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Sponsors

We thank these Spon­sors for sup­port­ing the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit. Orga­ni­za­tions inter­ested in becom­ing Spon­sors can Con­tact Us for details.

Gold Sponsors

baycrestBay­crest, ful­ly affil­i­at­ed with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, is one of the world’s pre­mier aca­d­e­m­ic health sci­ences cen­ters focused on aging. Bay­crest is using the pow­er of inquiry and dis­cov­ery to improve the health of tomorrow’s elder­ly while at the same time care for and enhance the qual­i­ty of life of the elder­ly today. Bay­crest runs a Geri­atric Health Care Sys­tem, a Research Cen­tre for Aging and the Brain, a Cen­tre for Edu­ca­tion on Aging, and recent­ly helped launch spin-off com­pa­ny Cog­nic­i­ti.

Peak, found­ed by a group of indi­vid­u­als from Google, Ama­zon and EA who believe in rein­vent­ing edu­ca­tion through mobile, games and sci­ence. Lead by neu­ro­sci­en­tists and cog­ni­tive learn­ing experts, Peak devel­ops mobile apps that enables users world­wide to improve their cog­ni­tive skills for a health­i­er, sharp­er life.

RosettaStoneRoset­ta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) is ded­i­cat­ed to chang­ing the way the world learns. The com­pa­ny’s inno­v­a­tive tech­nol­o­gy-dri­ven lan­guage, read­ing and brain-fit­ness solu­tions are used by thou­sands of schools, busi­ness­es, gov­ern­ment orga­ni­za­tions and mil­lions of indi­vid­u­als around the world. Found­ed in 1992, Roset­ta Stone pio­neered the use of inter­ac­tive soft­ware to accel­er­ate lan­guage learn­ing. Since 2013, Roset­ta Stone has expand­ed beyond lan­guage and deep­er into edu­ca­tion-tech­nol­o­gy with its acqui­si­tions of Live­mocha, Lex­ia Learn­ing, Viv­i­ty Labs, and Tell Me More.

Silver Sponsors

aboutmybrainThe About my Brain Insti­tute wants to democ­ra­tise lead­er­ship & neu­ro­science by design­ing tools and expe­ri­ences aimed at help­ing indi­vid­u­als, prac­ti­tion­ers and orga­ni­za­tions redis­cov­er their inner core abil­i­ties and con­vert­ing them into the com­pe­ten­cies required to lead in this ever-chang­ing world.

arpfThe Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foun­da­tion (ARPF), estab­lished in 1993, is ded­i­cat­ed to reduc­ing the inci­dence of Alzheimer’s dis­ease by con­duct­ing clin­i­cal research and pro­vid­ing edu­ca­tion­al out­reach. Its mis­sion is to make avail­able infor­ma­tion, from con­ven­tion­al and com­ple­men­tary med­i­cine, that will empow­er peo­ple to build healthy brains.

Arrowsmith ProgramThe Arrow­smith Pro­gram, avail­able in pub­lic and pri­vate schools in the U.S., Cana­da, Aus­tralia and New Zealand is a com­pre­hen­sive suite of cog­ni­tive pro­grams for stu­dents with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties that tar­gets 19 areas of the brain that are most com­mon­ly involved in learn­ing. The pro­gram iden­ti­fies and strength­ens the weak cog­ni­tive areas, and each stu­dent works on cog­ni­tive pro­grams that are indi­vid­u­al­ly designed for his or her areas of learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ty.

Brain­Base­line is the first iPad appli­ca­tion for mea­sur­ing how well your brain works. Devel­oped by Dig­i­tal Arte­facts, a team of high­ly skilled com­put­er sci­en­tists, artists, and engi­neers, it helps users world­wide under­stand how demo­graph­ic fac­tors and leisure activ­i­ties impact over­all brain health. The app, which includes dozens of tests, can be down­loaded free on the iTunes store.

HeartMathCompanyLogo5.75RGBHeart­Math has a mis­sion to help peo­ple bring their phys­i­cal, men­tal and emo­tion­al sys­tems into bal­anced align­ment with their heart’s intu­itive guid­ance. Help­ing you become “who you tru­ly are.” The Heart­Math Sys­tem offers both tech­nol­o­gy and train­ing options to help you har­ness the pow­er of your heart rhythms to man­age your emo­tions.

Sleep Genius LogoSleep Genius offers mobile apps and wear­ables that use spe­cial­ly com­posed music and sounds that take advan­tage of sci­en­tif­ic tech­niques designed to relax the brain and put it in the right state for opti­mal sleep. The under­ly­ing tech­nol­o­gy was test­ed and used by NASA astro­nauts to help them sleep and is now avail­able via iTunes and Google Play.