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2022 Start-up Pitch Competition

On Thursday, April 28th the Revolutionize Start-up Pitch Competition returns to Boston.

Attendance at the Welcome Reception & Pitch Event on Thursday night are included for registered Revolutionize 2022 attendees.

We welcome applications from early stage startups that have the potential to dramatically improve the way that older adults live their lives and remain vibrant and vital as they age. The products we're looking for shouldn't be in mass distribution in the market, but you should have some proof of product-market fit.
  • Application Deadline: April 7th, 2022 at Noon ET
  • Challenge Event Date: April 28, 2022 at 6:00 pm ET (in person) at the Revolutionize 2022 Conference


2022 Start-up Pitch Competition

2022 Startup Pitch Event Judges
(List to be updated regularly)


Abby Miller Levy, Managing Partner & Co-Founder Primetime Partners

Abby has spent her career helping businesses and consumer brands grow as an operator, entrepreneur and advisor, most notably in the wellness sector. Prior to Primetime Partners, Abby was an executive at SoulCycle, where she oversaw business development and revenue growth outside the consumer studio business, with an emphasis on building new digital products as the Senior Vice President of Strategy & Growth. Abby has also been a Founder herself, teaming with Arianna Huffington to launch Thrive Global, a behavior change technology company focused on employee productivity and wellness. Abby served as President of Thrive Global and remains on the Thrive Board. Abby began her career at McKinsey & Company then led product development at OXO International. She is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School.

Janet Darien

Janet DeFrino, Partner, 1843 Capital

Janet has over 30 years’ experience investing in both public and private companies and assists early-stage companies with their strategic finance function and fundraising. Janet joined the 1843 Capital team in late 2019 as a Venture Partner and is a Partner in Fund II. She has served on the Board of Directors of, an augmented-reality platform from 2020-21, and Shindigz, a privately held ecommerce company from 2014- 2021. Janet received her B.A. in economics Phi Beta Kappa from DePauw University and her Master of Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Kathryn Taylor Reddy

Kathryn Taylor Reddy, Vice President, .406 Ventures

Kathryn focuses on the digital health sector/early-stage companies that offer systems, technologies, and services that support and improve clinical delivery. Prior to joining .406, Kathryn was a Vice President at BPEA, where she executed direct investments for BPEA’s Strategic Healthcare fund, a $352M fund that invests in healthcare companies on behalf of Taft-Hartley plans and other institutional investors. Prior to BPEA, she invested in healthcare technology and life sciences startups at Excel Venture Management. She also previously worked as a project manager in corporate strategy at the Advisory Board and as an advisor to the Chief Medical Officer at Boston Medical Center’s HealthNet plan. Kathryn started her career in consulting at Putnam Associates, and received a BA from Tufts University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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