Accelerators

Techstars Future of Longevity Accelerator

This program, run in partnership with Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company created by Melinda French Gates, focuses on innovative solutions to address the unmet needs of older adults and their caregivers. In 2021 this program hopes to run in-person, dependent on COVID-19 conditions. For founders unable to attend in-person, there will be virtual programming options.

Washington, DC

May 10th, 2021

Applications Open

Jul 28th, 2021

Final Deadline

Nov 8th, 2021

Accelerator Starts

Feb 17th, 2022

Demo Day

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"We look for founders who are addressing the big challenges in the category and are passionately motivated to solve them."

Keith Camhi, Managing Director
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The Team

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Keith Camhi
Managing Director
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Sarah Hippert
Program Manager

Partners

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"This accelerator is leveraging technology and innovation to help modernize the system of care so older adults and their families can thrive for decades to come."
Renee Wittemyer
Director of Program Strategy and Investment, Pivotal Ventures
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"This accelerator is leveraging technology and innovation to help modernize the system of care so older adults and their families can thrive for decades to come."
Renee Wittemyer
Director of Program Strategy and Investment, Pivotal Ventures
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"Effective storytelling is critical for startups to connect with their customers. It has been remarkable to watch founders improve how they communicate their company story as they progress through the accelerator."
Imani Greene
Executive Communications and Media, Pivotal Ventures
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"The growth of investment activity in the caregiving sector is very promising. Indeed, there has never been a better time to be an innovator in care."
Erin Harkless Moore
Investments Director, Pivotal Ventures
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"By advancing innovative solutions in caregiving, we can move toward a future in which everyone has access to quality care solutions, and care is a source of comfort and joy, rather than stress and sacrifice."
Jennifer Stybel
Caregiving Lead, Pivotal Ventures
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"Mentorship is one of the most powerful ways to scale innovation. One key insight or introduction can change the game for a startup as it works to address the unmet needs of millions of older adults and their caregivers."
Lara Jeremko
Consultant and Partner Liaison, Pivotal Ventures

Mentors

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The Techstars Future of Longevity program is truly exciting as it addresses a new area of investment interest and has stimulated a myriad of innovative ideas which will form the basis of some exciting new companies.
Alan Patricof
Chairman Emeritus and Co-Founder, Greycroft; Co-Founder, Primetime Partners
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The Techstars Future of Longevity program is truly exciting as it addresses a new area of investment interest and has stimulated a myriad of innovative ideas which will form the basis of some exciting new companies.
Alan Patricof
Chairman Emeritus and Co-Founder, Greycroft; Co-Founder, Primetime Partners
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Care and longevity are core to the future of innovation. The most forward-looking startups are those that are creating technology that lets us live longer and more full lives as we age.
Monique Woodard
Managing Director, Cake Ventures
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What drives me the most joy is to work with entrepreneurs looking to bring innovation to life, tackling the challenges of caring for the health and well-being of the aging population and their caregivers.
Sanjay Khurana
Senior Director, Transformation, CVS Health
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Susan Golden
Founder of the Innovation Hub at the Stanford Center on Longevity, and Director of the dciX Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute
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Patrice Martin
CEO and Co-Founder of The Holding Co., and Co-Founder of IDEO.org