AGENCY

fosters innovation

for living longer & aging better

WHO WE ARE

AGENCY is a collective of industry leaders, innovation catalysts, and company founders focused on the world's aging populations.  AGENCY offers ecosystem-as-a-service with premium coworking space, strategic events, and concierge connections.  Our innovation community gives oxygen to ideas and fuels company growth.  We look for members and collaborators who:

  • advance the science of longevity,

  • design for joy not stigma, and solve for possibilities not just problems,

  • blend high-touch solutions with high-tech that can scale,

  • promote age-friendly communities and business practices, and

  • make the aging journey better for all.

 
AGENCY headquarters, coworking space, and events operate at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in Kendall Sq. in Cambridge, MA, "the most innovative square mile on the planet", and at CIC Boston, MA.  AGENCY plans to expand to CIC's nationally in Providence, RI; Philidelphia, PA; St. Louis, MO; Miami, FL; and worldwide in Tokyo, Japan; Warsaw, Poland; and Rotterdam, Netherlands.  CIC's nonprofit organization, Venture Cafe, produces programming for entrepreneurs and the now-iconic "Thursday Gatherings"  that attract tens of thousands of innovators and community members.  CIC and Venture Cafe's global footprint and trusted connections with thousands of cross-sector startups, corporates, and advocates, means that AGENCY members can readily share age-friendly practices across cultures and expand in new markets.

Entrepreneurs love to tackle hard problems 
with the upside potential to change the world. 
This is it.
WHAT WE DO

AGENCY spawned from a hackathon produced by Captains of Innovation, led by Carrie Earle Allen and Danielle D. Duplin, in partnership with SOMPO Digital Labs, the second-largest insurance provider and senior living operator in Japan.  The ideas that emerged were inspiring on the needs, and the possibilities -- from awareness campaigns on senior loneliness, to high-tech solutions for med management and care coordination, to advanced diagnostics and biotech treatments for chronic illness.  Moreover, the diverse range was a strong signal that entrepreneurs in all sectors are drawn to the dynamic and growing aging market with world-scale potential.   AGENCY launched with a generous grant from Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and the strategic leadership of CIC, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute, and Benchmark Senior Living, along with the inaugural cohort of startups in a sunny coworking space in the newly minted CIC at 245 Main St. in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA.  Together, we are building an agetech cluster that fosters innovation for long healthy lifespans and age-friendly communities. 
 

Meet the Team

Danielle D. Duplin

Cofounder, Global Director

AGENCY

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Ecosystem builder, executive producer, software engineer, and strategic coach.  Helps leaders to inform, inspire, and influence an audience and move ideas to action.

Carrie Earle Allen

Cofounder, Managing Partner

Captains of Innovation

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Corporate innovation consultant.  Helps leaders discover new products, services, technologies, and business models to compete in the global economy.

Lindsay Clark

Director, Operations

Captains of Innovation

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Get it done champion. Analyzes, organizes, and implements projects with enthusiasm, precision and quality.

We're HIRING!!

AGENCY Desk Manager

JOIN US! 

Recruit agetech companies to cowork at CIC, produce events to engage the community, and cultivate partners to collaborate with AGENCY!

Meet the Partner's Council

AGENCY's funders and collaborators who help shape our strategy and strengthen our connections

Tim Rowe

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Founder, CEO 

Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC)

Laurance Stuntz

Director,

Massachusetts eHealth Institute

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Judy Iwanski

Manager, Aging & Caregiving, Massachusetts eHealth Institute

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Tom Grape

Founder, Chairman, CEO

Benchmark Senior Living

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ABOUT US >

AGENCY is a hub for collective impact where innovators improve the aging journey for all.  AGENCY offers ecosystem-as-a-service, premium coworking space at CIC's in 10 cities, and thought leadership programs.  We help corporates to source solutions, innovators to scale products to market, and founders to grow companies that serve the world's aging populations.  Together, we can reduce the stress and enhance the joy of growing older worldwide.

CONTACT US >

helloagency@cic.com

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