Includes startup pitch competition
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 20, 2015) — The Louisville Innovation Summit will be held from Oct. 14-15 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.
The gathering of 500 executives and entrepreneurs focuses on the “Future of Aging Care.” The summit features more than 50 industry visionary speakers and a startup pitch event showcasing 15 companies with innovative health technologies to enhance the lives of senior adults.
The summit is the industry’s only conference uniquely focused on wellness and aging care technology and innovation.
“Those who come to Louisville for the summit won’t leave disappointed,” said Vickie Yates Brown, president and CEO of Nucleus: Kentucky’s Innovation Center. “The summit will provide a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to personally meet leaders in the industry, pitch their companies, and experience a rich discussion of ideas and a healthy exchange of perspectives on the future of aging care and lifelong wellness.”
Aneesh Chopra, the first Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. and assistant to President Obama who helped launch Startup America, will be the keynote speaker. Chopra’s talk will be set up as a conversation with Dr. Jordan Shlain, primary care physician, digital health entrepreneur and respected writer and thought leader in national health policy.
Chopra is currently a leader at Hunch Analytics, a “hatchery” incubating ideas that improve the productivity of health and education markets, including NavHealth, an open data intelligence service. In 2011, Chopra was named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.”
More than 50 other top industry visionaries will be speaking at the summit.
With more than 21,000 professionals producing more than $50 billion in revenue, Louisville is home to the nation’s largest collection of headquarters in nursing home, rehabilitation, assisted living and home health administration.
For the startup pitch event, from the selected 10 national and five Kentucky finalists, judges will select one national and one Kentucky winner. Finalists must have launched their product/service within 18 months of the summit and cannot have raised more than $7 million funding. Finalists will compete in front of a live audience of summit attendees and three judges. Winners will receive a cash award, mentoring, advising and other services supplied by the summit’s sponsors.
There is no charge to apply for the startup pitch event and chosen companies receive complimentary registrations to the summit. Companies have until August 23 to register.