2021 areas of focus
Home as the epicenter
for modern living
Next-generation smart home applications and virtual technologies have turned the home into our operating system for work, school, entertainment, socializing, exercising, health, and wellness.
The way we consume content is ever-evolving, with more immersion and interactivity. New platforms, formats and technologies provide additional opportunities to create and deliver a broader range of entertainment and lifestyle experiences.
The hybrid workforce
The future of work will be distributed. Hybrid workplace models with teams spread out globally as well as in-person will require newer, richer collaboration tools that better enable teams to work together and/or asynchronously.
Consumers deserve and demand experiences that are customized to their individual preferences. Advances in data and technologies enable a better understanding of consumers and create opportunities to develop new offerings and delivery models.
Investing in and building
the future of sports
Startups are actively changing the world of competitive and professional sports providing players and teams with a competitive edge built on technology and innovation.
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Female Founders & Funders: Telling Your Brand Story Event Replay
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Ready for LIFToff? Connecting Enterprise-Ready Startups With Comcast NBCUniversal
Meet the Startup Making Water Management Smarter
Throughout the year, LIFT Labs will issue challenges connected to strategic focus areas and innovation priorities at Comcast NBCUniversal and accept applications from startups worldwide. After careful evaluation, finalists will receive exposure to top executives and decision makers to explore business development opportunities. Results include proof of concept deals, paid pilot programs, or commercial agreements with one of Comcast NBCUniversal’s business units.Learn More
Startup Diversity is Just the Beginning, Inclusivity is the Glue
Hiring a diverse team is a great way to build racial and gender equity in your workplace — but it’s just the beginning. Next comes inclusion. This means, taking meaningful steps to create a community where voices are heard, employees feel welcomed, and advancement opportunities are open to allLearn More
The GIST, a Sports Community For Women, Partnering With NBA, Fanduel, and Raising Seed Round
Ellen Hyslop, Roslyn McLarty, and Jacie deHoop knew the male-dominated world of sports coverage needed a female perspective. That’s why they launched The GIST, offering sports content and experiences for women and by women. One look at their popular email newsletter and social channels showcases a unique, millennial, female voice. The content feels like chit-chatting with a sports-loving friend and features women’s sports prominently.Learn More