GeriJoy Selected to Be Part of Aging2.0 Academy

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The Aging2.0 Academy, a highly selective program for the top startups in aging and long-term care, chose GeriJoy to be part of its 2014-2015 cohort. GeriJoy’s global care team provides 24/7 companionship, supervision, and care management support through senior care avatars; improving quality of care, increasing safety, and lowering cost.

Photo of an older adult with Alzheimer's engaging with GeriJoy's global care team through one of GeriJoy's pet therapy avatars

Photo of an older adult with Alzheimer's engaging with GeriJoy's global care team through one of GeriJoy's pet therapy avatars

We were blown away by the quality and quantity of Academy applicants this year and are thrilled to have GeriJoy in the 2014-2015 cohort.

GeriJoy announced today that it has been selected to join the highly competitive Aging2.0 Academy program. The only program of its kind in the world, the Academy is designed to connect, support and accelerate the top startups in aging and long-term care. The year-long program commences November 20, 2014 in San Francisco.

Over the course of the year-long program, Academy companies will receive critical market insight, access to consumers, expert mentorship and curated introductions to pilots, distribution and investors to help them achieve their strategic goals and ultimately improve the lives of older adults around the world – the mission of Aging2.0. Through Aging2.0’s partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs, Academy companies will also have access to Google training, mentorship and products.

“We were blown away by the quality and quantity of Academy applicants this year and are thrilled to have GeriJoy in the 2014-2015 cohort,” said Katy Fike, PhD, Aging2.0 co-founder. “Together with our partners, we look forward to working with this talented group of entrepreneurs as they bring their much-needed products and services to market."

Academy applicants underwent a competitive 6-week screening process, which included valuable input from both the Aging2.0 Leaders Circle partners and the Aging2.0 Consumer Panel, who see and experience the industry's needs first hand every day.

“We look forward to the support and access GeriJoy will receive as part of the Academy program,” says CEO Victor Wang. "Senior care providers will benefit from our 24x7 live companionship, supervision, and care management service, and the Academy program will expedite our road to success.”

About GeriJoy
GeriJoy (http://gerijoy.com) makes senior care more affordable and more joyful. GeriJoy's specially-trained global care team offers 24x7 companionship, supervision, and care management support through tablet-based avatars, improving care for older adults, increasing peace of mind for families, and lowering overall cost of care for providers. GeriJoy’s avatars can administer personalized therapeutic and memory care programming that effectively engages individuals with significant cognitive, memory, or behavioral challenges. Founded by experts from MIT, Stanford, and NYU, GeriJoy is advised by the CEO of the American Geriatrics Society, and has won accolades for innovation leadership from organizations like AARP, TEDMED, and the US Senate. See GeriJoy in action at http://gerijoy.com/video#CustomerStories or contact GeriJoy at info (at) gerijoy (dot) com

About Aging2.0
Aging2.0 (http://www.aging2.com) is a global organization on a mission to accelerate innovation that will improve the lives of older adults around the world. Aging2.0 connects, educates and supports innovators through its global chapter network, consumer research panel, conferences, Aging2.0 Academy startup program and the Generator Ventures fund. In less than three years, Aging2.0 has become the premier platform for discovering and cultivating innovations focused on aging and long-term care.

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