In this week’s Friday Nooner, K4Connect Co-Founder & CEO Scott Moody dropped in to chat with Pete, Joe and Triangle entrepreneur (among other things) Sarah Glova. Launched in 2013, Morrisville-based K4Connect is a mission-driven health tech startup that creates solutions to serve and empower older adults. Its products are currently being used by thousands of senior living residents and staff in hundreds of independent living, assisted living and memory care communities across the nation.
Before K4Connect, Scott co-founded AuthenTec, the only public company Apple has ever acquired. AuthenTec was a leading provider of fingerprint sensors and security solutions. It served as the foundation for the iPhone’s Touch ID.
Here are the highlights:
- A lot happened during the first 15 minutes of this episode. Pete, Joe and Sarah talked about the latest news on the Elon Musk and Twitter deal, monkeypox, and Pete’s previous career as a TV writer.
- The trio talked briefly about our upcoming tech conference, Grep-a-palooza, on June 9. The Early-Bird prices end today, May 20, at midnight—get your tickets here. Speaking of Grep-a-palooza, we are also accepting applications for startups to compete in GrepTank (our version of Shark Tank) at the event. You can apply here.
- K4 Connect has partnerships with the people, communities and organizations that serve older adults and individuals living with disabilities. Scott said there are many technologies that aim to improve the lives of older adults, but there are a lot of moving parts. They put all these parts together through what is called FusionOS, the first and only operating system in senior living. It brings a community’s technology products and services altogether into one single system.
- Scott also shared the story behind the “K4” in the company name. It’s a reference to the four women in his life—his wife and three daughters—whose all names start with the letter K.
Thanks to the sponsor for this quarter, which is our upcoming GrepBeat tech conference Grep-a-palooza. The one-day event will be held on June 9 at the Durham Convention Center. Get your tickets here—and remember that the prices go up tomorrow, so don’t delay!
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