AARP Innovation Labs
Cultivate Pitch
11:59pm EST Friday - April 9th
Pitch your idea and win a competitive AARP fellowship spot.
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3pm EST April 21st
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The Challenge

Tackling the racial wealth gap through business.

How does your business address social factors that reduce wealth and income gap disparities and increase financial resilience across generations?

Here are just a few examples of the sectors that can present. Feel free to tackle this problem from any sector, industry, or direction you feel is relevant.

The Reward

An opportunity to become an AARP fellow and receive up to $25,000 in support.

Tailored support to take your business to the next level.

AARP Innovation Labs will work with the winners of the pitch competition and provide them with a wide range of support to elevate their businesses.

Mentorship & Coaching

Hands on short & long term enablement from experts with insights and access you need to make amazing things happen.

Tools & Resources

Helpful assets and services that reduce costs and produce the best outcomes.

The Schedule

Run of Show

3:15 PM - EST
Bridging the Wealth Gap
Entrepreneurs and investors talk about how their entities tackle the wealth gap
4:00 PM - EST
Pitch Competition
Join us as amazing founders come together and present their unique approaches to tackling the Racial Wealth Gap.
5:15 PM - EST
Judges Deliberate
A quick break where the judges review the pitches and make a decision as to which founder(s) will win the fellowship.
5:30 PM - EST
Winners Announced
Fellowship winners announced, followed by come closing remarks.

Pitch Participant Eligibility Requirements

Developing a solution targeting Income Inequality
Majority BIPOC or LGBTQIA+ ownership
Independently owned and operated
Based in the U.S.