Maya Baratz is the Managing Director of Techstars‘ new accelerator program with Comcast NBCUniversal. She actively invests in media, entertainment and connectivity startups. Promising startups in these verticals are encouraged to apply for her program beginning in January 2018. Maya has been an active startup advisor and recent Harvard University Nieman Fellow with a deep footing in and passion for consumer products. She has led the strategy and development of new-to-market digital products and revenue streams, most recently as the Head of New Product Strategy and Development at Disney/ABC Television and, prior to that, as a product and media executive for companies including The Wall Street Journal, MTV, Flickr and Maya has also written extensively about technology and startups for publications including Fortune, Fast Company, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal. And she has created and led a product development course at institutions including Columbia Business School and General Assembly. She can be reached via Twitter @mbaratz.