Identify needs. Engage the solution. Give your agency a technology advantage.

We’ll help you identify areas technology can better serve your agency. Then connect you with leading entrepreneurs with the right solutions for your organization. Finally, we’ll curate the relationship to ensure what’s delivered is what’s truly needed in the field.  

Put technology to work for your agency

Decision makers and end users are increasingly seeing the important impact the right technology can have on their daily operations; improved efficacy, efficiency and field safety. But it’s harder than ever to stay on top of all the change. With everything else on their plate, now agency leaders are expected to know what’s out there, ensure it’s right for them, and then make sure their team is getting the most out of it? ResponderXLabs can help with all of that.

Why ResponderXLabs?

63% of first responders believe they are inadequately equipped with technology.

– The 2018 Motorola Law Enforcement Survey

What’s Included?

  • Technology Needs Assessment

    Understand areas where your agency can better leverage and utilize technology

  • Access to Cutting Edge Solutions

    Identify the best cutting edge solutions available to address identified technology needs

  • Support to Assess

    Curated support to help you choose which of those options are right for you

  • Resources to Optimize

    Resources to help you get the most of the technology your agency implements

  • In-Person Events to Demo

    A growing list of regional events where top technology is brought to you for demos and showcases

  • A Marketplace to Procure

    Streamlined procurement resources for affordable, fully vetted cutting edge technology

“Seeing the way our agency has embraced analytics and the success we’ve had has been terrific… we’re not just policing at random, but are relying on actual data to drive a well-directed, well-focused policy.”

 

Jeff O’Dell, Chief of Police with the Kissimmee Police Department

Identification

We'll work with your agency to On-going direct access to cutting edge public safety technology at all stages of development and deployment

Find the right technology

Partnerships

Identify the technology you need, help develop it into the solution you want

Partner with the right providers

Resources

Grant funding opportunities brought directly to you

Access the best opportunities

Testing

Pilots to help you optimize and maximize your technology solutions

Maximize your resources

Marketplace

Help give your first responders access to the best technology available to keep them safe and effective in the field

Save time and money

Positive Impact

By helping connecting agencies with the right technology solutions, we’re giving first responders the tools they need to be safe and effective on the job.

Getting started is easy.

We want to help your agency leverage technology to streamline efficiencies, saving you money, and add protective solutions, making your agency safer.


  • Build your profile

    Build your Agency’s profile so we can work to to curate the technology that fits your needs for today, and in the future.


  • Match and confirm

    By streamlining your engagement with technology providers specifically to meet your needs and preferences, we make sure your time and resources are maximized.


  • Put Technology to Work

    Leverage the power of entrepreneurs that understand the importance of tailoring solutions to meet your needs, and accountability to ensure that those needs to continue to be met throughout the life of your partnership.

Any questions?

    The Basics

    What’s the length of the Program?

    The program is divided into two 2 stages; Enablement Content and Showcase. The Enablement Content stage gives entrepreneurs the tools and resources their business needs to overcome the unique hurdles early-stage companies face when trying to commercialize technology in public safety. The Enablement Stage is complete when Participants have completed the required courses to reach optimization for public safety selling. There’s no set time limit for required completion of the Enablement Stage, however, we reserve the right to dismiss Participants no longer engaging or making progress. The Showcase Stage is on-going and available for all active Graduates of the Enablement Stage.

    What’s the cost of the Program?

    The Base Program is free for Entrepreneurs. Additional Showcase, PR and networking opportunities are available above the Base Program. Participant’s can pursue those opportunities by securing Participant Sponsors to cover any associated hard dollar costs.

    Do I give up equity participating in Program?

    No, the Program does not make investments or take equity in any of the Participants.

    Are investment dollars guaranteed if I participate in the Program?

    No, the Program does not make investments or take equity in any of the Participants.

    What expenses must I be prepared to cover?

    Travel and demo expenses related to showcase events will be the primary expenses associated with the Program. You will have full control over those expenses; you choose which events to attend and what presence you’d like to maintain at that event.  

    Will travel be required?

    No for Stage 1, Enablement. Yes for Stage 2, Showcase. Travel is only required in the Program to attend showcase events. All Enablement content is delivered remotely. However, showcase events are optional; you chose which events to attend.

    Applicant Criteria

    What’s stage should my Company be in to be ideal for the Program?

    Our Program is focused on optimizing the underlying Company that supports and commercializes cutting edge technology. However, the content is not focused on technology research or development. As such, in most cases, the Program is best suited for commercial ready, or near commercial ready technology. The bulk of the Program’s resources begin at the pilot stage, if you have a technology that’s ready for pilot, you’re ready for the Program. The resources extend beyond launch, beyond commercialization and in to scaling. If you’re already successfully selling in to the public safety market, but you’re looking to increase distribution, add sales channels and grow, you’re also ready for the Program. Of course, all Companies in between pilot and scaling are also great fits.

    What if my Company is international and brand new to the US public safety market?

    The Program is designed to enable cutting edge technology, regardless of where the Company is located. If you have a technology that can bring value to first responders, in the US or abroad, the Program is built to help you do it and your application would be welcome.  

    What if my Company has already been selling in tangential markets and we believe we have application in public safety, but we have not yet explored the market?

    This scenario is largely what the Program was designed to solve for. Leading technology has long avoided the public safety sector, we’re believe our Program can help solve that problem. We’ve simplified the path to market, and have built-in several early stage indicator checks that Companies can pursue to better gauge their potential success in the market. Again, if you have a technology with application in public safety, the Program is a great fit and we’d welcome your application.

    What if my Company previously tried and failed to sell in to public safety so we decided to pivot?

    If you believe your technology still has positive application in the industry, please apply. We’ve seen dozens of examples of great technology that wasn’t able to penetrate the market… That’s exactly why this Program was started, we want to support that great technology!  

    Requirements and Process

    What’s required of my technology to apply?

    Application in public safety. The technology needs to have a clear, identifiable market in the public safety industry.

    What’s required of my team to apply?

    Commitment. The Program requires the commitment of you and your team to capitalize on the resources and opportunities provided through the Program. If you don’t have the desire or bandwidth to pursue new opportunities, we don’t think the Program will be mutually worthwhile.

    How do I apply?

    The Base Program application is available at Gust.com/responderxlabs. Complete the information required in this submission and feedback will be provided within 2 weeks.

    What happens after I apply?

    After you complete the application at Gust.com/responderxlabs, we’ll set up a intro call to review the information provided, clarify questions and request further details. We will also provide more details on the benefits of Participant Sponsors and open this opportunity for you to explore further.

    What’s the timing of the application process?

    Our goal is to complete all applications, with or without Participant Sponsors, within 4 weeks of initial submission.  

    Are there any specific dates or deadlines for the application?

    The application process is rolling and on-going, there are no deadlines in the application process.  

    Partnership Opportunities

    What’s a Participant Sponsor?

    A Participant Sponsor is a single or group of corporations, foundations and/or associations that are willing to commit to supporting you through the Program. Support includes willingness to cover or contribute to associated Program Costs such as your booth and showcase presence at ResponderXLive Events, supporting your interaction with agency buyers such as pilots and RFP responses. Participant Sponsors are often existings corporate partners that benefit from your growth, such as integrators, distributors or channel partners.   

    How do I secure Participant Sponsors?

    A list of industry stakeholders that have expressed interest in Participant Sponsorship opportunities for select startups will be provided following initial application. Participants may select Sponsors from this list, or from their already existing network. If needed, we can provide overview information that can be shared with existing relationships unfamiliar with the ResponderXLabs program.      

    Am I required to have a Participant Sponsor?

    There’s no requirement to secure a Participant Sponsor but it is recommended. The Program is free for entrepreneurs because we wanted to make it as accessible as possible. But certain Program benefits like showcasing at our events may require hard dollar costs. Participant Sponsors are a great way to offset those costs and to build relationships that will allow you to take advantage of all the opportunities available from the Program.