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Competition at Leavey School of business draws plans for products and services that can help aging baby boomers
Monday, Jun. 19, 2006
“The leading and trailing edge boomers need innovation,” says Mary Furlong, consultant and expert in the boomer and senior markets. “The Boomer Business Plan Competition seeks to foster innovation and help entrepreneurs of all ages and stages take their ideas and build businesses out of them.”
Plans targeted ventures in a range of industries poised for significant growth as the population ages, including medicine, technology, fashion and financial services. The competition’s 20 semifinalists are developing everything from treatments for glaucoma and sleep apnea to brain stimulation games, sexy sleepwear for mature women and services that help retirees buy property in
The Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit’s sponsors include North Castle Partners, AARP Services, Inc., Intel, MetLife Mature Market Institute, Silicon Valley Bank, Wells Fargo, Facebook and NBC.
For more information about the third annual Boomer Business Plan Competition, and about previous winners and contestants, please visit www.boomerventuresummit.com
About the co-producers:
Mary Furlong & Associates provides business development, financing strategy and integrated marketing solutions to entrepreneurs, corporations and nonprofit organizations serving the 45+ market. Mary Furlong, Ed.D also serves as an executive professor on entrepreneurship at the Leavey School of Business at SCU.