Calling All COVID-19 Innovations

Are you a Columbus-based entrepreneur, business owner or corporate innovator developing technology to help support your customers or the community in light of COVID-19 shifts? If so, we want to hear from you.

Do you have a solution that can help?

We’ve opened up room for 10 innovators to attend our May Customer Learning Lab.

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We’re looking for technologies that can achieve scale in the areas of: 

Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Digital Health & Life Sciences
Enterprise Software & Data Analytics
Foodtech & Agtech
Insurtech & Fintech
Internet of Things & Connected Devices
Remote Workforce
Software as a Service

What is the Customer Learning Lab?

Rev1’s Customer Learning Lab is a three-day, intensive, virtual boot camp designed for innovators to validate their product with the market rapidly. Each concept will be paired with experienced advisors and mentors to help you quickly iterate on your technology. See the dates and full agenda below.

Deadline for submissions: May 4

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People + Passion + Battle Scars

We’re a team of builders, investors, operators, and corporate innovators. We’ve been in the trenches, through the ups and downs of building strong companies, even through recessions. Our team helped launch more than 150 startups, invested in more than 300 companies, and supported 70+ successful exits. We are here to help you.

Meet Our Team

May 2020 Customer Learning Lab Agenda

May 19: Tuesday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

• Introduction and getting started
• Problem validation
• Market assessment
• Features exercise
• Minimum viable product
• Competitive analysis of user stories
• Identifying your target audience

May 22: Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

• Introduction to customer research
• Research design
• Defining research goals
• Designing your research instrument
• Research analysis guidelines
• Qualitative and quantitative work sessions


May 29: Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

• Fish Bowl (think Shark Tank without the deal/no deal)
• Compare survey results to goals and predictions
• Did you validate your features?
• After successful assumptions validation: customer validation
• After successful customer validation: business validation

Our clients are working on COVID-19 shifts:


Microtransit service, SHARE Mobility, has expanded nationwide to deliver essential items. They’ve taken the lead in networking over 8,500 professional drivers in 75 cities across the country

Learn More about Share

Entrepreneur headshot_Updox

Updox, a comprehensive Telehealth and Collaboration Platform, is seeing an unprecedented need for virtual care solutions for physicians as the coronavirus spreads across the U.S. Updox experienced a significant spike in demand throughout March, onboarding more than 10,000 new customer users to its HIPAA-compliant telehealth solution in just two weeks.

Learn More About Updox

Entrepreneur headshot_Scriptdrop

Scriptdrop, an integrated prescription delivery service recently launched nationwide delivery for consumers. This was launched in response to their network of customers requesting a patient-consumer-focused solution, according to Founder Nick Potts. The Columbus-based company has experienced a 500 percent increase in customers across the country in recent weeks.

Learn More about Scriptdrop

Healthy Roster provides patient engagement, care coordination, secure communication, and outreach tools for healthcare professionals, including athletic trainers, physical therapists, and safety managers. The HIPAA-compliant provides best-in-class engagement tools for healthcare providers everywhere, whether they’re on the field or in their office. In response to the COVID crisis, the company is offering FREE Secure Telehealth Solutions until July 1, 2020.

Learn More about Healthy Roster

We Want To Hear From You

We expect a high volume of submissions. Please be thorough in your application so that we can determine the best fit for this program.

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