Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator
Disability Innovation

Working with the disability community, we’re unlocking more than access. Together we’re advancing new technology to unlock opportunity for all.

We’re looking for startups building technology for the disability community with 5G, MEC, AI, & XR. Our goal is to help you scale.

Deadline extended: November 8th

What to expect

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

Funding

$50,000 to help
you scale.

Tech Coaching

Guidance from Verizon technical experts.

Events

Workshops with subject matter experts.

Exposure

Connections to launch your business forward.

Mentorship

1 : 1  mentorship & professional guidance.

Demo Day

Pitch your product to industry leaders.

Program
Goals/
Stages

  • Business model & value proposition
  • Customer & domain discovery
  • User testing
  • Product roadmapping
  • Financials
  • Sales & partnerships
  • Fundraising
  • Pitching

We create with the community

We're looking for startups who authentically integrate people with disabilities into executive leadership roles, and have validated their solutions within the disability community.
We are committed to working with mentors, partners, and subject matter experts with deep and meaningful connections to diverse groups of disability communities.

Meet our partners

Meet the partners who are helping shape our program.

Lavant Consulting
The World Institute on Disability (WID)
XR Access
PEAT
knowbility
AAPD
G3ICT
Fable
Open Inclusion
Disability:IN
Teach Access
Community Vision AT Lab
Helix Opportunity
XR Association
Deque
Benetech
Be More Adaptive
2axend
HumanWare
The Resource Key
IAAP
Remarkable