A virtual conference, Innovate Care, is inviting Canadian startups focused on health and senior care to pitch their products and services.

In a statement, the Halifax-based Jameson Consulting Group said the participants can be in the development stage or they can have been in the market for less than 24 months.

The interactive virtual conference, which is hosted by Jameson and Aging 2.0-Halifax, will be held Oct. 5 and 6. The deadline to apply to pitch for exposure to an influential panel and a prize of $1,000 is Sept.22 at noon.

As well as the pitch contest, the two-day event will feature regional and international speakers covering topics, which include:

  • Keynotes on why major technology companies such as Google, Amazon, Best Buy and Telus are investing billions in innovative care solutions and products;
  • An inside look at care facilities deploying the latest innovative technologies and developing best practices;
  • Why programs like Johns Hopkins Hospital @ Home are gaining international momentum and addressing changing needs and technology;
  • And an introduction to Nova Scotia Living Lab Innovation Hub, which will create an intergenerational innovation testing and proving ground for health and senior-related products and services.

Speakers include Bianca Stern, Executive Director at the Toronto-based Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI). Stern’s current work includes overseeing the innovation team at CABHI including the Design Lab, Seniors Advisory Panel, Innovation Office and project pipeline.

Other speakers include well-known Atlantic Canadian entrepreneurs such as Mark Hobbs of Fundmetric, Chris Cowper-Smith of Spring Loaded Technology and David Burke of NxtGenCare.  

Partners include The Nova Scotia Department of Seniors and Innovacorp. The aim is to showcase Nova Scotia as an innovation hub for innovative home and health care, aging, senior, mobility and independent care solutions.

You can apply to pitch here, or register for the conference here