CareCrew, a seniors home care app, honoured with the Social Impact Award at the 7th Annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize Competition
February 21, 2018 (SURREY, BC) – CareCrew was awarded the Social Impact Award of the Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize Competition sponsored by RADIUS SFU on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
The Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize Competition organized by the Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection program at Simon Fraser University, is in its seventh year of celebrating entrepreneurial excellence at the university. Following on preliminary rounds, entrepreneurs from the Simon Fraser University community pitched their start-up ventures in a final dragon’s den-style event in hopes of winning the Top Venture Prize award or one of several other category and attribute prizes including the Social Impact Award.
‘"The winner is a venture that aims to solve one of health care's biggest challenges, how to care and support for the aging population” says Simon Fraser University VP Research Joy Johnson.
CareCrew is an app developed for families to help care and support seniors living at home. The app coordinates and communicates the plan of care, personalized to the senior’s needs and preferences. “We know that most older adults prefer to age at home instead of an institutionalized environment if possible but this can put a lot of pressure on the adult children. Our goal, our mission, to help relieve some of this pressure by giving families a tool that helps them manage the care” says Christina Chiu, Founder and CEO of CareCrew and SFU Faculty of Health Sciences Alumni.
About Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize Competition
The Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize competition recognizes entrepreneurial excellence at Simon Fraser University. Judged by a panel of external industry experts, winning Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize teams are selected based upon the quality of their business concept, current progress and future plans, as well as presentation skills. Business ventures of any level, from idea to operating companies, involving students from undergraduate, graduate and professional programs (e.g MBA), staff, faculty, and alumni are invited to compete.