Keith Camhi – Techstars Future of Longevity Accelerator – Innovative Solutions for Older Adults
The Unmet Needs of Older Adults and Their Caregivers – Keith Camhi, Director of Techstars Future of Longevity Accelerator – A Partnership with Melinda Gates Pivotal Ventures
Keith Camhi is Managing Director, Techstars Future of Longevity Accelerator (https://www.techstars.com/accelerators/longevity), a program, run in partnership with Pivotal Ventures (https://www.pivotalventures.org/), an investment and incubation company created by Melinda French Gates, focusing on innovative solutions to address the unmet needs of older adults and their caregivers. The core themes of the longevity accelerator program include: Caregiver support, Care coordination, Aging in place, Financial wellness and resilience, Preventive health (both physical and cognitive), and social engagement.
Keith had previously been the SVP for Accelerators at Techstars. He was motivated to take on the MD position for the longevity program because he built a venture-backed company that served older adults. Keith also experienced first-hand the gaps in America’s caregiving infrastructure and wanted to support entrepreneurs building solutions for this significant market opportunity.
Techstars, a global business of investment, provides early-stage entrepreneurs with access to capital and mentorship. It also offers a worldwide network, customized programming, and a worldwide networking. The company was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 2006. By May 2022, it had accepted 2,900 companies in its accelerator programs. The combined market cap of these companies was US$71 billion.
Keith was the founder and leader of two technology companies in the fitness and health industry before joining Techstars. One company reached #20 on Deloitte Fast 500 and the other made Entrepreneur’s franchise 500 three times. He has raised more than $50 million in venture capital, is a patent holder for sensor and machine-vision technology, and has mentored promising startups.
Keith has a BSc in Computer Science and is a Leaders for Global Operations fellow at MIT. He also holds an MBA and a MSc in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.