In early March 2023, SilVR Adventures was announced as one of the 11 participants chosen for the Amazon Web Services Healthcare Accelerator Program.
Leaders from AWS and program collaborators selected the start-ups based on several factors, including the innovative nature of the proposed solution, product-market fit for Australia and New Zealand, team experience, and ability to address unmet needs in aged care.
AWS recognises the challenges faced in the aged care sector due largely to the ever-increasing over 65’s population. Issues such as limited funding, low uptake of new technologies, workforce requirements, quality of care, and the ability to support patients and the elderly in their homes have driven the AWS to offer a program which will help these high-potential start-ups scale their solutions to address the increasing healthcare challenges of an ageing population.
We are beyond excited to take full advantage of this opportunity, and to share the honour with 10 remarkable start-ups. Colin Pudsey could not be happier at the news, saying;
“..it's a privilege to be in a cohort with such inspiring, creative and passionate people that are all working hard each day to improve the lives of older adults and the those that work within the aged care sector..”
The Accelerator program culminates in an innovation showcase event on April 27, 2023, where the start-ups will demonstrate their technology for industry experts and investors to help them secure additional funding and customers.