Apply for Connect & Thrive Pitch Competition

How might we unleash disruptive tech solutions that bridge opportunities for learning, entertainment, and connection to foster inclusive communities where everyone thrives?

Pitch date

March 9, 2022

Application deadline

February 7, 2022 @ 11:59pm (EST)
Applications are now closed.


Miami, FL

Benefits and prizes

The winner of the AARP Innovation Labs and Venture Miami (City of Miami) pitch competition will receive the following:

  • The judges’ winner will receive $20,000
  • The peoples’ choice winner will receive $5,000
  • Recognition and interview opportunities through Venture Miami
  • Startups invited to pitch may be offered a spot in an upcoming AARP Innovation Labs’ accelerator cohort, where they can expect hands-on mentorship by a team with years of experience building and creating solutions for the 50+ audience.


  • USA based early stage startup

  • Less than $10 million in annual revenue

  • Received less than $25 million in investments

  • Demonstrate that your product empowers people to choose to live as they age

  • Articulate how AARP can help propel your business and improve the quality of life of those around us

  • Finalist must be available in person on March 9th in Miami.  All selected finalist will be responsible for their own travel and lodging

  • Please see official rules for more information

Interested in attending the event in Miami, Florida on March 9th?