Apply to the AgeTech Open Mic Challenge

Pitch your product or service for the opportunity to join an upcoming AARP Innovation Labs’ accelerator cohort.

What to expect


Complete your application

Provide details about your solution and how it empowers people to choose how they live as they age.


Application review by selection committee

A selection committee will review the applications and invite the top startups to join us for the pitch session.


Virtual challlenge

You’ll have up to 3 minutes to pitch your startup in front of a live panel of industry experts, followed by 5 minutes Q&A.

Next Open Mic Callenge

Thursday, October 27th @ 4pm (Eastern)

Application Deadline

Friday, September 30th @ 11:59pm (EST)




Startups invited to an AgeTech Open Mic Challenge 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.


  • Must be a startup solving a problem in the AgeTech space, such as financial resiliency, healthcare, accessibility, caregiving and other areas in the longevity space
  • Less than $1 million in annual revenue
  • Received less than $15 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