Silver Economy Summitadmin February 4, 2017
The growing number of seniors require major changes in health, housing, home care and other areas and can be a major drain on the economy of Nova Scotia. But they also represent a great opportunity for startups and entrepreneurship. Dealing with the issues and problems of seniors requires new products and new applications. These opportunities can result in great businesses that have world wide application. Entrepreneurs simply need to think outside the box and create new products and services! “Seniorpreneurs” have decades of business experience, existing networks, greater financial flexibility and different motivation from young entrepreneurs. This results in huge opportunities to build and grow new businesses around seniors as well as to utilize seniors as mentors, advisors and co-founders. Share existing ideas. Identify new opportunities and learn the state of the Silver Economy. A great opportunity to create and learn.
REGISTER NOW for the Silver Economy Summit, March 8 and 9, 2016 – Pictou County Wellness Centre .Act now and take advantage of the Early Bird Rate until Feb. 17th! Check out the lineup of local and international speakers http://www.silvereconomysummit.ca/schedule-at-a-glance
Keynote Gerry Pond, Chairman and Co-founder of Mariner Partners Inc. will kick off the Summit
Gerry Pond has over 45 years of in-depth experience in the ICT industry. Pond is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Mariner Partners Inc., and has co-founded a number of successful ICT start-ups, including iMagicTV, Q1 Labs, Brovada Technologies, Radian6, Shift Energy and Cirrus9. He is also the Co-Founder of Propel ICT, the Co-Founder of the Pond-Deshpande Centre at the University of New Brunswick, and the Co-Founder of East Valley Ventures. He is a Director of Upside Foundation, NB Business Council and MITACS. Among many awards and achievements, including the Queen’s Golden Jubliee Medal and the Order of New Brunswick, Gerry was recently awarded the first-ever Business Development Bank of Canada Entrepreneurship Champion. July 2015 and the Startup Canada Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ayelet Baron, Futurist and Keynote Speaker will start off the second day . Baron is a sought after futurist, author and speaker. She is passionate about showing a new path for business in the 21st century and her interactive keynotes engage you in a conversation around this question: are you a 21st century leader? Are you ready for the shifts that are coming in our lives and our work? In her new book, Our Journey to Business Common Sense (to be released in 2016), she shares relevant insights, ancient wisdom and real life stories from 21st century leaders who want to create a new path for business as a force of social good in the world. Ayelet had a successful career at Cisco working as a global executive in roles that took her from Africa to Latin America and Asia. She is the former Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Cisco Canada and was an Innovator in Residence at Roche/Genentech where she introduced new ways of working.