Category Archives: Startup Stories

Startup Scene: Austin, Texas

Through the Table Talk Dinner Series, Comcast NBCUniversal’s Entrepreneurial Engagement team takes us across the United States to meet tech entrepreneurs who build innovative products and influence startup culture in their cities. Authentic conversations between founders and product and innovation leaders at Comcast NBCUniversal helped create this series of stories about cities, like Austin, where […]

Danielle Cohn On The Blind Entrepreneur Podcast

Danielle Cohn, Executive Director, Entrepreneurial Engagement for Comcast, talks LIFT Labs, storytelling, and empanadas on The Blind Entrepreneur podcast. TBE was created by Philadelphia native Johnathan Grzybowski to help entrepreneurs execute their vision and to guide millennials to profitability. The interactive business podcast provides entrepreneurs and business professionals the insight to further execute their vision […]

Meet ROAR For Good

Philadelphia startup takes on the devastating impact of sexual assault through wearable technology and a mission of education, awareness, and prevention. In 2014, Yasmine Mustafa spent six months traveling alone through South America. Along the journey, she repeatedly heard stories from women across the continent who had been sexually assaulted. When she returned to Philadelphia, […]

A Fresh, Data-Based Approach to College Applications

Philadelphia Startup College Money Search Offers A New View School is out for the summer and for some high school students that means it’s time to begin the college search. This process can be arduous with some many factors to consider: Reputation, degree programs, location, culture, and, of course, cost.  Financial aid expert Debbie Schwartz […]

Vet-Founded Startup Reimagines Contractor Services

Maintaining your yard just got a little easier thanks to a Philly startup In an antiquated and heavily cash-based market, GROUNDiT streamlines lawn care to benefit both consumers and landscape companies. The veteran-founded startup has modernized the way homeowners find landscaping service through seamless mobile work requests. “Our early positioning was as Uber for landscaping,” […]

VR Startup 5th Wall Breaks Through With Universal Pictures

Back in March 2016, little did two companies know that a serendipitous encounter on the SXSW tradeshow floor would lead to a successful partnership and pioneering work in the emerging field of virtual reality. But that’s exactly what happened when, two months later, Greg Reed, Vice President of Technology Partnerships for Universal Pictures came to […]