We partner with enterprise-ready startups to test new products, technologies, and processes that solve business challenges and meet customer needs. This open innovation process – based on industry best practices and team learnings – identifies opportunities for partnerships and commercial agreements between Comcast NBCUniversal and startups on the eve of large-scale commercialization.
An enterprise-ready startup with a product or service
in market or very close to it.
Your partner in anchoring or expanding your
enterprise client roster.
LiftOff Financial Impact Challenge:
Enabling Capital and Credit Opportunities for Underrepresented Communities
Underrepresented communities struggle to build and maintain credit,
get access to capital, and build overall wealth. This challenge is for
business owners and entrepreneurs from these communities. Comcast
NBCUniversal has deep relationships with underrepresented business-owners
and entrepreneurs and their customers and is seeking startups addressing
these systemic challenges.
These action-oriented solutions should be post-MVP and enable trust in, access to and strengthening of the financial safety net for consumer and business long-term success. Example solutions include (but are not limited to): building and maintaining credit, alternative pathways to credit, capital access, banking or lending, payment alternatives, financial processing, consumer behaviors and habit building.
LIFToff Beyond Viewing: Interactivity and the Evolution of the TV’s Role in the Home
How will people interact with and use their TVs in the future? Comcast NBCUniversal seeks emerging technologies and enterprise-ready startups to enhance their existing products & services by driving differentiated experiences in the home via TV.
LIFToff Smart, Sustainable Environments Challenge
Comcast seeks startups and new technologies that improve efficiency, operations, visibility, sustainability, connectivity, analytics, and occupant experience.
LIFToff Accessibility Challenge
We believe individuals with disabilities, their loved ones, and caregivers want easy-to-set-up and use tech and adaptive, real-time communication/notifications to stay connected, safe, and informed.
HOW PARTNERSHIPS BEGIN
LIFTOff ChallengesEach LIFToff challenge is connected to a specific focus area and business leader at Comcast NBCUniversal. Startups with potential solutions should apply to participate in the challenge. The possible results include an accelerated proof of concept and a paid pilot and/or commercial agreement with Comcast NBCUniversal.
Year-Round Business DevelopmentIn addition to the targeted LIFTOff challenges, we continually search for tech-focused connectivity, media, entertainment and sports startups with the potential to transform products and services for our customers. If you think you’re a fit, submit your proposal at any time. Our team reviews and evaluates each submission and will contact you for additional information or to schedule office hours to learn more.
Share Your Business Proposal
- Enterprise Experience: Startup has Global 2000 companies as customers, or has executed pilots and/or POCs with them; implemented on production data; has ability to support an enterprise customer, ideally at scale
- Product Maturity: Product is beyond prototype mode and is production-ready
- Investment and Funding: Funded by reputable VCs, at a series indicating sufficient market validation, or generating business-sustaining revenue
- Leadership Team: Unique expertise on the business challenge presented
- Technology Differentiators: Ready for production scale implementation; Should meet requirements for privacy and security/data segregation
Selected LIFToff participants may be eligible for the following opportunities, including:
- Partnership and/or commercial agreement from Comcast NBCUniversal LIFTLabs
- Exclusive access to the Comcast NBCUniversal network
- Access to Comcast NBCUniversal expertise, testing environments, and data sets to further develop your offering
About Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs
Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs, part Startup Engagement at Comcast NBCUniversal, gives talented entrepreneurs access to Comcast NBCUniversal’s renowned network of partners, brands and mentors to foster rapid breakthroughs in connectivity, media and entertainment. Startup Engagement at Comcast NBCUniversal has entrepreneurial programs across the country, including three accelerators in Philadelphia and Atlanta, and offers educational resources and programming for companies at all stages of the startup journey. Our teams canvas the world for revolutionary startup founders and early-stage companies in connectivity, media, entertainment, and sports that can help enhance the products and services we provide. Visit ComcastNBCULIFT.com to learn more.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky. Comcast Cable is one of the United States’ largest high-speed internet, video, and phone providers to residential customers under the Xfinity brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the Xfinity brand. NBCUniversal is global and operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures, and Universal Parks and Resorts. Sky is one of Europe’s leading media and entertainment companies, connecting customers to a broad range of video content through its pay television services. It also provides communications services, including residential high-speed internet, phone, and wireless services. Sky operates the Sky News broadcast network and sports and entertainment networks, produces original content, and has exclusive content rights. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.