AARP Innovation@50+ LivePitch Announces April 13 Keynote: Personal Finance Expert Jean Chatzky

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Roster of Industry Experts Speak at 6th Annual Dual-Pitch Event; 10 Caregiving Health Technology and 10 Financial Technology Startups Also Featured

AARP is pleased to announce personal finance expert Jean Chatzky will deliver a keynote on the second day of its sixth Innovation@50+ LivePitch event held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA on Thursday, April 13, 2017. This dual-pitch event brings together innovative startups pitching before expert judges and AARP members. Over the course of the two day event, industry expert speakers will also discuss issues around savings and planning in financial technology and caregiving in health technology, including a day one, April 12, keynote address from AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins. Registration is now open at limited early bird pricing of $99.00 for two full days of content. To register, please visit http://www.innovation50plus.org.

Day one of AARP’s Innovation@50+ LivePitch event will focus on emerging startups in health technology, highlighting caregiving solutions. AARP also added a second pitch day for this event focused on financial technology, specifically around savings and planning. During the two days ten finalist companies in each category will present their business plans on stage in a rapid three minute presentation to a panel of industry expert judges, most of whom are venture capitalists and angel investors.

Personal finance expert Jean Chatzky will kick off day two with a keynote address. Chatzky is the financial editor for NBC’s TODAY show and an award-winning personal finance journalist. She is AARP’s finance ambassador and host of the podcast HerMoney with Jean Chatzky on iTunes.

A best-selling author, Chatzky’s newest book, AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip, is co-authored by Dr. Michael Roizen and will be released February 28, 2017. More can be found at http://www.jeanchatzky.com

“We are excited to build on the successes of our past five years of health tech focus and add financial technology this year,” said Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President, Market Innovation, AARP. “There is no better person to kick off our focus on financial technology than Jean. We are thrilled she was willing to join us and share a keynote address, and add to her partnership with AARP.”

About Innovation@50+ LivePitch
By facilitating the event, AARP seeks to empower people to choose how they live as they age. Innovation@50+ LivePitch is unique since it features AARP members who listen to the pitches and share feedback in real time, providing the companies invaluable market data on the spot.

Previous AARP Innovation@50+ LivePitch events have been held in Boston, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Miami, and last year’s event in Sunnyvale, CA, the heart of Silicon Valley. Of the first 40 finalists, 23 raised over $145 million in venture investment, and another four companies exited through acquisition.

About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit http://www.aarp.org or follow @aarp and our CEO @JoAnn_Jenkins on Twitter.

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