Accelerating Innovation in Aging: Demo Day

Tue Jul 19 2022 at 01:00 pm to 02:30 pm

MATTER | Chicago

Accelerating Innovation in Aging: Demo Day
Join our Accelerating Innovation in Aging: Demo Day in person or virtually at MATTER.
About this Event

With support from RRF Foundation for Aging, MATTER is proud to present the 2022 Accelerating Innovation in Aging program to support entrepreneurs with solutions that reduce social isolation and loneliness in older adults. Join us for the final Demo Day on June 19 featuring pitches from the cohort, a keynote on innovation in aging and networking. During the final Demo Day, the entrepreneurs will pitch their solutions for the opportunity to win up to $20,000. Attendees may join the event in person at MATTER or virtually.


1:00pm CT | Opening remarks from MATTER and RRF Foundation for Aging

1:10pm CT | Keynote on innovation in aging

1:30pm CT | Quickfire pitches

2:00pm CT | Networking (in person at MATTER)


— Berkeley, California

Aatlas is an online platform that helps people create, share and save for posterity a person’s life story. With engaging prompts and a user-friendly interface, Aatlas makes it easy to gather photos, videos and memories from friends and family while automatically organizing them into an interactive life story, complete with an engaging timeline and map of where life events took place.

— Ontario, Canada

Life is a lot better when you have people to experience it with, and Amintro’s mission is to help older adults thrive as they age. Amintro is an online community and information hub exclusively for adults age 50+ interested in expanding their circles of friends and staying active, informed and connected. Available on Google Play and the App Store, members of the Amintro community foster non-romantic connections while enjoying educational and enlightening articles and videos on products, services and resources that support healthy aging. Amintro is free and easy to join.

— Chicago, Illinois

ConnectCareHero helps drive real engagement for older adults to help organizations meet their goals. They are a digital engagement platform that uses culturally relevant content to keep older adults age 55+ socially connected, build trust and improve their health outcomes. ConnectCareHero is reinventing how healthcare connects, assesses and services a diverse and aging population through their data-driven content.

— Sunnyvale, California

An award-winning social venture, Dance4Healing (D4H) is a patent-pending AI telehealth platform that helps elders and people living with chronic diseases find compatible buddies to build fun, lasting habits with creative arts therapy, including music, dance and art, through pre-recorded and live video classes (imagine YouTube + Zoom + eHarmony for health buddies). Inspired by founder Amy Li’s recovery from Stage IV cancer, D4H’s mission is to make healthy habits accessible, supportive and fun, enriching the lives of people of all abilities, races and genders. Their vision is to be the global cultural hub and experience leader in bridging art and health.

— Saint-Malo, France

Famileo changes the lives of older adults who are not comfortable with using technology. With Famileo, they can receive news from their family every week or month in a personalized, printed newspaper. At Famileo, they are strong believers that the family bond is a pillar of well-being, which is why they developed this solution that allows maintaining regular and meaningful communication across generations.

— Bellevue, Washington

Litesprite, an award-winning digital health entertainment firm, has built a therapeutic gaming platform that delivers data insights and improves clinical outcomes. Their mental health video game, Sinasprite, includes a unique multiplayer gratitude module that is specifically designed to reduce isolation and loneliness and strengthen intergenerational bonds.

— Richmond, Virginia

Naborforce’s tech platform supports older adults and their family caregivers by bridging the gap between full independence and when home care or healthcare is needed. Naborforce enables older adults to continue to age in place, stay connected and live a life of joy by tapping into a network of community members who are seeking purpose and a little flexible income who can help around the home, run errands, provide transportation and offer companionship.

— Wilmette, Illinois

SilWiz is a community-oriented marketplace tapping into active, experienced adults to make purposeful use of their time by collaborating, giving back and offering their services to anyone in need. This solution will enable intergenerational engagement and meaningful connectedness among their peers and promote ageless aging.

— San Mateo, California

Storii offers a simple service that automatically calls your loved one’s home or mobile phone three times a week with meaningful questions about their life. Individuals can respond and record their life story answers directly on calls and answers are shared with their families.

— Even Yehuda, Israel

Zoog’s mission is to bring families, especially grandparents and their grandchildren, closer together through creative communication. Through Zoog’s mobile app, anyone can bring a book or other types of content to life and literally become “part of the story” utilizing AR masks, filters and other visual overlays.

MATTER's COVID-19 policy:

Effective February 14, 2022, all visitors will be required to present proof of vaccination, including a booster shot when eligible, upon entering the MATTER office. Masks are optional.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

MATTER, 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, United States


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