SOURCE: Red Star Ventures

October 15, 2012 12:28 ET

Media Advisory: Aging 2.0 to Host First Boston Gathering

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Oct 15, 2012) -

WHO: Aging 2.0 (@agingtoo, #aging2) (www.aging2.com) will be holding its first Boston gathering on October 17, 2012. This event is being hosted by Redstar Ventures (www.redstar.com) as a live-stream web event to bring together a network of global innovators whose goal it is to develop new products and services that better serve the needs of aging adults. This event builds on Redstar Venture's Salon event titled The Rise of the Grey Market, held late last year.

Speaking guests include:
Steven Gullans, PhD, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management
Ed Rose, CEO Serality
Sombit Mishra, Founder and CEO, QMedic
Renee Fry-Hawker, Founder, MakingCareEasier
Paul Franzosa, PodiMetrics

WHAT:  In the face of one of the biggest transitions society has ever faced, there is a massive, unmet need for innovation in this space. Despite the ongoing demographic shifts toward older populations around the world, there are relatively few entrepreneurs, investors, brands or hit products working hard to serve the older adult population.

This event will look at the overall market opportunity and hear from start-up companies that are addressing this challenge head on with new products and services specifically designed for the 50+ market. 

WHERE: One Kendall Square, Cambridge, Mass. To register for this event please go to http://a2boston1210.eventbrite.com#

WHEN: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 6-9pm Eastern time. A live stream to the event can be found at http://www.redstar.com/aging2.0.html

KEYWORDS: Aging 2.0, Redstar, baby boomers, investors, demographics, 50+ market, aging, healthcare, technologists

About Aging 2.0
Aging 2.0 is a global innovation network with a mission to accelerate innovation for the 50+ market. This network is a comprised of a cross-disciplinary group of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, technologist, policy makers, and older adults who share the common values of innovation, collaboration and respect for people of all ages.

About Redstar.com
Redstar is a company that creates companies, taking them from the earliest stages of ideation and growing them through their first institutional funding rounds and beyond. We begin the process by identifying interesting market trends and opportunities and systematically developing a constellation of concepts through in-house creative processes. Concepts are filtered and refined through a rigorous market research process, and the most promising candidates are seed funded for real-world validation and further rounds of institutional funding. Redstar was founded by three highly successful entrepreneurs: Jeet Singh, Joe Chung, and Matt Beecher.

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