Partnership seeks new ideas to cope with aging

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By Jackie Crosbie, Star Tribune

“With the worldwide “age wave” gaining steam, two Twin Cities organizations are on the hunt for a handful of breakthrough business ideas they can quickly bring to market.

Ecumen, a Shoreview-based operator of senior housing communities, is teaming up with innovation advocacy group Mojo Minnesota to launch a contest this week to attract entrepreneurs with technology-based products or services that could help families cope with such issues as long-distance caregiving and memory loss.

There’s no money at stake. What the two groups offer is a living lab to test concepts plus access to a wealth of business and financing acumen to get ideas off the shelf and into consumers’ hands.”

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