A virtual community seeking tools for better aging
Tech-enhanced Life, PBC is a Public Benefit Corporation, incorporated in Delaware, USA. This relatively new class of corporation combines the features of a mission-driven, non-profit organization with the focus and innovative spirit that comes from being a for-profit business. As a PBC we are allowed to have a dual purpose: making our shareholders happy, while also focusing on our mission.
The specific public benefit purpose of the corporation is to improve the quality of life of the aging and their families. This formal mission is codified in our Certificate of Incorporation.
As a first step in accomplishing this mission we are building a virtual, collaborative community (the Longevity Explorers) to identify, trial, review, and evaluate better solutions to overcoming the challenges that come with growing older. The first outputs from our community are the set of decision-support tools and insights you see today on this website.
The nucleus of our community is a group of technology entrepreneurs, executives from the healthcare and aging services industries, clinicians and caregivers, and a growing number of discussion circles of older adults. We are based in Silicon Valley, but aspire to become a global community that can make a real impact on the quality of life of aging people around the world.
We believe in the power of market-driven capitalism as a force for change, which is why we are a PBC rather than a conventional non-profit organization. While the exact "path to revenue" is not yet certain, we expect to share the economic benefits of this adventure with you, the members of our collaborative community.