“Innovation is the heart of Silicon Valley, but not every new product or service fits the needs of the Boomer market,” said Mary Furlong, of Mary Furlong and Associates.
Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014
The Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit, kicks off June 24th at Santa Clara University with Bootcamps designed for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs. The sessions are aimed at the critical issues for success when building and scaling a company.
The 11th Annual Summit, on June 25th, 2014, pairs investors with entrepreneurs who can bring innovative products and services for the longevity economy to market. It opens with “Breakfast with the Angels” – a networking opportunity for attendees to connect with and learn from angel investors.
Analyst Briefings lead off the main session, moderated by Eric Taub of the New York Times. The Washington Town Hall Meeting will focus on Medicare, Technology and the aging population. Afternoon sessions focus on Crowd Capital and Investment Priorities.
The 2014 Summit also features the eleventh annual Business Plan Competition with a $10,000 grand prize for excellence in one of the following areas: bio-design, medical devices, geriatrics and gerontology, or “aging in place” technology.
To register for the 2014 Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit and Business Plan Competition, and register, visit http://www.boomerventuresummit.com.
About the Silicon Valley Boomer Summit
The annual Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit & Business Plan Competition is a venue for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to share information about serving or investing in companies catering to consumers age 50 and older. The event is produced by Mary Furlong & Associates, the nation’s premiere strategic consulting firm for businesses targeting the boomer and senior marketplace, and co-produced by Susan Ann Davis, CEO and chairman of Susan Davis International, a full service public relations agency headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Sponsors of the 2014 Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit & Business Plan Competition include: AARP, UHC, Realtor.com, Greatcall, Premier Care, The Business of Aging, Digital Niche Agency (DNA), InnovateLTC, Linkage, Zillner, PositScience, SilverRide, HomeInstead, Caring.com, SingFit Prime, Petplan, Susan Davis International, First Republic Bank and CathMaps+.
About Mary Furlong and Associates
Founded in 2003, Mary Furlong & Associates (MFA) is headquartered in San Francisco. The firm's strategy, business development, marketing and public relations services are uniquely geared to drive new opportunities for clients in the baby boomer and senior markets. MFA has secured more than $130 million for longevity marketplace investments, and more than $15 million for non-profits.
Dr. Furlong is the Dean's Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University and founder of SeniorNet (1986), Third Age Media (1996), and Mary Furlong and Associates (2002). For more information, visit http://www.maryfurlong.com.