Author Archives: Entrepreneurial Engagement Team

10 Ways to Connect with Comcast NBCUniversal at PTW17

No matter where you are during Philly Tech Week 2017, chances are your partners at Comcast NBCUniversal will be there, too! Philly Tech Week is the city’s biggest, annual celebration of tech and innovation, and #PTW17 is filled with exceptional experiences from April 28 – May 6. With such a packed calendar, it might be […]

VR Startup 5th Wall Breaks Through With Universal Pictures

Back in March 2016, little did two companies know that a serendipitous encounter on the SXSW tradeshow floor would lead to a successful partnership and pioneering work in the emerging field of virtual reality. But that’s exactly what happened when, two months later, Greg Reed, Vice President of Technology Partnerships for Universal Pictures came to […]

Comcast NBCUniversal Announces Launch of Startup Accelerator “The Farm”

Located in The Battery adjacent to SunTrust Park, The Farm will deliver support programs for entrepreneurs built around a tech startup accelerator managed by Boomtown ATLANTA — March 23, 2017 — Comcast NBCUniversal announced The Farm Startup Accelerator today, the latest initiative as part of LIFT Labs for Entrepreneurs, a multi-city entrepreneurial support program announced […]

Comcast Boosts Startups With LIFT Labs For Entrepreneurs

Comcast has a long history supporting startups, which isn’t surprising for a company that was started by the entrepreneurial Ralph Roberts, the late Philadelphian who parlayed selling men’s belts and suspenders door-to-door into one of the world’s biggest telecommunications and media companies. This week Comcast announced the Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs for Entrepreneurs, a multi-city […]

Comcast Is the Latest Media Giant to Try its Own Startup Accelerator

Comcast is creating a multi-city startup accelerator as the telecom giant looks to nurture the next big thing in the media and entertainment sectors. On Monday, the Philadelphia-based company and its NBCUniversal unit announced the launch of LIFT Labs for Entrepreneurs, a program aimed at fostering startups focused on media, entertainment, and connectivity. Comcast will […]

Comcast NBCUniversal is launching a Techstars-powered accelerator called LIFT Labs

Comcast NBCUniversal is getting into the startup accelerator game with a program called LIFT Labs for Entrepreneurs. The plan is to launch the first LIFT (“Leveraging Innovation For Tomorrow”) Labs location in early 2018, in Philadelphia’s Comcast Technology Center, with an Atlanta location also opening next year. In addition to the accelerator (which will be […]