Comcast has a long history of supporting startup communities, and LIFT Labs is just one of the many ways in which entrepreneurs can gain valuable access and insights to Comcast NBCUniversal. LIFT Labs offers programmed talks, mentor sessions with Comcast NBCUniversal employees and partners, plus events and other educational resources designed to help entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses.
In 2018, LIFT Labs partnered with Techstars to launch our first accelerator focused on rising stars in connectivity, media and entertainment. Hundreds of founders applied, and ten were selected. We documented their journey from Day One to Demo Day – the five minutes that could make or break them all – in the docuseries Ideas Elevated.
In the docuseries, you will meet founders and teams from all 10 companies, like Tyler Bushnell, who grew up watching his father create iconic brands like Chuck E. Cheese and Atari — and forged his own path with video game platform Polycade. You’ll meet Yuting Su, whose company Thinker Tinker creates toys that blend digital and physical play to provide customized learning and emotional feedback experiences for children. You’ll meet Jeremiah Alexander, who traveled from Singapore to Philadelphia to join the program. He made the major sacrifice of leaving his girlfriend behind to develop wiARframe into the world’s first platform that lets anybody easily create augmented reality experiences regardless of coding knowledge.
Watch as each founder navigates unique challenges, learns valuable lessons, hits major triumphs — and forges incredibly close relationships in the process. To help them on the journey, the startups had one-on-one mentoring from the Techstars’ worldwide network, and worked directly with mentors and product experts from across Comcast NBCUniversal.
Watch the docuseries on the web, or on Xfinity X1
You can watch the Ideas Elevated Docuseries below, or simply say “LIFT Labs” into your X1 Voice Remote for more information.