Forward for Good

Join our ongoing initiative to support startups building advanced technology-based solutions that drive social change.
The Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator is part of Citizen Verizon, our business plan for economic, environmental, and social advancement to help move the world forward for all.

On a mission to leave the world better than we found it, we’re accelerating emerging solutions using 5G, MEC, Big Data, AI, & XR to help build a more equitable future.

Get your technology into the hands of those who need it.

Announcing our new cohort
Health Equity

We’re supporting startups working to close the gaps in health access and outcomes.  We’re searching for solutions leveraging next generation technology to break down barriers to quality care.

What to expect

Over 16 weeks, selected startups will receive funding, working sessions with experts, hands-on mentorship, and the opportunity to create with the community that you’re building for.


$50,000 in non-
dilutive funding to help you scale.

Tech Coaching

guidance from
Verizon technology


workshops with subject matter experts.


connections to launch your business forward.


1:1 mentorship & professional guidance.


pitch your product to partners, funders, and industry leaders.

Breaking down barriers to healthcare


Our next cohort will work with Seed and Series A startups building technology to help advance health equity. We are currently reviewing applications.

Subject Matter Experts

Submissions are open for experts, advocates, and change agents to join the cohort as a mentor, panelist, or workshop leader.


We’re looking for partners to advise on program design, connect us to user groups, recommend high potential start-ups, or promote the application to your network. If you see a potential for collaboration, we'd love to discuss.
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