Forward for Good

Join our ongoing initiative to support start-ups leveraging technology to make a social impact.

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

The Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator partners startups with industry experts, and the biggest names in technology to drive social change. Accelerating emerging solutions using 5G, MEC, Big Data, AI, and XR with a goal of leaving the world better than we found it. This initiative is part of Citizen Verizon, our  business plan for economic, environmental, and social advancement - to help move the world forward for all.

What to expect

Scale your startup with help from Verizon’s cutting edge technology, build alongside experts, and have your story told. Over the course of 16 weeks, get access to a wealth of resources provided by Verizon including education, enrichment, networking, and funding to scale your product.

Funding - Money Sign


  • Receive non-dilutive funding to scale your technology solution.
  • Pitch your product to some of the biggest names in technology, climate advocacy, and social innovation.


  • Join our network and find opportunities with leading technology brands and enterprise partners.
  • Refine your technology in working sessions with subject matter experts and program mentors.


  • Earn media coverage and exposure across technology, entrepreneurship, and social impact business.
  • Startups, mentors, and program partners will be featured in Verizon’s social impact docuseries.

today’s world for tomorrow’s climate.

Applications are now open for Seed & Series-A startups using technology for social innovation.

Industry Experts
Now accepting nominations & submissions for experts in social innovation to come on board as program mentors, speakers, and judges.

Join us to see your company included in earned media as we champion rising visionaries in social innovation.