Event Recap

Verizon and Newlab created the 5G Studio to support the development of next-generation applications that will transform industries such as healthcare, mobility, energy, and industrial automation, and more, by leveraging Verizon’s Ultra Wideband 5G network and Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) capabilities that are core components to the Verizon network installed at Newlab. This year, six companies were chosen to participate in the Studio’s first cohort—from autonomous robots, and autonomous drone data collection, to AR and VR experiences and machine learning and AI, these companies were chosen for their potential to impact their respective industries with 5G.

Join Satish Rao (Chief Product Officer, Newlab), Elise Neel (VP of New Business Incubation, Verizon), and the six Studio participant companies on November 18 for an inside look into the work conducted at Newlab, and an exploration into the future of 5G in the businesses and industries that these startups represent.


Exyn Technologies (Philadelphia, PA) is a developer of drones designed to enable autonomous data acquisition for digitally starved industries and GPS-denied environments.

Ghost Robotics (Philadelphia, PA) is revolutionizing legged robotics and the market for highly-agile teleoperated and autonomous unmanned ground vehicles (UGV™) for the military, homeland, public safety, and enterprise applications.

Vecna Robotics (Boston, MA) is a provider of Autonomous Mobile Robots. Vecna’s platform, Pivotal™, integrates with warehouse management systems to maximize throughput, efficiency, and human-robot collaboration.

Phantom Auto (Mountain View, CA) offers safety technology designed to remotely control and easily navigate autonomous vehicles through a long-range teleoperation platform.

Ponto Care (Brooklyn, NY) is a Medical Exam Delivery Service that enables exams and medical consultations anywhere by bringing the exam kit to the patient and broadcasting live to a doctor via AR.

FOAM (Brooklyn, NY) is a blockchain-based network for crowdsourced maps and decentralized location services, including secure location verification and localization for IoT devices and product tracking from supplier to customer.