About Us

Today’s older adults are more active than their predecessors and they have very different interests and motivations. Consequently, baby boomers and older adults are demanding products and services from an economy that is not prepared to meet their needs. This presents a tremendous window of opportunity for unprecedented profits and growth, even in a challenging economic climate. With the right business plan, direction and commitment to succeed, entrepreneurs are poised to help increase the quality of life for many while creating a successful business in the process.

Since 2004, Mary Furlong & Associates has produced the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit and Business Plan Competition and each year has been more successful than the one before. This year, to coordinate with the IAGG event in San Francisco, we bring the Boomer Venture Summit to The Claremont Club and Spa in the hills of Berkeley, California.

The event brings together entrepreneurs, leaders in the field of aging and the venture community to create a unique forum to explore, share and design products and services that will dominate the baby boomer market in coming years. In addition, this program is designed to teach entrepreneurs how to think through a business.

Mary Furlong & Associates, Executive Producer

Mary Furlong & Associates works with companies seeking to capitalize on new business and investment opportunities in the boomer market. MFA provides business development, financing strategy and integrated marketing solutions to entrepreneurs, corporations and non-profit organizations serving the 50 market. Visit www.maryfurlong.com for more information.

Lori Bitter, The Business of Aging, Managing Producer

The Business of Aging provides strategic marketing consulting and research services to companies investing in the longevity market. The team helps organizations advance their goals by adding new thinking, insights and longitudinal knowledge of the mature consumer product and service ecosystem. Visit www.thebusinessofaging.com for more information. 

Michael Skaff, Jewish Senior Living Group, Co-Producer

Michael Skaff is the Chief Information Officer for the Jewish Senior Living Group in San Francisco. Previously, Skaff was the Chief Operating Officer for the Masons of California, where he led the Technology, Communications and Member Services teams for this venerable healthcare and membership org. See more about Jewish Senior Living Group here.

Susan Davis, SDI, Co-Producer

Susan Ann Davis is Chairman of Susan Davis International, headquartered in Washington, D.C.  Recognized for her expertise in strategic positioning, reputation management, nation branding, government relations and crisis communications, she regularly provides counsel to government and business leaders throughout the world. Learn more about Susan Davis International here.