Saturday, September 9, 2017 9 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, September 10, 2017 9 AM – 6 PM
CIC Cambridge, 101 Main St., 15th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Venture Cafe’s District Hall – 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District Boston, MA 02210
SOMPO and Venture Cafe are holding an "ideathon" entitled "Reimagining Longevity." The event brings together students and startups who will present their innovative solutions and business models in a pitch contest. Participants and attendees will also get to network over sushi and drinks following the contest.
Caring for our seniors is a growing concern for governments and economies worldwide as people live longer lives. Longevity – along with its many blessings – can be fraught with medical, financial, psychological and social burdens that are as complex for aging individuals as for the people who love and care for them.
SOMPO, one of the largest insurers and assisted living facility operators in Japan, sees first-hand the widening gap where demand for quality, dignified care at a reasonable cost far outpaces the supply. They’re now teaming up with Venture Cafe to leverage the wisdom of crowds on a global scale — with a special focus on reimagining care for people with dementia.
They’re seeking thoughtful businesses and prototypes designed with elders at the center; and meaningful plans to accelerate the solutions from incubators into living rooms, board rooms, health care facilities, and public spaces.
Winners will receive a cash prize and a trip to Japan to work on a Proof of Concept with SOMPO.
This is a free event.
RSVP for this event via Eventbrite here