Tech Startup Caters to Seniors

Kevin Merrill is the 49-year-old co-founder of invianet inc., a wireless firm that caters to assisted living homes and vacation rental properties.  Charlotte Observer columnist Ron Stodghill wrote recently about Merrill and invianet, which was founded by four partners less than a year ago.  According to the Pew Research Center, Americans who are 65 and older have doubled their computer use and tripled their Internet use over the past decade.  As a result, today’s seniors expect state-of-the-art technology, even in their assisted living residences.  “Fluffy pillows and clean towels (alone) just don’t cut it anymore,” says Merrill.  You can read Ron Stodghill’s full column here.

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About Lynne Strang

I'm a writer who blogs about 40-and-older business owners. I am also the author of "Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs: Eight Principles for Starting a Business After Age 40." Outside of work, I enjoy reading, cooking, vegetable gardening and exercise (especially cycling).
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