A progressive, innovation facility
designed to incubate the most game-changing ideas that move
high-demand industries into a new paradigm.
In 2019, Upward is giving you the opportunity to apply your technology to the Aged Care or Smart Buildings sector, through a leading pilot program that maximizes your potential to effect real change.
Are you ready to put your product to the test?
Every 6 months, Upward will select up to 10 startups from all over the world who will receive an investment of $300,000 in funds, services and programming towards their idea development. Our 6-month intensive program is designed to prepare you for real-world application by working with leaders and trailblazers in each respective industry.
Upward Labs is dedicated to your development and industry-success by supporting you with benefits, incentives and a level of exclusivity for those who meet the criteria.
FROM LABS TO LIFESTYLE
We Are Investing
$250,000 workspace, luxury co-living, and
hands-on pilot programs designed and
supervised by the corporate partners
In exchange for shares
Our startups will have the opportunity to test their product, maximizing their capacity for learning over the 6 month period.
Elevate the standard of Aged Care living by piloting your innovation across 100 Assisted-Living Units and 100 Home Health-Care Homes.
Transform the future of Real Estate
by piloting your technology in 2 Class-A Commercial Office Buildings and 2 Luxury Residential Buildings.
Live. Work. Play
For complete focus and fulfillment, Upward is providing all successful startups with an all-inclusive lifestyle that offers individuals the chance to experience the city of Hartford.
Experience everything the city has to offer through premium co-living and event programming; all from the cultural center of Downtown Hartford.
Upward Hartford is a hub of entrepreneurial activity right in Downtown Hartford! It is more than just a co-working space, it’s a place to work, connect, collaborate, learn, create, and play with fellow innovators, creatives and entrepreneurs!
With 34,000 square feet of innovative, dynamic space, Upward Hartford provides an environment for creativity to truly flourish.
A showcase of cutting-edge, industry-advancing technology developed over the 6-month period by our prized startups to educate and inspire the future of our designated industries.
Startups will gain access to some of the world’s brightest and most curious minds through thoughtfully-selected key advisors who are committed to guiding entrepreneurs on their pilot journey by imparting rare, insightful and practical knowledge through immersive workshops and hands-on direction.
Startups will gain exclusive access to a network of global stakeholders, work closely with strategic partners who are invested in the pilot’s success; and receive hands-on experience to develop pilot innovations that are world class.
Opportunity for exposure to potential clients and investors through connection to wider industry professionals. This network extends prospects of pilot growth and further investment beyond the program.
WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE
Refine to Perfection
Master the pilot by applying learnings and improving your product or service.
Establish Your Own Network
Secure your own client and connection base through pilot partner network referrals.
Scale for Growth
Attract attention and opportunities for growth through partner portfolios.
Develop an enduring working relationship with strategic partners that allows for product evolution and development.
Be prepared for your next capital event with additional references and pilot opportunities.