From Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs, it's Ideas Elevated: the podcast that elevates innovative products to their full potential.
Join host Danielle Cohn as she explores the tools and tactics that successful entrepreneurs, industry experts, and up-and-coming CEOs use to take their ideas, products, and startups to the next level.
Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs gives talented entrepreneurs access to Comcast NBCUniversal’s renowned network of partners, brands and mentors to foster rapid breakthroughs in connectivity, media, and entertainment.
Emily Heyward: Building A Brand People Love
Emily Heyward is a ground-breaking entrepreneur and branding expert that has helped companies like Casper and Allbirds become household names. She was named as one of the Most Important Entrepreneurs of the Decade by Inc. Magazine and was selected as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Most Powerful Women of 2019. In this episode, Emily and Danielle will discuss the questions that entrepreneurs should ask themselves when they build their brands. You’ll learn why strong, authentic branding is vital to a company’s success. And, you’ll hear Emily’s advice on how to stand out from the competition in the hyper-competitive start-up scene.
Shanel Fields: How to Recruit the Right Investors
Shanel Fields is the dynamic Founder and CEO of telemedicine service MD Ally. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Techstars, a startup accelerator. Throughout Shanel’s career, she has combined her technology expertise and passion for healthcare equality to bring innovation to the public safety space. In this episode, Shanel and Danielle will discuss how Shanel obtained the funding and partnerships she needed to grow her company. You’ll learn what to look for in an investor-entrepreneur relationship. And, Shanel will discuss how current public safety events have inspired her future plans for her business.
Yancey Strickler: Better Decisions that will Kickstart Your Company
Yancey Strickler cofounded Kickstarter, the global crowdfunding platform for founders. Kickstarter went on to become the number one network in the world for supporting and growing new creative ideas.
More recently, he has written a book called This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World.
In this episode, Yancey chats with Comcast's SVP of Community Impact, Dalila Wilson-Scott.
They’ll relive moments that challenged Yancey and his co-founders as they built Kickstarter, and eventually how he knew it was time to move on.
Yancey will also share his decision-making framework that will help you and your team build better decisions for your startup.
Alex Kantrowitz: How The Tech Titans Still Operate Like Startups
Alex Kantrowitz is the founder of Big Technology, a independent newsletter and podcast that focuses on the tech giants. He’s the author of Always Day One: How The Tech Titans Plan To Stay On Top Forever, a book that explores how even the most successful companies still operate like startups.
In this episode, Alex and Danielle chat about the Always Day One concept, and how companies can adopt this mentality in order to succeed.
They also talk about the difference between being a visionary and a facilitator, and how every founder must find a sustainable balance between the two.
Cal Fussman: Lessons from World Leaders and Icons
Cal Fussman is a New York Times bestselling author, longtime Esquire writer, corporate consultant, and host of the Big Questions podcast.
He’s best known for his column in Esquire magazine, where he’s interviewed leaders such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Jeff Bezos, Muhammad Ali, and so many more.
In this episode, Cal chats with Luke Butler, Senior Director of LIFT Labs, about taking the lessons he’s learned from world icons and sharing them with founders that are building the world of tomorrow.
And, Cal will share tips on how to navigate the uncertainty of our current unprecedented times.
Natalie Nixon: Balancing Wonder and Rigor to Stay Creative
Natalie W. Nixon is a PHD, strategist, and a regular contributor to INC online magazine.
Her latest book The Creativity Leap, provides a fresh look into how to cultivate creativity in the workplace.
In this episode, Keenan Corrigan chats with Natalie about her wide-ranging background in cultural anthropology, fashion, and service design.
You’ll learn the difference between wonder and rigor, and how the secret to creativity is balancing those two things.
And, you’ll hear Natalie’s advice on how you can be as creative as possible in taking your business to the next level.
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Great listen for entrepreneurs
The Nolan Bushnell episode had me hooked. Now I’m tearing through every episode. Great stuff so far.