Brown Scott

Scott Brown

Managing Director - UpRamp

Phil McKinney

Phil McKinney

CEO - CableLabs

Press Contact

Wayne Surdam

VP Communications - CableLabs

Tel: + 1.303.661.3766
w.surdam@cablelabs.com

Heather Daval

Edelman for CableLabs

Tel: +1.650.762.2979
heather.daval@edelman.com

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UpRamp is grad school for startups with a focus on the global cable & broadband industry.

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UpRamp, sponsored by CableLabs, accelerates startups in to the world’s most powerful broadband network.

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UpRamp is a 3 month, non-resident accelerator designed to connect established companies to the global cable & broadband ecosystem. Unlike traditional startup accelerators, every company graduates the program with real deals and reference customers.

 

Description

UpRamp (http://theupramp.com), a new kind of accelerator, is designed to skillfully connect startups and cable operators to amplify innovation that improves people’s experience with cable.  This is a new kind of accelerator for later stage emerging technology companies, designed to amplify startup success by guiding them to the world’s largest and most powerful broadband network. UpRamp was built to fill the gap between a startup’s time in a classic startup accelerator, and their ability to scale a business for the massive cable and broadband industry.  Unlike traditional accelerators, UpRamp is closer to an executive MBA for startups;  something we like to call a “Fiterator”.

Mission

The UpRamp Fiterator is designed to skillfully connect startups and cable operators to amplify innovation that improves people’s experience with cable.  At UpRamp we believe that people, communities and companies thrive when networks connect.

Vision

UpRamp will help established startups find true product/market fit in the global cable & broadband industry, in order to amplify innovation and connect the startup community with the most powerful broadband network in the world.

Boilerplate

UpRamp (http://theupramp.com) was founded to skillfully connect startups and cable operators in order to amplify innovation that improves people’s experience with cable.  This is a new kind of accelerator for later stage emerging technology companies, designed to amplify startup success by guiding them to the world’s largest and most powerful broadband network. UpRamp was built to fill the gap between a startup’s time in a classic startup accelerator, and their ability to scale a business for the massive cable and broadband industry.  

For more information or to apply for the Fiterator, visit TheUpRamp.com or email info @ theupramp.com

 

Story

For decades, CableLabs and our member operators have been at the forefront of the broadband revolution: connecting hundreds of millions of businesses and households to the Internet, connecting the many internet devices in the home, connecting families and the world to each other.

With the launch of UpRamp, CableLabs is connecting two of the most powerful networks in the world:  the exciting and growing network of startup companies, and the largest, most powerful broadband network in the world, run by our 55 global cable operator members.

UpRamp is designed to skillfully connect startups and cable operators to amplify innovation that improves people’s experience with cable.  This is a new kind of accelerator for later stage emerging technology companies, designed to amplify startup success by guiding them to the world’s largest and most powerful broadband network.

UpRamp is the first startup accelerator designed to help emerging technology companies find true product/market fit within a single global industry. UpRamp was built to fill the gap between a startup’s time in a classic startup accelerator, and their ability to scale a business for the massive cable and broadband industry.  Unlike traditional accelerators, UpRamp is closer to an executive MBA for startups;  something we like to call a “Fiterator”.

The UpRamp Fiterator is a 3 month, non-resident program for companies that already have a product in market, have either raised capital or built a sustaining revenue stream, and are looking to engage real customers in this massive and growing market.  While most accelerators close their program with a “demo day”, the outcome of the Fiterator is real deals and reference customers.  This highly selective program is limited to 4 startups per cohort, with each startup gaining access to our network of over 250 senior level mentors from CableLabs and our member operators, all focused on each company’s success.

At CableLabs, our goal is to bring new innovation into the cable ecosystem.  With UpRamp we are putting our expertise into the game, helping young companies find their fit and expand their network.  Because we believe that people, communities, and companies thrive when networks connect.  And that is the magic.

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