PR-person for a lewd politician? Nah, fabulous resume potential. Fireman / Navy Seal / Assassin? No, too cool. For… Continue reading

Want to showcase your aging-focused product or service? Submit it here


We have created  a special web form, aimed mainly at new startups in the space, but also applicable for larger companies, who’d like to showcase their products and services. Go here to submit… Continue reading

$3bn in elder financial abuse, up 12% over last year


A new report out by the Metlife Mature Market Institute on Elder Financial Abuse makes for sobering reading. Clearly people with dementia are particularly vulnerable to this. Plus, a categorization of three types… Continue reading

Raising capital for your aging-related startup


I gave this presentation as part of my panel session on “raising angel and VC funding for your startup” to an audience of mainly entrepreneurs at the Boomer Venture Summit in Santa Clara, CA… Continue reading

Silicon Valley Boomer Conference recap


I’ve just returned from a few days with Mary Furlong and her crew at the Silicon Valley Boomer Conference in Santa Clara, and have to say I’m thoroughly impressed. It’s the second of… Continue reading

Capital raising – lessons learnt from CEO of SeniorHomes


Good post by Chris Rodde, CEO of retirement home finder-portal Senior Homes on their recent $1.1m A-round fundraising process. A useful summary for people navigating this maze, such as the helpful explanation of different types… Continue reading

Ford turning cars into medical monitors (link)


For Ford Motor Co., medical monitoring is the next key to a burst of car sales. About 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day and 26 million Americans have diabetes. Besides checking blood… Continue reading

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