Comcast NBCUniversal Selects 11 Startups for Third Annual LIFT Labs Accelerator, powered by Techstars
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 program, which kicks off today and lasts 13 weeks, will be held virtually. The founders will participate in this immersive program from cities across the globe, including
The companies will be mentored by 100+ industry leaders from Comcast NBCUniversal and the global Techstars network; participating in workshops on fundraising, working with corporations, and communicating through the media; and meet experienced founders who will share their insights in building and selling highly successful startups. Each company will have the opportunity to work at Comcast NBCUniversal’s global headquarters in
“The entire Comcast NBCUniversal family is excited to learn from this diverse group of talented entrepreneurs, and help elevate their companies in new ways,” said
At the conclusion of the program, the companies will participate in a virtual Demo Day on
Techstars’ veteran, KJ Singh, will serve as the Managing Director of the 2020 accelerator. He has managed 12 accelerator programs at Techstars since 2013, and invested in over 100 companies that have gone on to raise over
The 2020 class of the Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, powered by Techstars includes:
AfroLandTV is an OTT streaming media platform for Pan African TV shows, and movies.
Health Group, New York, NY Beam Healthempowers healthcare professionals and health systems with premium telehealth services to provide quality, convenient care to patients.
San Francisco, CA
Cast's automated audio-visual reports with embedded calls to action helps customers understand complex concepts and drive high-value actions.
London/ Birmingham, UK
Covatic's mobile SDK empowers media companies to deliver exceptional in-app experiences by identifying when, where, and how each individual can engage with content without needing to expose personal data.
Glow Up Games,
Glow Up Games develops and publishes character-driven mobile games for underrepresented gamers and gathers key data on this overlooked demographic to encourage more diverse characters and storylines in the gaming industry.
San Francisco, CA
Introvoke provides white label technology that powers virtual connections, hybrid live events, and elevated networking in a branded experience.
Kidas is an AI service that protects children from cyberbullying and online predators by alerting parents about potentially dangerous activities in their childs' digital life.
Percepta leverages unbiased, AI-driven computer vision technology to analyze existing security camera feeds and alert employees of shoplifting incidents in real-time.
Seshie is a marketplace of expert guides offering live and virtual team building experiences for organizations to increase employee morale and build company culture.
New York, NY
Showcase is a video-first hiring platform that uses asynchronous videos to help companies streamline the recruitment process by eliminating repetitive interviews.
WorkChew is a marketplace connecting a community of mobile and remote workers to workspaces in restaurants and hotels across the US and beyond.
A selection committee made up of Techstars experts and leaders from a wide range of Comcast, NBCUniversal, and Sky business units reviewed the applications and selected the 11 startups. More than half of the companies self-identify as having an under-represented founder, while almost half self-identify as having a female founder.
At the conclusion of this year’s
The startups will be supported by the
To learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s LIFT Labs Accelerator, powered by Techstars, and the company’s broad Startup Engagement program, visit ComcastNBCULIFT.com.
Techstars is the global platform for investment and innovation. Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas—entrepreneurs create the future, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere. Today our mission is to make innovation accessible to everyone, everywhere. We do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to create a more sustainable and inclusive world. Since 2006, Techstars has invested in more than 2,200 companies and today has a market cap of
Source: Comcast NBCUniversal