Philadelphia-based artificial intelligence company Orai, New York City-based Trapica Labs and Pium are among 10 startups chosen for inaugural Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, powered by Techstars. The startups were chosen from a list of global applicants. The process targeted startups developing next generation media, entertainment, and connectivity companies. They will work from Comcast NBCUniversal’s global headquarters in Philadelphia for the duration of the 13-week program, which kicked off July 16 and will conclude in a Demo Day on October 11, 2018.
“We are thrilled with the interest in our first accelerator in partnership with Techstars as evidenced by the hundreds of applications from a diverse pool of startups from around the world,” Sam Schwartz, Chief Business Development Officer for Comcast said. “We are excited to mentor and collaborate with these innovative companies who are experimenting in interesting areas related to our business.”
Comcast Ventures was formed in 2010 and has since grown into one of the most active corporate venture arms in the country. 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. For more information, including access to free resources for founders, visit www.ComcastNBCULIFT.com.