Y’all Ready for Us?! Here we come SXSW2018!

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Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs rolls into Austin with the Amplify Philly crew for the SXSW Interactive Festival March 10 -12.

With pitch practices, panels, meet-ups, happy hours and more, SXSW marks an incredible opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn about the Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, powered by Techstars, and other startup-focused LIFT Labs programs.

SXSW is one of the foremost curators of creativity anywhere in the world. Since 1987, the festival has hosted eclectic programming that celebrates the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

Philadelphia has been showing up strong for the last three years, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the city’s startup community and corporate partners.  Amplify Philly, with support from Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs, Visit Philly, Startup PHL, and other sponsors, is leading the way for a true Philly invasion on Austin again in 2018. The Philly contingent will set up shop at the Amplify Philly House – a complete two-day takeover of Pour Choices on Austin’s famous 6th Street corridor.

This includes panel talks, networking and jam sessions with some of Philadelphia’s top creators.

Inside the Amplify Philly House, Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs will debut its new LIFT Labs pitch elevator. Storytelling experts from the companay and our partner, Techstars, will offer startups one-on-one pitch coaching sessions (sign up here!). Then, founders can step inside the life-sized elevator to record a 90-second pitch video they can use to elevate their startup story.

While there, guests will also get the latest info on the Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, powered by Techstars, which is accepting applications from media, entertainment and connectivity startups now through April 8.

Renowned startup artist Kelsey Montague – creator of the #WhatLiftsYou murals that have become a global phenomenon – will also reveal her latest LIFT Labs-inspired design. The installation will be on display at the Amplify Philly House. Attendees can take their picture with the interactive mural and share their “What LIFTs You” story!

If you’re headed to SXSW, here’s a full list of where you can find us, including our panel discussions happening inside the Comcast NBCUniversal Influencer Lounge. We hope you’ll stop by and pitch us!

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