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IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator

Black & Veatch is partnering with startups to commercialize and scale solutions aimed at reducing the severity of the coronavirus outbreak. 

Accelerating Solutions that Safeguard our Communities from the Effects of COVID-19

The Black & Veatch IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator is helping growing companies scale emerging solutions to save lives, help communities cope, and protect the economy. 



Black & Veatch IgniteX Demo Day 2020

Hear directly from the companies who have participated in our 12-week accelerator program to further advance the development of their solutions around disinfection, environmental sensing, facilitating a safe return-to-work, health screening, and tracking/tracing. 

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IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator Launches Projects in U.S.

With the goal of delivering solutions to safeguard communities against COVID-19, Black & Veatch’s IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator has deployed five projects of new-to-market technologies at commercial sites in the United States.

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    About the Program


    We have a funding goal of $500,000 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.

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    Program Partners


    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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    “Black & Veatch is a powerhouse, bringing startups not just marketing and sales expertise but project development and deployment.”

    – Sergie Albino
       CEO, ecoSPEARS - 2019 Cohort


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