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Entrepreneurs to pitch ideas at Aging 2.0 event

3/25/2016, 12:48 a.m.
The Richmond chapter of Aging 2.0 is inviting entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas for start-up companies focused on improv- ing ...

The Richmond chapter of Aging 2.0 is inviting entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas for start-up companies focused on improv- ing the lives of older adults at their Global Startup Search competition.

The event will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Genworth Financial, 6620 W. Broad St., in Henrico County.

The Richmond Chapter Ambassadors of Aging 2.0 and Richmond Memorial Health Foundation are sponsoring the event, which is part of a worldwide competition. The Richmond chapter is linked with San Francisco-basedAging 2.0, which describes itself as “a global innovation platform

on a mission to accelerate innovation to improve the lives of older adults around the world.”

At the event at Genworth, participants will pitch their companies and answer audience questions about them. Judges then will select the winner.

The local winner will receive a cash prize, be featured on the Aging2.0 website during the next voting round and receive a free ticket to the Aging 2.0 Optimize Conference from Oct. 12 to 14, in San Francisco.

There, they will pitch their startup in front of more than 1,000 people, get free exhibition space and compete for the first-

place cash prize of $2,500, mentorship opportunities and international exposure through Aging 2.0.

Tickets to attend the event at Genworth Financial are $5 through Thursday, March 31; $10 after that date.

Entrepreneurs interested in pitching their companies or learning more about the event are encouraged to attend the Richmond Aging ‘2-Pint-0’ Liquid Net- working event 6 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Final Gravity, 6118 Lakeside Ave., in Henrico County.

For more information, go to www. agewellva.com/trending.

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