Covintus Announces Lighthouse Labs Sponsorship


Covintus is very proud to announce our participation a sponsor of the Lighthouse Labs RVA fall startup accelerator cohort.

Covintus will participate at the Startup Partner sponsor level and will be providing a slate of development and consulting services to the incoming teams. Up to 500 hours of professional services are pledged to the Lighthouse program, and will include participation by Covintus’ CTO, project delivery staff and a global team of specialists in the latest software development methodologies.

“Lighthouse has curated and guided two impressive groups of companies, and we’re looking forward to helping the incoming cohort achieve gains on the technology front that might otherwise be out of reach at their stage of growth,” said Nick Bawa, partner and chief technology officer.

“Having access to Covintus’ development and user experience expertise fulfills one of the most requested team needs since we started in 2012,” said Larkin Garbee, co-director at Lighthouse Labs. “Their participation as a sponsor in this area will be well-received.”

Covintus team members will meet with Lighthouse entrepreneurs one-on-one during the 15 week program, providing guidance and support geared toward advancing the team’s user experience design, technology applications and investor presentations on an as-needed basis.

About Lighthouse Labs

Lighthouse Labs is the only high-growth accelerator in the central Virginia area. Lighthouse runs a 15 week program where the participants are given $20,000 and mentorship, culminating in a pitch day with local investors. Lighthouse recently partnered with Virginia Commonwealth University’s Innovation Gateway and created the student accelerator program “Go For It!” Since its founding in 2012, over 60 companies have graduated from the program and over $3.5 million has been raised, with over half of the founders or co-founders being women or minorities. Lighthouse Labs is supported through a non-profit entity, The Innovation Council of the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park, shifting the focus of their efforts away from resulting portfolio returns and towards founder success.

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