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The Fiterator:  Validation is Sweet

Just like the companies we help, we are also entrepreneurs.  And in the same way we counsel our teams to validate their ideas and solutions, we do the same with ours. And as all entrepreneurs know, validation tastes so sweet!  

We set out on a mission to find four tech companies that could have a significant impact on the cable and broadband industry.  We wanted to make the cable industry...

The Adventure of Entering a New Market – A Review of Our Time in the Fiterator

by Barry Rudolph | Jan 19, 2017 | Cable | Growth | Fiterator | Startup

Everyone hates calling customer service to report an outage in their cable TV or internet service. From the customer’s point of view, it feels a bit like you are a passenger on an airplane having to tell the pilot the engine is on fire. Customers should not have to tell a provider when their service is impacted, the provider should know and be taking actions to eliminate the impact. From the...

Top Four Things We Learned in the Fiterator

Have you ever had that moment of frustration when you are streaming your favorite song via Wi-Fi on your smartphone and you leave the building, and the signal gets weak enough that you can’t continue to listen? Why can’t the cell network take over so your connection doesn’t drop and your song keeps streaming, you wonder? Or better yet, why can’t the cellular network work together with Wi-Fi to...

A Personalized Approach to the Accelerator Model

Picking a movie or show to watch on Friday night is hard enough when you are by yourself. But add a friend or significant other into the mix and that task can become downright impossible. At MediaHound, we solve this specific problem with an app called Date Night that recommends movies for two people. That app is just one example of how everyone at our company is obsessed with finding that...

The Fiterator – Helping Startups Find Product Fit in the Cable/Broadband Industry

by Lisa Schwab | Sep 26, 2016 | Fiterator

Last month, we announced the four selected companies for our first accelerator cohort starting this fall. The Fiterator™ was developed to help emerging technology companies find product fit in the global cable and broadband industry.  The differentiator is that with our program, they end with deals, not just a demo day.  This is a win for both sides because the cable industry will benefit from...

Meet the 4 Startups Selected for the First UpRamp™ Fiterator™ Program

by mmoffett | Aug 7, 2016 | Fiterator | Startups

UpRamp’s Fiterator launched earlier this year to offer startups an accelerator that offers actual deals, not just demo days. There are many programs out there that bring advice and introductions to the table…and sometimes even investment capital. But not always. Fiterator is different – it is more of a graduate program for later stage startups who already have a product, and are now looking...