London Business School’s Business Incubator supports a selected number of graduating students and recent graduates who have set up, or are in the process of setting up a business.
One of these incubator businesses, HomeTouch, started by Jamie Wilson MBA2011 and Daniel Mueller MBA1996, has recently received a prestigious Best Company award at Europe's premier Aging/Assisted Living event in Bilbao. HomeTouch is building a platform to help families support their ageing loved ones.
Piloting in September 2012, the HomeTouch solution is a tablet-enabled software service geared to make practical and simple improvements to family life. This includes improvements in communication, alleviation of boredom for isolated older people, and helping with the emerging health problems of old age, including memory decline.
HomeTouch will help tackle an urgent problem; 20% of UK employees currently have eldercare responsibilities resulting in 1 billion hours lost productivity a year.
Congratulations to Jamie and Daniel on winning the award!