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Comcast reveals 11 startups for LIFT Labs Accelerator

Comcast has announced 11 startups selected for the fourth Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, powered by Techstars.

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Comcast has selected 11 startups for the fourth Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, with this year’s class participating in an immersive 12-week programme.

The startups were chosen for their potential to revolutionise industries across connected living, next-generation entertainment, the future of work and personalised experiences.

They will be mentored by more than 100 experts and industry leaders from across Comcast, including Universal Studios, Universal Theme Parks, DreamWorks Animation and NBCUniversal.

“We will work hand-in-hand with these companies to help them grow, learning as much from them as they learn from us,” said Comcast’s chief business development officer Sam Schwartz.

“This accelerator gives Comcast the opportunity to build long-term relationships with these carefully selected high-potential startups and I am excited to welcome this diverse and talented group of entrepreneurs into our fourth class.”

Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator

Upon completion of the programme, companies will participate in a Demo Day on November 4, presenting their businesses to venture capitalists, startup founders, business executives and media.

Techstars veteran KJ Singh will serve as the managing director of the 2021 accelerator and work alongside the Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs team.

Employee Cycle automates the HR reporting and analytics process by transforming disconnected staff data from multiple HR systems into one centralised and shareable HR dashboard.

Hollo is an AI-enabled talent experience platform that helps HR teams pre-qualify candidates for roles and helps resurface past applicants for future jobs that are a better match.

Holodia‘s platform Holofit is an immersive, hardware agnostic, connected FitTech platform that combines gaming and fitness, resulting in increased user engagement.

Husslup is a networked marketplace of creative professionals that makes discovery easier through personal profiles, verified credits and encrypted creative samples.

LootLocker is a game backend-as-a-service that unlocks cross-platform services for development teams, saving time and money.

Nagish‘s mobile app allows people who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate via phone by swiftly and accurately converting speech-to-text and text-to-speech.

Paco is an intelligent workflow assistant that helps eliminate distractions and capture tasks from multiple communication channels, enabling staff to focus on work.

Peek is a social reading app that creates a multiplayer reading experience, letting users buy books, talk in text, engage with authors and interact with other readers.

Sidewalk connects communities of business operators, giving them access to modern property and liability insurance at a much lower cost than other insurance providers.

Think Confluent is an AI assistant that analyses free form text feedback from staff to offer individualised action plans and actionable insights from managers.

Zoog is an asynchronous communication platform that allows users to bring any children’s book to life using modern AR, ML and advanced animation capabilities.

The Walt Disney Company recently announced the participants of the 2021 Disney Accelerator, including AR and AI companies and robot creators.

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Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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