Amanda Cavaleri is a mission-driven entrepreneur on a mission to connect old and young. Cavaleri believes older generations are the greatest untapped resource, whose life experience has immense potential to add value to younger generations.
Cavaleri has a broad range of experience at the intersection of global shifting demographics and emerging markets/technology. Cavaleri thrives when finding opportunities in fast-paced, challenging environments. For the past decade, she has worked on consumer-facing technology products ranging from machine learning and VOIP startups to smart home and new media (AR/VR) products. She serves as an advisor to tech companies and investors interested in targeting new B2C and B2B GTM & sales opportunities.
Cavaleri is passionate about connecting the 50+/Longevity marketplace (this cohort controls most of the US GDP) to useful products and services, and connecting those services to this growing market segment. She was recognized as a Top 50 Influencer in Aging by PBS and Enterprise Strategy and Innovation Fellow with AARP where she worked to solve the skills and culture gap within a multigenerational workforce.
She has consulted with consumer electronics companies, real estate developers, startups, and family offices. She has also been involved in academic development as a Thought Leader and Advisor with Carnegie Mellon University and UPMC's Quality of Life Technology Center and Innovation and Business Partner with University of Denver's Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging. Cavaleri's work has been featured on national and local news, keynote speaking engagements, and podcasts, including interviews on the Top of the Block podcast, speaking on the TEDx stage, a lifestyle feature in The Denver Post, and a segment about her startup on PBS NewsHour.
Cavaleri is a fifth generation Coloradan living a digital nomad lifestyle. Her passion to bridge the generational divide was inspired by "Gramps": a sailor, pilot, and entrepreneur. As he grew older, Gramps' adventurous spirit and knack for enriching the lives of those around him came in the form of storytelling.
Cavaleri has independently launched a number of startups in aging services and gerontechnology. She's realized that young people who have the opportunity to learn from older generations have a greater sense of self and purpose. Her passion project, Connect The Ages, aims to create an America that values and enables opportunities for old and young.
Cavaleri's passion to bridge the generational divide is inextricably tied with a passion to bridge the digital divide. This is expressed through her work connecting students to older generations as well as her advisory services to build the best-in-class gerontechnology offerings. She's a successfully self-taught VR filmmaker, and a design expert in IoT and wearable biotechnology, and has contributed to the design of caregiving applications available on Amazon's Alexa.