Digital storytelling platform and Chattanooga startup Pass It Down is one of six companies that will pitch in Aging 2.0's 2016 Global Startup Search, which is a competition for aging-focused startups.
"If we win the pitch event, we have the opportunity to potentially attend the final showcase in San Francisco in October," entrepreneur and Pass It Down founder Chris Cummings said via email.
Cummings created Pass It Down to make it easy to document anecdotes and memories through video, audio, photos and text. It's a high-tech, user-friendly oral history platform aimed at helping chronicle memories and facts that would otherwise be lost. Click here for more in-depth background about the startup.
"We feel this is a great opportunity for Pass It Down to develop relationships in the senior care industry, secure pilots and partnerships, and to hopefully win $2,500," Cummings also said.
Cummings will pitch in Austin, Texas, later this month for a chance to advance in the competition.
Aging 2.0 is a global organization that aims to accelerate innovation that improves the lives of older adults around the world, Cummings said.
It's a sister organization of Generator Ventures, which provides capital and access to leading long-term care organizations and distribution channels, he also said.