Millions of individuals in the second half of life are pursuing “encore” work to make a difference in and beyond their communities.


Yet far too many lack a clear place to land. They’re “all dressed up with nowhere to go.” Clearly, new models are needed – both internal innovations, to leverage encore talent within organizations, and external innovations, to increase the engagement of encore talent for the greater good.

 

The Encore Fast Pitch showcases organizations that are closing the gap between the desire to pursue an encore and the available opportunities to do so. This year’s competition, held on February 11 in San Francisco during the Encore2016 conference, included two $5,000 prizes, awarded by a panel of expert judges, and via audience vote.

 

 

MEET THE 2016 ENCORE FAST PITCH
WINNERS AND FINALISTS

WINNER OF THE $5,000 JUDGES AWARD

AshaChandra

Asha Chandra  | @Fremont_CA
Program Manager, City of Fremont Human Services
The Community Ambassador Program for Seniors (CAPS) creates an aging-friendly community by providing culturally sensitive services for older adults, by older adults in one of the most diverse cities in the country.

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WINNER OF THE $5,000 AUDIENCE AWARD

LauraTraynor

Laura Traynor  | @Re_Serve
Director, ReServe
ReServe’s Dementia Care Coaching (DCC) program leverages the experience of professionals 55+ to support and empower people with dementia struggling to continue to live at home.

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FAST PITCH FINALIST

RyanFrederick

Ryan Frederick | @SmartLiving360
CEO and Founder, Smart Living 360
Smart Living 360 is creating a new blueprint for multigenerational residential living that replaces institutional isolation of older adults with community connection and greater purpose.

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FAST PITCH FINALIST

EdgarSalazar

Edgar Salazar  | @Bridge4Billions
CTO and Co-Founder, Bridge for Billions
Bridge for Billions is a global collaborative tool that connects current and retired corporate employees as mentors to college-age entrepreneurs in developing countries.

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FAST PITCH FINALIST

JillVialet

Jill Vialet  | @jillvialet
Founder, Substantial
Substantial is dedicated to redesigning the recruitment, training and support of substitute teachers – including strategic engagement of encore talent – to maximize teaching and learning.

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