RevTech Labs started in 2012 with a focus on community, mentorship and connections for technology startups.
By 2015 we pivoted to Queen City Fintech with a more singular focus on the fintech industry. With the rapid success of this pivot, we exclusively used the QCFintech brand to talk about our work.
In 2019 we were hired by IBM to launch and run their global Hyperprotect Accelerator program targeting global fintech and healthtech startups. That launch coincided with the launch of our RevTech Labs Healthtech program which produced the first ever Healthtech Summit and Healthtech Demo Day in Charlotte in November 2019.
Also in 2019, we launched RTL Insurtech to increase our emphasis and focus on the insurance innovation space. While we have always considered insurtech part of our QCFintech world, this allows us to do a more focused call for applications and has allowed us to bring on new mentors and partners from Allstate, State Farm, SCOR, Colonial Life along with existing insurance partners like Aflac, MassMutual, and AIG.
The first specific RTL Insurtech companies became part of our Spring 2020 Class.
With the launch of these new programs and our venture into new verticals came the need to change our branding a little bit with a pivot back to RevTech Labs as the umbrella brand recognizing all of this broad work across industry verticals and reflecting our work from early stage to growth and scaling. RevTech Labs also covers our two major conferences, Fintech Generations and Venture 135 and will connect to the work for our sister companies, Packard Place, CFV Ventures and Carolinas Healthtech Innovation and Technology Alliance (CHITA).
Since 2012 our mission has remained the same. Entrepreneurship is hard and we our passionate about building a global community of support that takes a holistic approach to the Founder journey to create the ultimate roadmap for growth and success.
Our mission is supported by our guiding principles:
Support the Journey
Incubate | Creating a community that fosters growth, drives innovation and inspires collaboration.
Accelerate | Helping Founders become better Founders.
Scale | Helping Founders become CEOs.
Providing a voice for our community with an international platform for thought leadership and innovation.
Helping Founders and corporations alike, prioritize and cultivate innovation for continual success.