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Brown Scott

Scott Brown

Managing Director - UpRamp

Phil McKinney

Phil McKinney

CEO - CableLabs

Press Contact

Ann Finnie

Director of Communications

Tel: + 1.669.777.9036
a.finnie@cablelabs.com

Jodi Mouratis

Edelman

Tel: + 1.650.762.2930
jodi.mouratis@edelman.com

One Liners

One Sentence: 

UpRamp is a platform that connects startups to the global cable & broadband industry.

A bit more: 

UpRamp, backed by CableLabs, builds extraordinary connections between startups and the world’s most powerful network in the world: the global video-broadband-wireless eco-system.

Elevator Pitch: 

UpRamp, backed by CableLabs, skilfully connects the startup world to the global cvideo-broadband-wireless eco-system. We don’t just make connections, we make commitments. We are powered by a $500 billion cable industry, but we come from the world of grassroots innovation. We amplify success by guiding startups to the world’s largest and most powerful network, because it is our passionate belief that people, communities and companies thrive when networks connect.

 

Description

UpRamp, a new kind of startup platform, is designed to skillfully connect startups and cable operators to amplify innovation that improves people’s experience with video-broadband-wireless.  This includes a new kind of accelerator (The Fiterator) for later stage tech startups, designed to amplify startup success by guiding them to the world’s largest and most powerful broadband network and delivering deals. UpRamp was built to fill the gap between a startup’s time spent in growth stage and their ability to scale a business for the massive cable and broadband industry.  

Mission

UpRamp is designed to skillfully connect startups and multi-service 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 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 network in the world.

Boilerplate

UpRamp (http://www.upramp.com) was founded to skillfully connect startups and cable operators in order to amplify innovation that improves people’s experience with video-broadband-wireless. Backed by CableLabs, a non-profit Innovation and R&D  Lab founded in 1988 by members of the cable television industry, CableLabs develops technologies and specifications for the secure delivery of high speed data, video, voice and next generation services. It also provides testing, certification facilities and technical leadership for the industry.

UpRamp was founded to skillfully connect startups to cable operators in order to foster innovation that improves people’s experience with cable and broadband. The UpRamp Fiterator is a new kind of accelerator for later stage technology companies, designed to amplify startups’ success by directly linking them to opportunities within the global cable industry.

For more in depth information about each of the programs visit UpRamp.com or email info@upramp.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 61 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 platform 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 platform designed to help emerging technology companies find true product/market fit within a single global industry. UpRamp was created to build connections that dramatically impact each startup’s growth and their ability to scale a business for the massive cable and broadband industry.

The Fiterator: Unlike traditional accelerators, UpRamp Fiterator is closer to an executive MBA for startups. 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 thousands of 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 these extradorinary connections will change the world. 

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