Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator
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.

Meet our cohort.

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.

Accelerating the evolution of digital health for all

We're looking for U.S-based Seed and Series A startups utilizing technologies like 5G, MEC, XR and AI to advance connected health solutions in:
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Capture, Sharing & Analytics
  • Telemedicine
  • Streamlined Virtual Care
  • Medical Transportation
  • Chronic Disease Management & Monitoring
  • Care Coordination & Collaboration
  • Population Health Management
  • Digital Marketplace Enablement
  • Health e-Learning / Education

Meet our entrepreneurs in residence

Meet the industry leaders who are helping shape our program.

Christine Hemphill

Founder and Managing Director of Open Inclusion

Emily Goodson

Founder & CEO of CultureSmart

Zuby Onwuta

Founder & Inventor of
Think and Zoom

Program Modules

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

connected health solutions with Verizon

Health Tech has the potential to unlock a more equitable healthcare system. 5G offers one of the fastest networks ever seen, and can provide higher speed, lower latency and greater capacity than previous cellular networks. It can enhance the abilities of other supporting technologies like edge computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and immersive platforms using virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).

Verizon is accelerating the digital evolution of health with 5G connectivity, data security, and collaboration solutions that are enabling the innovation ecosystem. Selected startups will receive hands-on coaching from a dedicated board of Verizon solution architects and healthcare subject matter experts throughout the program.

Break down barriers to healthcare

We work with a wide range of partners to inform our programming and directly support startups. Partners advise on program design, connect us to user groups, recommend high potential start-ups, or mentor startups.

Get involved as a program partner, mentor, or subject matter expert.

Meet our partners

Meet the partners who are helping shape our program.

Material Impact
SameSky Health
Avel eCare
Unite Us
LaVant Consulting
American Telemedicine Association
Novan Health
Village Capital
Partners Healthcare
NYU college
MIT Solve
One Mba
World Institute on Disability
Founder Institute

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