Category Archives: In The News

Meet The Millennial Who Created Athena, A Safety Wearable For The 21st Century

Some members of generation Z are within their highest risk years for rape and sexual assault, and females ages 16-19 are four times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault. As these children of older millennials start college looking to address the issue of assault at its root (and taking […]

Comcast quietly launched a network that could make Philly a ‘smart cities’ leader

It’s called machineQ, a low-power, wide-range network optimized to enable IoT technologies. Consider it an investment in Philadelphia’s civic infrastructure. Building a “smart city” takes four core ingredients. The first three: a strong culture of civic engagement, a deep pool of tech talent and the support of private and public institutions. But unlike their counterparts […]

Philly Just Launched Its Own “Dreamers // Doers” Chapter

There’s now a new Philly community for female entrepreneurs who want to support one another through the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial journey. Dreamers // Doers just launched this week and bills itself as a high-impact female-focused collaboration and co-mentorship community focused on increasing the number of successful ventures started by women. The Philly […]

Comcast Boosts Startups With LIFT Labs For Entrepreneurs

Comcast has a long history supporting startups, which isn’t surprising for a company that was started by the entrepreneurial Ralph Roberts, the late Philadelphian who parlayed selling men’s belts and suspenders door-to-door into one of the world’s biggest telecommunications and media companies. This week Comcast announced the Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs for Entrepreneurs, a multi-city […]

Comcast Is the Latest Media Giant to Try its Own Startup Accelerator

Comcast is creating a multi-city startup accelerator as the telecom giant looks to nurture the next big thing in the media and entertainment sectors. On Monday, the Philadelphia-based company and its NBCUniversal unit announced the launch of LIFT Labs for Entrepreneurs, a program aimed at fostering startups focused on media, entertainment, and connectivity. Comcast will […]

Comcast NBCUniversal is launching a Techstars-powered accelerator called LIFT Labs

Comcast NBCUniversal is getting into the startup accelerator game with a program called LIFT Labs for Entrepreneurs. The plan is to launch the first LIFT (“Leveraging Innovation For Tomorrow”) Labs location in early 2018, in Philadelphia’s Comcast Technology Center, with an Atlanta location also opening next year. In addition to the accelerator (which will be […]