Innovation can fix the world.
Apply for coworking space at AGENCY hubs at CIC and build your company among experts and entrepreneurs. Launch a new venture or establish a foothold in new markets at CIC's in 10+ cities (and growing).
Attend AGENCY events to raise awareness, dig deep, and meet thought leaders who are shaping the future of aging. Co-produce events with us to give your ideas, and your talent, visibility with potential collaborators.
Partner with AGENCY & Captains of Innovation to source strategic agetech solutions for your company and help innovators achieve scale in the global market. Position your brand as a pioneer in aging well.
AGENCY is a vibrant 'concentrator' of innovators and influencers with a shared mission to improve the aging journey for all. AGENCY members are each building companies with creative solutions to extend healthy lifespans, make everyday living a bit better for older consumers and caregivers, blend high-touch with high-tech solutions that can scale, and solve systemic issues for the world's rapidly aging populations.
We believe in the power of proximity and community to foster innovation. Working in a trusted ecosystem means your connections are stronger, your creativity is more fluid, and your company milestones are more attainable. AGENCY offers ecosystem-as-a-service and workspace at CIC's (Cambridge Innovation Centers) worldwide for startups, corporates, and organizations to stimulate aging-focused ideas and provide pathways to commercialization.
All members and partners uphold the core values of AGENCY:
(1) Elder-centric Ethos with empathy and delight for older people at the heart of their approach;
(2) Evidence with solutions that leverage solid science, field research, or lived experiences, and
(3) Economics with viable business models honed through pilots, collaboration, and hard work.
Join us as a strategic partner to pilot new ideas and invest in the ecosystem, or as a startup to launch your venture at AGENCY hubs @CIC's. Together, we are a dynamic cross-sector community with common goals to bring joy, choice, comfort, safety, and vitality for individuals as they age, and for families, caregivers, providers, agencies, payors, policymakers, investors, and institutions to thrive in an age-friendly world. We look forward to collaborating with you!
AGENCY Founders Over 55+ Club:
Ageless Startup: How to Start a Business at Any Age
Encore Boston, 4Q Catalyst, Get Fit Made Easy
"The world needs you. You have time to make a difference, and you have the experience, resilience, and drive to make it. " We invite you to learn from Rick Terrien, an award-winning entrepreneur and author of “Ageless Startup: How to Start a Business at Any Age”. Join us for a fabulous Fireside Chat to discuss Rick’s ‘field guide’ that helps you bridge from employee to entrepreneur, or from empty-nester to business-owner.
With host Danielle D. Duplin (AGENCY)
AGENCY Founders Over 55+ Club:
The Crucial Role of Mentors to Grow Your Encore Startup
Encore Boston, SCORE, MIT Enterprise Forum, EforAll
How to find and build valuable relationships with expert mentors who can help you overcome business roadblocks and grow as a leader.
Presented by Katja Wald (MIT Enterprise Forum), Bill Hulsey & Ramesh Advani (SCORE), Kevin Moforte Madsen (EforAll), Paul D. Michaels (GetFitMadeEasy), with host Danielle D. Duplin (AGENCY)
Venture Cafe Miami
Cafe Conversations - Aging with Choice
Procter & Gamble
The global pandemic is a clarion call to entrepreneurs and innovators across all sectors to help millions of consumers worldwide age with choice, dignity, and joy. Add your voice to the community conversation on innovating for self-care.
Presented by Chetan Parekh, Innovation Portfolio Leader, P&G Ventures; Danielle D. Duplin, AGENCY, with host Leigh-Ann Buchanan, Executive Director Venture Cafe Miami
Global Call for Startups: Apply to Collaborate
What does it take to scale innovation for older adults to thrive at home?
Your game-changing startup for ADLs meets a multinational, multi-billion dollar, multi-faceted consumer goods corporation with brands that have been trusted by people for over 180 years . . .
AGENCY is collaborating with Procter & Gamble Ventures to scale ideas that help people age with choice and dignity.
The biggest threat to thriving at home as we age is the ability to maintain self-care for our Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) . . .
Do you have a solution to:
Improve Personal Hygiene
Manage Continence (and UTI)
Detect and Encourage Hydration
Maintain Skin Health
Strengthen Mobility and Prevent Falls
Does your solution:
Solve a hard problem in a dignified way
Address the needs of both the older adult and those who care for them
Involve a fast-moving consumable product that is used frequently with noticeable superiority,
Have early proof that people want to try it, like it, and want to use it again.
Are you looking for a recognized brand leader and channel partner who can help you:
Adapt and refine your innovation for a meaningful number of older consumers
Develop a brand strategy that resonates
Overcome manufacturing, supply chain, regulatory, and marketing hurdles
Access global markets ?