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Our Work

Inspiring and enabling innovation by and for older adults

Silver Moonshots aims to create an environment, which concentrates wholly on the 50+ population and its needs. Our focus is on five key areas:

Research

 

We believe that we need to accumulate good data, conduct intelligent research and turn this into insightful information upon which we can build interesting and/or compelling future solutions.

 

Activities: We conduct both general research about the older adult community and specific customized information either in particular categories (such as Consumer, Mobility, Social or Healthcare needs) or according to specific needs from a client or startup enterprise. This may be about a demographic category (Hispanic females aged 70-80 for example) and/or about a series of psychographic categories (Single men who regularly attend senior centers for example).

Education

 

We believe that we need to accumulate good data, conduct intelligent research and turn this into insightful information upon which we can build interesting and/or compelling future solutions.

 

Activities: We conduct both general research about the older adult community and specific customized information either in particular categories (such as Consumer, Mobility, Social or Healthcare needs) or according to specific needs from a client or startup enterprise. This may be about a demographic category (Hispanic females aged 70-80 for example) and/or about a series of psychographic categories (Single men who regularly attend senior centers for example).

Publishing

 

We write articles, white papers and reports on the 50+ sector, focused wholly on its unmet needs and opportunities for innovation and technology to make life better.

 

Activities: As issues, challenges, opportunities, pains and gains in the 50+ adult community are uncovered our regular publishing aims are to promote the unmet needs as widely as possible to ideators and entrepreneurs and other organizations that can work in partnership to start to come up with new thinking and possible solutions. In addition, publications help to stimulate further debate and discussion and perhaps lead to more funding and resources to tackle identified issues.

Entrepreneurship

 

Based in Coachella valley, we provide both a physical and virtual environment for ideators and entrepreneurs to learn, co-work, collaborate and grow with highly focused mentoring.

 

Activities: We provide both co-working and incubation space at our Coachella Valley physical location as well as the technology to allow for virtual participation of start up and early stage companies looking to target problems and opportunities in the 50+ adult space. We provide many support services to these startups as well as focused and experienced weekly mentoring. We also run a global startup search for aging focused startups and innovators every year.

 

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Silver Moonshots gives ideators and entrepreneurs all over the US and the world a virtual collaborative climate in which to focus their efforts, understand the particular older adult population at which they could or should be aiming and the careful mentoring needed to succeed. Please email us at SilverMoonshots@gmail.com or call 310 430 8782 for more information.

Access to Capital

 

Access to capital is a challenge for everyone trying to take a new path or approach or launch a startup and we aim to connect entrepreneurs with funding sources.

 

Activities: Silver Moonshots staff already have good connections with high net worth individuals, angel groups, venture capital firms, funds and other resources that are already interested in the 50+ space and are willing to make seed and later stage investments. We help worthy startups to connect with these investors to both discuss their potential solutions (and gain valuable feedback) as well as get the best possible chance of gaining funding.

Within these areas there are a number of older adult sub groups that will be the focus of our attention including:

  • Military Veterans
  • Hispanic individuals
  • LGBTQ individuals

  • Native American tribal groups
  • Disabled people
  • People with mental health issues

All of these issues exist in the Coachella Valley and interventions and the learning from proposed solutions (successful or otherwise) can readily be extrapolated to wider communities such as an entire State, the US as a whole, other countries or even the world.

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Silver Moonshots is research based and seeks to surface major Moonshot challenges in the older adult population and then encourage startups and other organizations to commit time and money to come up with solutions that can really scale.

 

Our efforts are therefore on creating solid base data and then a supportive environment to encourage people’s efforts. This supportive climate will consist mainly of mentoring and coaching-both in person and virtually using advanced communication technology.

 

Our efforts are to focus on a range of unmet needs, challenges and opportunities that the 50+ adult space offers in 4 major areas: