Category Archives: Accelerator Companies

Sports News For Women and By Women: Welcome to The GIST

It all started over dinner. Ellen Hyslop was waxing poetic about the Toronto Maple Leafs’ improbable run into the NHL playoffs despite having a young, rebuilding team. Her friends Roslyn McLarty and Jacie deHoop weren’t big sports fans, but they found themselves mesmerized by Hyslop’s story. Her storytelling had a millennial voice and felt like a breath of fresh air compared to today’s typical (meaning, primarily male) sports culture.

Inside Molly Beck’s Bold Plan to Take Podcasting Mainstream

Founder Molly Beck has a plan to make podcasting easy for everyone by making it as uncomplicated as launching a blog. Her startup Messy.fm is an all-in-one podcast production platform that makes it possible for even the most novice podcasters to record, edit, publish, publicize, and monetize podcasts without ever leaving the Messy.fm site — and without buying fancy equipment.

From Concept to Device: LIFT Labs Accelerator Alum Begins Shipping Product

Ryan Kihm couldn’t help but smile when he dropped off the very first shipments of Pium at the post office. For years, he’s been tinkering with the home fragrance device that allows users to plan a scent schedule for each day. (Think refreshing rosemary in the morning and relaxing lavender at night.)

What’s a Startup Accelerator Really Like? Go Behind-the-Scenes with Our New Docuseries

There’s nothing quite like a startup accelerator. Your business models are put through the ringer. Your pitch to investors and clients gets razor sharp. You make friends that last a lifetime. You work with incredible mentors. You drink lots and lots of coffee. With everything moving so fast, your mental and physical capacity is tested […]

Exit Interview: Polycade Poised to Disrupt Gaming After Comcast NBCUniversal Accelerator

Tyler Bushnell and Jake Galler learned a lot this summer. They’re the co-founders of Polycade, a gaming console that brings people together for social, in-person gaming. It’s more of an experience platform than a traditional arcade console. You can play classic games and modern titles. You can save data and share gameplay videos. Most importantly, it’s made gaming social again.