Rachel Dantess

Startup Scout and Investor Relationships Director at Upward Labs

How Smart Building Technology Improves Building Maintenance/Functionality and Tenant Experience

Every facilities professional knows maintenance is important to keep building systems and equipment functional. But with budgets and limited staff, it can be difficult to manage and maintain a commercial…

How Technology is Revolutionizing Commercial Building Security

Having first rate security is vital for commercial building looking for sustained success. According to a tenant survey done by CBRE, Building Security ranked as one of the most important…

Fitting Technology into the Senior Community

Most people believe the narrative that senior citizens hate technology, when in fact they may just dislike how it doesn’t match their needs. That’s why creating tech that fit the…

How Smart Building Tech is Working for Greater Energy Efficiency

Commercial buildings could save up to $60 billion if investments in energy efficiency were ramped up by just 1 – 4%, according to a study by the American Council for…

Seniors and Loneliness: How Can Technology Help?

The Aging process for many people is just as anxiety inducing as anything else. For most, this is due to the fear of losing things they value dearly like their…

New Incubation Program Looking for Startups in the Aged Care and Smart Buildings Industries

Upward Labs is a progressive, innovation facility designed to incubate the most game-changing ideas that move high-demand industries into a new paradigm. Based in Hartford, Connecticut, Upward Labs is positioned…