EvoNexus CommTech & Embedded Tech Incubator

Startups receive support with fundraising, corporate connections, mentorship, and more, for only 1% common equity upon admission.

Accelerator Program
  • Program Type
    Accelerator Program
  • Industry Focus
    Smart Cities
  • Submission Deadline
    rolling deadline
  • Program Duration
    24 months
  • Location or Virtual
    San Diego, Silicon Valley, Virtual
  • Eligibilty Requirements (Y/N)

A pivotal component of Verizon’s 5G network strategy is investment in smart city solutions. By 2025, the global market for smart city services is estimated to reach $2.57 trillion. Beyond the numbers, improving people’s mobility in their evolving cityscapes has the potential to minimize the amount of time they spend snarled in traffic, searching for points of interest or waiting for important deliveries—the kind of improvements that pay dividends for decades.

If your startup intersects the 5G, AI, IoT, and/or Cybersecurity ecosystem and your company has a transformative vision, we want you to apply.

Finalists in the 5G/AI/IoT/Cybersecurity cohort will have an opportunity to engage with EvoNexus corporate partners and the relevant Business Units within Qualcomm and Verizon.

The EvoNexus Qualcomm Verizon partnership offers:

  • Meetings with Qualcomm & Verizon executives
  • Introductions to strategics and venture capital
  • 360° industry esteemed technology executive mentorship
  • Long-term residency & customized programming
  • Benefits of Incubation at ExoNexus


    Pitch Scrubs - Refine your pitch to be VC ready through our educational workshops, pitch practices, and individualized pitch scrubs.

    Demo Day - Showcase your technology to potential investors, customers, and partners, in the expansive EvoNexus network.

    Access to Capital - Meet angel investors, venture capitalists, and strategic investors who are attracted to our startups because of our track record of success. These investors are frequently seen walking the halls of EvoNexus.

    Mentorship & Domain Expertise

    Our mentors volunteer their time to help bolster the next generation of tech entrepreneurs.

    World-Class Domain Experts - EvoNexus mentors are accomplished executives, entrepreneurs, and investors who voluntarily dedicate themselves to diving deep, making valuable connections, and advising startups based on their own industry experience. Each startup selects their own mentors to provide guidance throughout incubation.

    Strategic & Corporate Network - EvoNexus partners with the most influential technology corporations in the world who often meet with EvoNexus startups to give assistance, ranging from early business unit exposure, technology steering, customer trials, and participation in early-stage funding.

    Office Hours - Committed professionals dedicate their time to provide value free of charge to our startups. Leading VC firms offer fundraising advice, top law firms offer legal advice, and successful entrepreneurs provide guidance and stories from the field.


    Brand - Displaying the EvoNexus logo and those of our corporate partners provides validation for your venture recognized by investors and strategic partners. They know that EvoNexus startups undergo a highly competitive and rigorous vetting process.

    Facility - EvoNexus provides beautiful co-working facilities. Our spaces are optimized for collaboration and technology development. The facilities feature conference rooms, phone booths, and dedicated dry lab space for hardware development.

    Community - Our programming and facilities foster collaboration amongst our entrepreneurs. Our startups form partnerships with each other and become each other’s first customers, introduce each other to investors, and so much more. EvoNexus community members lift each other up.


    EvoNexus has partnered with organizations and service providers to curate free and discounted resources for our startups. See our Partners page for some of the companies that provide resources to our startups.

    Future Phases

    Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.

    EvoNexus Incubator Strategic Partners

    Let’s Get Started.

    To apply or join the program, please submit an application.