Scott Lien

Scott Lien

 CO-FOUNDER, CEO, GRANDPAD

WHY: Develops computer tablets for seniors; devices come preloaded with apps to connect seniors with loved ones; has amassed 800,000 active users including seniors, family members and caregivers. Backed by Taiwan-based PC giant Acer. 2019 Family-Owned Business Award winner.

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RECENT: Firm experienced record-setting engagement and demand amid pandemic; products also used for telehealth visits with isolated seniors; company sees more growth, via partnerships with healthcare providers in need of remote monitoring options.

QUOTABLE: “Now more than ever, staying connected with family and friends is important, but it’s critical for seniors who can’t travel or visit with loved ones.’’