PALO ALTO, June 15, 2018 -- Starcamp welcomes Caressa, the voice-based social media company for connecting seniors to their family, friends, and the world, to its portfolio of companies today.
"We highly value Starcamp's access to all the strategic players of Silicon Valley and its roster of industry-experienced mentors," said Cuneyt Mertayak, CTO of Caressa. "As part of Starcamp, Caressa is looking forward to realize its mission of removing the barriers for seniors in order to live the life they want to have."
As a consortium of 5 prestigious universities in Turkey backed by $5M government support, Starcamp focuses on special needs of startups through mentoring and international connections. With fully equipped office space in the heart of Palo Alto and access to all entrepreneur ecosystem of Northern California, Starcamp is a gateway to business networking and events.
Caressa is a social media platform for connecting seniors living independently to their family, friends, and the world. This unique platform has two extensions: an Alexa Voice Skill for seniors, and a Mobile App for family and friends. The senior-friendly Voice Skill leads a natural conversation filled with family updates, manages health and emotional well-being, and provides educational and entertainment contents. Senior's interactions are distributed to their family and friends on Mobile App to ignite further social connections. By fostering connections, Caressa strengthens family relational affinity and addresses social isolation in our rapidly aging society. For more information, visit http://caressa.ai
STARCAMP is “The First Turkish Oriented Incubation Center” at Silicon Valley, Palo Alto. It has been established with the support of KOSGEB, which is taken together with five universities; Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul Technical University, Gebze Technical University, Hasan Kalyoncu University and Bahcesehir University.