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. Program themes include: aging in place, caregiver support, care coordination, financial wellness, preventive health, and social engagement (see "Read the Q&A" below for more details). The program will be virtual with one week in person at the beginning and another week in person toward the end.

Washington, DC

2021 T6

Hybrid Program
This program is running virtually with some optional in-person events.

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
Read the Q&A

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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Innovation is critical to developing solutions for caregivers and their recipients, since the US does not have a care ecosystem for older adults. It is a source of great joy to support these entrepreneurs.
Susan Golden
Director dciX at the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute and Adjunct Professor
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We are in an exciting moment of reimagining how we age. Techstars Future of Longevity Accelerator is shaping the services and products that we will all want and need.
Patrice Martin
CEO and Co-Founder of The Holding Co., and Co-Founder of IDEO.org

Companies

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