Company CEO in first episode of Comcast NBCUniversal’s program on Black and Latino entrepreneurs

Orlando, Fla. (February 16, 2023) — A local entrepreneur is the focus of tonight’s debut of season two of Founding in Color, a documentary series from Comcast Universal’s Lift Labs about the struggles of minority entrepreneurs.

Mexican-American Maryann Kilgallon, CEO and founder of Pink Lotus Technologies and the creator of the POMM connected care platform, spends time on the episode talking with three other entrepreneurs about their struggles and challenges and their successes and their dreams.

“It was great talking with founders from other industries and from around the country hearing their stories of obstacles and how they handled them,” Kilgallon says. “It was reassuring that I am not alone yet encouraging to hear about the wins and positive things they are doing in their communities.

“It was especially interesting sharing about our “early days” and truly inspiring knowing that our challenges were similar even though we were in different parts of the country,” she adds.

The docuseries was created to help shine the spotlight on startups founded by Latinos and African Americans and is a product of Lift Labs. During the show, the featured entrepreneurs who “get candid about navigating race, family, identity, mental health, and more, all while building and scaling businesses in America today.”

Kilgallon found out about the casting call from one of the season one founders. She submitted online in September and received a call back just two weeks later. Within a month, she was cast in season two.

Her story is certainly unique. She created the POMM connected care platform after seeing a news broadcast of a child dying in a locked car, bootstrapping the company until recently. She just had a soft launch of the first device, which automatically connects the wearer to caregivers and sends GPS location and the user’s profile to 911 emergency services when needed.

She traveled to Philadelphia in October for four days to film the episode. The show features 11 entrepreneurs from around the country, with four entrepreneurs featured in each episode.

“My purpose in doing this series was to inspire others to follow their dreams and be prepared for hard work, but it can be the most rewarding life experience,” Kilgallon says. “Being an entrepreneur is not easy, but having a group of people who I met through Founding in Color as friends and advisors is only going to help me grow and scale over the years.”

Tonight’s episode can be viewed via the streaming service Peacock and for more information on the program, please click here.


For more information please contact:

For Pink Lotus Technologies: Maryann Kilgallon, CEO, Pink Lotus Technologies, 407-575-4912,

For the UCF Business Incubation Program: Michael Weiss, UCF Business Incubation Program, 321-281-8384, or Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470,

About Pink Lotus Technologies, Inc.

Pink Lotus Technologies is a product development company and the producers of POMM®, a wearable technology product with a connected mobile app that gives peace of mind to families while connecting their profile and location directly over 5,500 emergency communication centers across America. To learn more, visit:


About the UCF Business Incubation Program:

The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has provided vital business development resources resulting in over 300 local startup companies reaching their potential faster and graduating into the community where they continue to grow and positively impact the local economy.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. For the 2017/2018 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped to sustain more than 6,725 local jobs and have had a cumulative impact of over $725 million on regional GDP and over $1.3 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned more than $12.00 in state and local taxes for every $1.00 invested in the program. In addition, for every $1.00 of public investment the firms also produced $118 of additional regional GDP and $226 of regional sales.  For more information, visit