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Comcast Launches New Philadelphia Accelerator

Comcast Launches New Philadelphia Accelerator

The company is eying Israeli startups for the program, one person familiar with the matter said

Meir Orbach | 18:13  16.01.2018

Last week, U.S. based telecommunications conglomerate Comcast announced a new accelerator program. Called Comcast NBCUniversal Lift Labs the accelerator will be operated in collaboration with startup accelerator firm Techstars Central LLC.

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Comcast is eying Israeli startups for the program, one person familiar with the matter said in an interview with Calcalist speaking on conditions of anonymity.

Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts. Photo: Bloomberg Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts. Photo: Bloomberg Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts. Photo: Bloomberg

According to the statement, the thirteen-weeks program, operating in Philadelphia, will accept about ten companies and is scheduled to launch in July.

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The accelerator will offer participating companies the chance to work with mentors and product experts from all Comcast businesses, including the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, film studios, cable networks. The accelerator will focus, among other things, on smart cities, digital wellness, entertainment applications, digital marketing, and connectivity.

Founded in 2006 by David G. Cohen and David Brown, Techstars also operates accelerator programs for General Electric, Ford, Bosch and Amazon Alexa. The company is based in Colorado with additional offices in Australia, North America, and Europe.

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