CareFactor, presented by Bentleys, is underpinned by the support of our valued sponsors and industry partners.


CareFactor is grateful to have support from varied organisations and industry bodies, to build a well-rounded program for our 2020 cohort. CareFactor sponsors and partners share a common goal – to solve key challenges in aged care through innovation, and create better outcomes for all Australians.

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors:

Telstra Health – major sponsor

With ongoing investment in the development of new healthcare solutions and technologies to support the changing needs of the sector, Telstra Health is excited to partner with CareFactor 2020 to support aged care startups, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with the skills, resources and support they need to deliver game-changing innovation to the industry.


CareFactor is again joining forces with sponsor Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) to present this year’s dynamic program. With a shared mission and a wealth of knowledge of Australia’s aged care sector, ACSA offers an invaluable layer of industry learning for CareFactor teams.

Last year, ACSA CEO Patricia Sparrow also presented at the highly well-received ‘speed pitching’ event. We are delighted to welcome ACSA back to this year’s CareFactor program!


When it comes to helping our ageing population remain independent, a well-designed built environment makes a big difference. As a leader in full-scope building solutions, Paynters is a key player in shaping the growth and development of Queensland’s residential aged care and retirement living sector.

Building resilience in a post-COVID world is another way design can impact aged care in the future. Paynters Director John McCafferty recently presented at Brisbane’s Hot Topics breakfast, exploring the impact of COVID-19 and the role the built environment plays in mitigating contagion risk in aged care and seniors living. We’re excited to again partner with Paynters as sponsors of CareFactor and weave their valuable expertise into the program.


We are delighted to welcome back, as valued sponsors, Redchip’s innovation team! Last year Redchip contributed clarity to legal best practice in developing, protecting and commercialising innovation.

CareFactor’s mission is to nurture a new generation of innovators in the aged care space, helping them with all aspects of commercialisation and entrepreneurship. Redchip’s specialist legal expertise furthers our mission, adding to the incredible breadth of learning and support on offer.

Sprint Ventures

It’s the Brisbane-based investment company doing things differently – but Sprint Ventures is following its footsteps and back on board for CareFactor 2020!

Sprint Founder and Managing Director Llew Jury played a pivotal role as Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) for CareFactor teams in 2019. Llew’s EIR role echoes how Sprint works with founders. The investment company acts more like an internal entrepreneur providing deep dives and detailed advice on the tough scale up questions.

Sprint’s support for Australian aged care startups is extensive – and it announced in May it was investing in last year’s winning CareFactor team, Hayylo.


Innovation is at the heart of Westpac’s purpose to ‘Help Australians Succeed’. That’s why we’re excited to announce Westpac is again collaborating with CareFactor to help solve key industry challenges for the aged care sector.

As a sponsor of our 2019 program, Westpac had hands-on involvement with our CareFactor teams to share ideas and opportunities and help them respond to customer needs in a changing world. We warmly welcome Westpac back to this year’s program, and look forward to working together to deliver better solutions for the industry.

Thank you to our 2020 partners:

Australia Unlimited

The Australian Government Australian Trade and Investment Commission’s Australia Unlimited showcases the work of world-class Australian scientists, designers, entrepreneurs, artists, humanitarians making a global impact.

AWS (Amazon Web Services)

Whether you’re looking for compute power, database storage, content delivery, or other functionality, AWS has the services to help you build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability and reliability.

CRC Longevity

Australians are living longer than ever before. CRC Longevity is an industry-led research collaboration to drive economic growth from this longevity bonus.

Global Centre for Modern Ageing – LifeLab

This award-winning LifeLab based in Tonsley, South Australia, puts older people at the centre of design and innovation.