What is the SilverFinder Program?
Europe is aging, with an estimated one-third of Europeans will be over the age of 65 by the end of 2060. This brings major health and demographic challenges, but also important opportunities for what we term, the Silver Economy.
The SilverFinder innovation program is an intensive six-week program dedicated to cultivating and finding Estonian ideas, startups, and industry partners actively working to solve the greatest challenges in the Silver Economy related to:
Access to service providers
Assistive technology (to provide independence)
Monitoring the health of elderly people through smart devices
Online trainings (and keeping active with online trainings)
Real-time status monitoring (home-based solutions, wearables, etc.)
How do participants benefit?
Participants will receive insightful and innovative training and mentoring sessions on a range of topics pertaining to entrepreneurship and the Silver Economy. At the end of the innovation program, two participant teams will have the opportunity to pitch their Minimum Valuable Product (MVP) for a chance to win:
- 1,500 euros of equity free funding
- Access to the OSIRIS international accelerator program
- Access to Silver Economy stakeholders, existing partners and further investment
- Access to SilverHub.EU platform, an international Platform as a Service for the SilverEconomy (great for scaling to other markets and Estonia)