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Mary Furlong & Associates Presents: 



Tuesday, July 21st


9:00-9:30 am PT

THE ROAD AHEAD: TRENDS AND CHALLENGES FOR OLDER ADULTS IN THE AGE OF COVID-19

Since mid-March, older American’s lives have changed in many ways, but some fundamentals remained the same. AARP’s Nancy LeaMond will share five key trends about older adults in America, and five things you need to know about what the COVID pandemic means to them. These themes are critical for entrepreneurs and businesses serving the longevity market to understand in these unprecedented times.

IntroductionMary FurlongCEOMary Furlong & AssociatesExecutive ProducerWhat’s Next Longevity Venture Summit

SpeakerNancy LeaMondSVP and Chief Advocacy & Engagement OfficerAARP

RespondentDavid InnsCEOGreatCall


9:35-10:05 am PT

INVESTOR, PARTNER, AND ENTREPRENEUR CASE STUDIES

Leading entrepreneurs, partners and investors share strategies for sustaining business growth in the time of Covid-19. Discover the investment thesis and business models used by entrepreneurs who have seen accelerated growth during this crisis.


ZIEGLER LINK-AGE AND THEIR PORTFOLIO

ModeratorDan Hermann, President and CEO, Head of Investment BankingZiegler

Speakers:

Carrie ShawCEO and FounderEmbodied Labs

Sherwin SheikPresident and CEOCareLinx

Ernie IanaceEVP Sales and MarketingVitalTech


VITALTECH AND STANLEY VENTURES

VitalTech is all about bringing a new and exciting vision to the senior living industry with the devices, data and predictive analytics needed to reduce expenses, increase efficiency, provide better care, and most importantly, to improve senior’s lives.

ModeratorMary Furlong, CEOMary Furlong & AssociatesExecutive ProducerWhat’s Next Longevity Venture Summit

Speakers:

James HamiltonCEOVitalTech

Dina RouthierManaging DirectorStanley Ventures

Kevin BosmaDirector of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Stanley Healthcare


NATIONWIDE VENTURES AND THEIR PORTFOLIO

ModeratorErik RossHead of Venture Capital and Mergers & Acquisitions, Nationwide Ventures

Speakers:

Steve ChenCEO and Co-FounderNewRetirement

Randy KleinCEOVesta Healthcare


10:10-10:55 am PT

THE ELEMENTS: EDITORIAL PRIORITIES IN THE TIME OF COVID

Introduction: Mary Furlong, CEO, Mary Furlong & Associates, Executive Producer, What’s Next Longevity Venture Summit

Speaker: Myrna Blyth, SVP and Editorial Director, AARP Media


SENIOR HOUSING FUTURES: FROM THE FRONT LINES

ModeratorGeorge YedinakEVP, Publisher and Founder, ​Aging Media

Speakers:

Gary CharlandPresident and CEOMasonic Homes of California

Kris HansenCEOWestern Home Communities

Sheri RoseExecutive DirectorThrive Center, Inc.


EARLY STAGE, SEED AND CORPORATE INVESTORS

ModeratorFahad AzizCo-Founder and CTOCaremergeContributorForbes

Speakers:

Anne DeGheestFounder and Managing DirectorHealthTech Capital

Dan Gebremedhin, MDPartnerFlare Capital

Jennifer CarterVP Venture Operations, McKesson VenturesMcKesson Ventures

Neda AmidiPartner and Global Head of HealthPlug and Play Tech Center

Scott SmithFounder, CEO and Managing DIrectorViant Group


11:00 am-12:00 pm PT

PITCH FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE CORPORATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS INVESTING IN THE LONGEVITY ECONOMY

These companies in the longevity marketspace have successfully developed their product or service and are producing revenue and profitability. The next stage of growth is to provide distribution partners that help scale and build their enterprise. Listen to the pitches of these companies and see which distribution partners are willing to "take a meeting."

ModeratorScott Peifer,Executive Director, Institute for Senior LivingChangAGEnts

Panelists:

Christen CastellanoVP of Customer Experience ChannelsBanner Health

Mary AlexanderVP of Strategic PartnershipsHome Instead Senior Care

Ginna BaikSenior Care Practice LeaderCDW

Sarah JonesVP of Commercial ProductBest Buy Health

Lisa TaylorCEOiN2L

Michael SkaffChief Operating OfficerJewish Senior Living Group


Pitching:

Ossi RiekkinenCEOBone Index Finland, Ltd.

Emily SplichalCEO and FounderNaboso Technology, Inc.

Robert LongyearVP Digital Health and InnovationAvenu


12:05-12:30 pm PT

THE NEXT WAVE: HOW BOOMER RETIREES WILL REDEFINE MONEY, CONSUMERISM, FAMILY, WORK, HOUSING, MOBILITY, HEALTH AND SUCCESS--POST COVID-19

Rising longevity and the aging of the massive boomer generation are radically altering both the demographic landscape and every aspect of the consumer marketplace. Already 50+ consumers account for more than half of all spending and control more than 70% of total U.S. net worth. In the coming years, we’ll see explosive business growth fueled by this unprecedented age wave. This new presentation explores the industries, products, and services that will dominate the longevity marketplace—many of which are hiding in plain sight:

  • The medical breakthroughs and technologies on the horizon that have the potential to dramatically transform health, aging, and longevity
  • How an aging population’s evolving need for healthy choices will influence the food, beverage, and supplement sectors
  • How a cyclic life plan—with repeated personal reinventions—will stimulate demand for new ways to learn, give, volunteer, work, and enjoy life
  • How aging Boomers’ time affluence will redefine the travel and leisure, housing, education, media, and financial services industries
  • Lessons learned from four decades on the front lines about the successes of pioneering companies worldwide that have “cracked the code” and created brands and marketing strategies that resonate with this quirky and demanding generation

IntroductionLori BitterPresident and Senior StrategistThe Business of Aging

Keynote SpeakerKen DychtwaldFounder and CEOAge Wave


12:35-1:35 pm PT

$10,000 BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

The impact on older adults during this pandemic has been horrific. Many have died in nursing homes and elsewhere. For others, visits with family members have been eliminated. And in-person healthcare visits were replaced with phone and online appointments. Further complicating the situation, many of the oldest were not yet comfortable with new technologies to stay connected -- like Facetime, Skype and Zoom, for example. In the post-Covid-19 world, what innovations would help prevent this level of isolation and inadequate care--or keep families and their oldest family members better connected?

Five companies will be pitching for growth stage investing. The finalist entrepreneur groups will compete for the $10,000 grand prize by presenting their boomer business plans before a panel of judges comprised of leaders in the field of aging and the venture capital community.

ModeratorRichard LuiJournalist and News AnchorMSNBC


Judges:

Christine BrocatoVP of Strategic InnovationCommonSpirit Health

John HopperChief Investment OfficerZiegler Link·Age Funds

Andre BierzynskiInnovation DirectorAARP Innovation Labs

Hope WallsAnalystNationwide Ventures

Allison SekulerManaging DirectorCABHIVP Research and Sandra A. Rotman Chair in Cognitive NeuroscienceBaycrest Health Sciences


Pitching:

Steve Xu, CEO and Founder, Sonica

Jeremy Fischbach, CEO and Founder, Happy 

Shaun Mitra, CEO and Founder, BrioCare

Celine Tien, CEO and Founder, Flowly

Bruce Sharpe, CEO and Founder, Singular Hearing


1:45-2:00 pm PT

BUSINESS PLAN AWARD PRESENTATION & CLOSING REMARKS

Speaker:

Mary FurlongCEOMary Furlong & AssociatesExecutive ProducerWhat’s Next Longevity Venture Summit

Award PresentationGigi KubursiDistrict Manager and Managing DirectorFirst Republic Bank




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SPECIAL FEATURE: INVESTMENT PRIORITIES

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Investors in the longevity marketplace will discuss the trends that dominate the market in the coming year, the stage of their investment, and share advice about where entrepreneurs should focus their attention.

Moderator: Mel Barsky, Director of Business Development, CABHI

Speakers: Lynne Chou O’Keefe, Founder and Managing Partner, Define Ventures

Andre Bierzynski, Innovation Director, AARP Innovation Labs


LEADERSHIP IN BUSINESS: A PRIMER IN GETTING STUFF DONE (ESPECIALLY IN TIMES OF CRISIS)

In this inspiring presentation, Admiral Robert Wray shares his lessons on leadership, drawing from his own experiences managing teams in war zones and times of crisis. Learn how to develop a cohesive team, develop a strong leadership plan and effective ways to communicate with your key stakeholders.

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Speaker: Robert Wray, CEO, BlueStar SeniorTech


SOCIAL MEDIA MATTERS: HOW TO ROCK YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE

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Ashley Mercier, Media Solutions Manager, LinkedIn

During this session Ashley Mercier will give you step-by-step instructions for how to improve your LinkedIn profile to help grow your business.


RESEARCH BRIEFINGS 

Individual Sessions for Release:

Grant Chamberlain, Managing Director of Healthcare Investment Banking, Ziegler

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TECH TRENDS THAT MATTER IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

This session scans highlights from the 2020 published research by Laurie Orlov and combines that with relevant content from other recent research reports from Pew, AARP, and National Alliance for Caregiving.

Laurie Orlov, Founder, Aging and Health Technology Watch

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WOMEN INVESTING IN THE LONGEVITY ECONOMY 

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Moderator: Maddy Dychtwald, Co-Founder, Age Wave


Speakers:

Mary Jo Potter, CEO and Managing Director, Healthcare Angels

Trish Costello, Founder and CEO, Portfolia 

Sonia Arrison, Co-Founder, 100 Plus Capital


KEYNOTE: DAVID RHEW, M.D.

DIGITAL HEALTH FOR SENIORS IN THE ERA OF COVID-19

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COVID-19 exerts a disproportionate impact on seniors. This session will discuss ways that digital health technologies can help seniors, their caregivers, and healthcare providers in the era of COVID-19. Dr. Rhew will discuss the roles of technologies such as AI-enabled health bots, telehealth, remote patient monitoring, voice AI, CDSS & analytics, and next generation digital health platforms that streamline and simplify the experience across the care continuum.

Introduction: Sherri Snelling, CEO and Founder, Caregiving Club, Corporate Gerontologist

Speaker: David Rhew, M.D., Global Chief Medical Officer & VP of Healthcare, Microsoft


WHAT’S NEXT INNOVATION CHALLENGE SPONSORED BY AARP INNOVATION LABS 

How can new, disruptive solutions drive adoption and usage of hearing aids by the millions of hearing impaired in the USA?


Moderator: David Lindeman, Director, CITRIS Health


Introduction: Jacqueline Baker, Vice President of Startup Programming, AARP Innovation Labs


Panelists: 

Dave Blanchard, OD/Strategic Business Development, Hamilton CapTel

Jeannee Parker Martin, President and CEO, LeadingAge California

Abby Levy, Venture Investor


Pitching:

Chris Ellis, CEO, AudioCardio

Alexander Goldin, CEO and Founder, Alango- Wear & Hear

Nick Hobbs, Managing Member, Active Life Hearing Loops LLC

Steven Lebischak, CEO, Asius Technologies, LLC

Sam Shear, CEO, Yes Hearing

Bruce Sharpe, CEO, Singular Hearing Inc


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GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE LONGEVITY MARKET

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 As awareness grows globally about the size, value, and pace of growth of the global longevity market - a 8.4 billion-dollar market, countries on many continents are focused on "the business of aging." Discover the trends in the market and how COVID-19 has accelerated global investment in telehealth and virtual health. 

 Moderator: Susan Davis, Chairman, Susan Davis International

Speaker: Jean C. Accius, PhD., SVP of Thought Leadership and International Affairs, AARP

INVESTORS IN THE MARKETPLACE

Global Perspectives:

Allison Sekuler, Managing Director, CABHI

Stephen Johnston, Co-Founder, Aging 2.0


WHAT ARE YOUR INVESTING PRIORITIES? JUDGES PANEL 

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Investors in the longevity marketplace will discuss the trends that dominate the market in the coming year, the stage of their investment, and share advice about where entrepreneurs should focus their attention.

Moderator: Mary Furlong, CEO, Mary Furlong & Associates, Executive Producer, What’s Next Longevity Venture Summit

Judges:

Christine Brocato, Vice President of Strategic Innovation, CommonSpirit Health

John Hopper, Chief Investment Officer, Ziegler Link·Age Funds

Andre Bierzynski, Innovation Director, AARP Innovation Labs

Hope Walls, Analyst, Nationwide Ventures

Miriam Rivera, Managing Director, Ulu Ventures

Lynne Chou-O’Keefe, Founder and Managing Partner, Define Ventures

Mel Barsky, Director of Business Development, CABHI


OPENING REMARKS & WELCOME

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Speakers:

Mary Furlong, CEO, Mary Furlong & Associates, Executive Producer, What’s Next Longevity Venture Summit

Sherri Snelling, Corporate Gerontologist, CEO and Founder, Caregiving Club, Co-Producer, What’s Next Longevity Venture Summit

Lori Bitter, President and Senior Strategist, The Business of Aging, Co-Producer, What’s Next Longevity Venture Summit



NIA SEED FUNDING OVERVIEW AND PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE

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The NIA will showcase several companies in tech and aging that they have funded and inform entrepreneurs how they can apply for NIA funding.

Moderator:

Joy Toliver, Program Analyst, Office of Small Business Research, National Institute on Aging


Speakers:

Matt Golden, Co-Founder and CEO, MapHabit

Dillon Myers, Founder, OneClick.chat

Adam Sobol, Founder and CEO, CareBand

Victor Wang, CEO, care.coach

Steve Xu, Co-Founder and CEO, Sonica



FINDING JOBS, FINDING STAFF, TRAINING

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At a time when millions of Americans have lost jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic, some firms have been hiring and still are. That's particularly true for contract-work jobs, some of which can be done from home and others at medical centers. Learn from three entrepreneurs about how they're helping people find full-time and part-time work in these difficult times and what they see for hiring trends in coming months.

Moderator: Richard Eisenberg, Managing Editor and Senior Web Editor, Next Avenue

Speakers:

Sharon Emek, President and CEO, WAHVE

Robert Longyear, VP Digital Health and Innovation, Avenu

Zia Rahman, CEO and Founder, Wanderly



SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SOCIAL ISOLATION: HOW TO BRIDGE THE GAP

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With social distancing becoming more of the norm as we continue the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the concerns over social isolation of older loved ones and how to keep families connected has created growth opportunities for entrepreneurs and operators with innovative solutions. This panel will discuss best practices in keeping residents engaged with families and each other and helping older adults overcome feelings of loneliness and isolation. 

Moderator: Sherri Snelling, CEO and Founder, Caregiving Club, Corporate Gerontologist

Speakers:

Todd Smith, Founder and CEO, myFamilyChannel

Michael Segal, CEO, Skylight

Ted Fischer, CEO and Co-Founder, Ageless Innovation

Scott Kaiser, Chief Innovation Officer, Motion Picture TV Fund



THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CBD, ARTHRITIS AND AGING & THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT 

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The market for cannabis and CBD products, which has become an alternative for joint pain and stress management, is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. Despite the industry’s potential, it has long lacked medical and scientific validation to confirm the anecdotal evidence. Fortunately, significant research is underway and experts are now learning where these products can be the most beneficial . Our panelists will take a closer look at the healing properties of CBD and how these products can provide medical benefits to more than 36 million Americans living with Osteo and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Learn from medical and entrepreneurial aces in the CBD field, and hear firsthand how CBD products have changed the aging population's outlook on their healing effects.

Moderator: Gaynell Rogers, Management, Marketing and Media Relations Professional

Speakers: 

Jay Hartenbach, CEO, Medterra CBD

Dr. Matthew Halpert, Instructor of Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine

Susan Garland, Journalist, New York Times