AARP and LivePitch Announce 10 Finalists for Health Innovation@50+ Event

On September 21st, 2012 the AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch will be taking place at the New Orleans Convention Center. AARP and LivePitch put on this event to highlight startups in the 50 and over health technology field. Over 20,000 members and guests will be in attendance of this two day event to hear pitches from the ten ten finalists for the event that were announced earlier today.

According to the press release, the event will be host to a unique dual-pitch format. Not only are the startups pitching to the judges in attendance and to a crowd full of leading venture and angel investors, they have a chance to redirect pitches to a consumer audience in the afternoon. AARP members will be able to join the conversation through this activity and give invaluable feedback to the companies.

This year’s judges include: Clayton Lewis of Maveron, Brandon Hull of Cardinal Partners, Jeff Shoemate of UnitedHealth Group Alliances and Andy Donner of Physic Ventures. Lisa Suennen from the Psilos Group is emceeing the show.

The two grand prize winners – a Judges’ Winner and AARP Consumer Winner – will be recognized as leading the way in innovative healthcare technology. They will also receive prize packages, be given interview opportunities, and be put in the spotlight for being leaders in the field.

The 2012 AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch finalists include:


New York, NY

1DocWay is an online doctor’s office. We connect hospitals with underserved patient clinics and nursing facilities, through our lightweight technology and implementation service. In doing so, we improve community health/wellness and increase patient access to physician specialists.


New York, NY

Abilto administers remote behavioral health programs via phone or web-based videoconference that help individuals to better manage depression – enabling better health outcomes – and payors to eliminate avoidable, near-term medical expenses.


San Francisco, CA

CareLinx is the preeminent online Professional Caregiver Network that provides solutions to help consumers & institutions easily find, screen, manage and pay caregivers who match their specific needs and budget. CareLinx is well positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for caregivers with the aging of our population.

Chicago, IL

CareTree is a collaboration platform designed to replace the paper records in the home health and senior care industries with an online platform that centralizes information and automates communication with care stakeholders (the individual, their caretakers, family, and doctors).


Nashville, TN

For our aging family members and loved ones who live independently, daily rituals are signs of stability and markers of good health. By monitoring electronic appliances they use as part of their daily routines, Evermind connects us to the rhythms of our loved ones’ daily lives without diminishing their independence.

GenieMD, LLC

Pleasanton, CA

GenieMD offers a cloud-based healthcare platform and associated web and mobile applications empowering consumers to manage their medication adherence, track vitals, log exercise, generate health reports in addition to providing health related information from reliable sources to better educate the consumer.


Richmond, BC, Canada

GeriJoy, an MIT and Techstars-affiliated company, offers talking pets for socially isolated elders. Beyond the proven emotional and health benefits of owning a pet, the GeriJoy companion provides intelligent, compassionate conversation, available 24/7. It lives inside an Internet-connected tablet and presents information, news, photos, and family messages as discussion topics.

LivWell Health

San Francisco, CA

LivWell Health offers a technology-enabled, service for seniors living independently at home, and for families seeking help in their care. For about the cost of a coffee a day, subscribers can: Access a web-based care coordination system, book vetted service providers, and video-chat with their Concierge.


Arlington, VA

MedClimate delivers the leading secure communications platform that provides an easy, cost-effective way to connect patients with their preferred provider. Unlike patient portals, MedClimate offers an EHR-agnostic secure mobile platform that delivers a higher quality of care for all patients and increases accessibility of consultative “visits” to the doctor.


Cambridge, MA

QMedic is revolutionizing home health monitoring by automating behavioral alerts to caregivers and protecting seniors even when they are unable to press the emergency button.