Second Annual LTC LINK Tank Competition to be Held July 22 in Chicago Co-Hosted by LTC LINK Conference and InnovateLTC

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 16, 2013

The field of finalists has been narrowed to six for this years LTC LINK Tank competition, an annual event that aims to identify cutting-edge startups in the aging-care space and help those companies get their innovations to market.

Following its 2012 launch, the LTC LINK Tank continues to gain momentum as a forum for startups focused on long-term care and senior care to introduce their products to top Venture Capitalists, corporate VCs, and healthcare buyers and suppliers.

The competition aims to solve challenges for providers who serve the fast-growing aging population residing in nursing homes and other communal-living environments.

A panel of judges, comprised of provider organizations, technology experts, VCs and angel investors, will listen to presentations from the six finalists, culled from over 60 submissions. The winner will receive a $ 10,000 startup investment and consulting services from InnovateLTC, a business accelerator and market development company focused on the 50+ market.

LTC LINK Tank is co-hosted by InnovateLTC and the LTC LINK Conference (July 22 24, Chicago, IL). Interested journalists are encouraged to attend the competition on Monday, July 22, from 12:30 1:45 p.m., and are invited to continue their conversations with providers and emerging companies at a break immediately following the competition.

To register in advance for LTC LINK Tank please visit click “Register” and select Venture Capitalist- Half Day under the registration options.

The six finalists for this years LTC LINK Tank are as follows:

Social Code: provides patient engagement and behavior change through social connectivity, remote monitoring, mobile intervention and data analytics.

Liberate Medical, LLC: a medical device company utilizing a platform technology based on surface electrical stimulation to the abdominal muscles in synchrony with a patients voluntary breathing cycle.

WalkJoy Inc.: WalkJoy and Walking Health – offerings represent landmark development in restoration of gait and balance-as well as providing important walking diagnostics for all residents and patients.

ReMinD Technologies LLC: MindRx – an intelligent phone case/software application system that carries and dispenses medication while recording and tracking medication data to prompt self-motivated adherence, becoming a permanent medication companion system to residents and patients and an indispensable tracking tool for caregivers and physicians.

CoPatient: technology-enabled services companies focused on helping consumers manage the finances behind their healthcare. CoPatient audits and appeals medical bills on behalf of individuals and employers on a contingency basis.

BAM Labs: Smart Bed Technology for Every Care Setting – a leader in smart bed innovation has developed an FDA registered touch-free biometric sensor mat placed under any mattress, combined with HIPAA-compliant cloud computing, that turns any bed into a smart bed.

The judges panel for the 2013 LINKTank competition includes: John Reinhart, CEO, InnovateLTC; Jeff Makowka, Senior VP AARP Thought Leadership; Scott Collins, CEO, Link~age Ventures; Rick Barker, Vice President for Information Technology, Silverado Senior Living; Louis Burns, CEO, GE/Intel CareInnovations (moderator).

The 2013 LTC LINK Tank competition was open to individuals, researchers, teams and entrepreneurs that have a product in development that will dramatically improve how LTC and Senior Living providers deliver higher quality care, wellness, life enhancement, and socialization based on emerging technology.

LTC LINKTank is part of Lincoln Healthcare Events LTC LINK 2013 (LTC and Senior Living Conference) being held at the Sheraton Chicago, Monday July 22 through Wednesday July 24, 2012. For more information please visit

For more information about the LTC LINKTank competition, please visit or contact Alicia Heazlitt at (502) 569-0301.

About Lincoln Healthcare Events

Founded in 1998, Lincoln Healthcare Events (LHE) has created a successful formula for bringing together senior level executives. Our conferences provide a private environment where business leaders can meet to discuss current trends, challenges and opportunities facing their industry. Lincolns Strategy and Leadership conferences include LTC 100, Senior Living 100, Community Hospital 100, Home Care 100, in addition to the LTC LINK and Home Care & Hospice LINK conferences. To learn more please visit

About Innovate LTC

The International Center for Long Term Care Innovation (InnovateLTC) is a business accelerator that works with entrepreneurs, researchers and corporations to develop, package and distribute innovative solutions to the global aging population. With a goal to improve the quality of life and quality of care of the global aging population by accelerating innovation, we utilize a unique platform of research, validate and deliver. This provides a pathway and development plan to engage the care continuum, with testing, consumer feedback through market access.

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