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Welcome to

Upward Labs

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

$300,000

$50,000 cash
investment

$250,000 workspace, luxury co-living, and
hands-on pilot programs designed and
supervised by the corporate partners

In exchange for shares

The Lab

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.

The Lifestyle

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.

The Workspace

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. 

 

Demo Day

 

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.

The Mentors

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.

Hands-On Support

 

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.

Expanded Network

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.

Product Evolution
Develop an enduring working relationship with strategic partners that allows for product evolution and development.

Build Credibility
Be prepared for your next capital event with additional references and pilot opportunities.

 

PARTNERS

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THE LABS

Our 2nd cohort will start in Hartford on October 1st, 2019
Applications due June 30th 2019
 

ADVISERS

  • nigelvsmith

NIGEL SMITH

AARP

  • jennifer-vozzo

JENNIFER VOZZ

AXA XL

JAMES WILSON

AXA XL

  • stephenwogen

STEPHEN WOGEN

CareCentrix

  • Gordon Hui - LinkedIn

GORDON HUI

Hartford Steamboiler

  • jane-davey

JANE DAVEY

Laz Parking

  • ekrueckeberg

ELIZABETH KRUECKEBERG 

Lincoln Financial Group

NICOLE FEENE

NEAT

  • al-lawrence

AL LAWRENCE

Shelbourne Global

  • camryn-santos

CAMRYN SANTO

The Hartford

  • john-hurlbutt

REESE CANN 

Travelers

SCOTT BURNS

UBS

  • kristofercaya

KRISTOFER CAYA

Aetna

  • steven-dalgetty

STEVEN DALGETTY 

AXA XL

  • matthew-mccooe

MATT MCCOOE

CT Innovations

  • jon-terenzetti

JON TERENZETTI
CareCentrix

  • michaelhgilbert

MICHAEL GILBERT

Fairstead Properties

  • chayim-weiss

CHAYIM WEISS 

Horizon Home Care

  • Martin Kenny - LinkedIn

MARTIN KENNEY

Lexington Properties

  • ekrueckeberg

EWELINA MROCZEK 

Lincoln Financial Group

KRISTOPHER THOMAS

NEAT

SHAWN PALUSKA

Shelbourne Global

  • stephen-z

STEPHEN ZIEGELMAYER 

Travelers

  • christopher-hayes

CHRISTOPHER M HAYES 

Travelers

  • marcin-piech

MARCIN PIECH  

United Technologies

  • supriyalaknidhi

SUPRIYA LAKNIDHI 

Aetna

  • staceybrown

STACEY BROWN 

AXA XL

  • heather-frahm

HEATHER FRAHM

Benchmark Senior Living

  • mallika-gummalla

MALLIKA GUMMALLA

Carrier

  • dixon-mallory

DIXON MALLORY

GHG

  • isaac-ekstein

ISAAC EKSTEIN

Horizon Home Care

  • christopher-reilly

CHRIS REILLY

Lexington Properties

  • susanmariemorgan

SUSAN MORGAN

Lincoln Financial Group

  • Severine Petras - LinkedIn

SEVERINE PETRAS

Priority Life Care

  • Kevin Bosma - LinkedIn

KEVIN BOSMA

Stanley Healthcare

  • john-hurlbutt

JOHN HURLBUTT

Travelers

  • katie-pelczar

KATIE PELCZAR 

UBS

  • shubhadakambli

SHUBHADA KAMBLI

City Of Hartford