Accelerating Solutions that Safeguard our Communities from the Effects of COVID-19
Do you have a solution that can reduce the severity of the coronavirus outbreak, but need help commercializing and rapidly deploying? The Black & Veatch COVID-19 Response Accelerator is designed for growing companies looking to scale emerging solutions to save lives, help communities cope, and protect the economy.
What Is the IgniteX Accelerator?
The 2020 Black & Veatch IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator is a virtual, remote initiative open to startups and others with emerging solutions that can mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our communities.
Who Should Apply?
We are seeking to partner with startups with solutions that can be rapidly developed and deployed to fulfill a demonstrated market need immediately. We bring broad expertise and a vast global network of experts and client relationships.
How to Enroll
1 / Apply
2 / Meet
3 / Grow
We are committing a minimum of $250,000 in the form of grants and/or in-kind services, with a wealth of connections and resources to bring your idea to reality.
We bring decades of experience in nearly every critical industry. With a team of 10,000+ professionals and offices around the globe, we can build, deploy and commercialize solutions with unmatched speed and efficacy.
Gain access to a vast network of mentors, customers and investors. Our clients, from governments to global companies, are actively seeking solutions to mitigate the effects of COVID-19.
LaunchKC’s accelerator platform partners Kansas City corporations with tech startups. We select startups that align with each corporation’s goals, providing them access to exciting innovative products and services. Startups chosen for the program will receive unprecedented resources from our corporate partners.
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