Are you ready for real growth?
Upward Labs is a CT based Venture Fund that developed the ideal ecosystem to fast-track AgeTech and PropTech startups in the US.
The program matches each startup with decision makers from major Fortune 100 and 500 companies that dominate these industries.
The startups and their corporate advisers work together for six months to first identify the most commercializable use cases and then test them in the Lab’s numerous sandbox buildings and facilities.
As the pilots deliver data and results, the Lab and its advisers work with the
startups to refine their product and offering, thus enabling rapid growth and commercial traction.
We selected Hartford, CT as the home for the Lab since it has the most relevant corporate community for AgeTech and PropTech. Millions of commercial buildings, multifamily residential and retail are owned, managed and have insurance policies originating in Hartford. Similarly, the welfare of millions of aging Americans is being improved by the Health and Life Insurers located in Hartford.
Imagine having firsthand access to these industry giants as well as the buildings, facilities and members they manage. The Lab creates ideal conditions for the startups that are living in Hartford, offering both comfortable living and working accommodations as well as access to an incredible group of experts and mentors.
What we offer?
Guaranteed pilots in sandbox buildings and facilities under the purview of an illustrious list of corporate partners
Ongoing access including private meetings with decision makers from Fortune 100 and 500 companies
An investment of $50,000 in cash and $250,000 in kind based on current valuation
Access to the Lab’s every growing pool of investors, both VCs and Angels
Comprehensive Bootcamp that details everything needed to build a PropTech or AgeTech company in the US
How We Are Different
Upward Labs is NOT another accelerator. We are investors that invest in products that our corporate partners are interested in.
We are results focused, and our only goal is to help your company prepare to work with our partners.
We take shares so we only win if you win.
Who Should Apply?
Seed to Series A startups that are pilot ready – with priority given if revenue generating.
Startups who have built disruptive technologies and area ready to explore market applications.
Startups who are commercially savvy and want traction and growth above else.
Startups who recognize that 6-months working in the right place with the right people will save them a lot of time and money.
Startups who can listen and accept feedback from people and organizations who can propel them towards becoming a billion-dollar company.