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Comcast NBCUniversal has a vast network of connectivity, media, entertainment, sports and tech leaders, and subject matter experts interested in mentoring founders. Many of our leaders are former founders or startups with professional backgrounds and skill sets that can help elevate your product or technology.

Apply to CONNECT with one of our business leaders who may be able to help you
overcome a challenge, problem-solve or grow your skills.

Applications are currently closed.
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Looking for guidance about a specific challenge facing your company?

This program can help. Through CONNECT, Comcast NBCUniversal employees with relevant expertise and experience are
connected to startup founders (you!) to offer advice on a particular challenge in a short-term mentorship engagement.

Is this the right
program for you?

We would like to be able to help all
startups, but CONNECT will best
serve those that are: 

  • Tech-enabled

  • Broadly relevant to an enterprise or strategically-aligned with one of our focus areas


    Connectivity powers how we live, work, entertain ourselves and stay healthy in the home or on the go. New immersive experiences will become the norm and demand increased bandwidth, speed, and interoperability.


    New technologies and platforms are merging the physical and digital, bringing us together in previously unimagined ways with accessibility, community, and personalization at the forefront. As these technologies and trends advance, they will unlock even broader opportunities to redefine the nature of entertainment, experience, and participation.


    The new hybrid workforce requires enhanced collaboration tools. Privacy and security are top of mind as the internet turns toward decentralization, and sustainability imperatives are at the core of many business challenges. Advancements in AI, ML, edge computing, and blockchain are reshaping the very nature of the smart enterprise.


    Startups are actively changing the world of competitive and professional sports providing players and teams with a competitive edge built on technology and innovation.

  • Post ideation stage – must have a company, not just the idea

These connections are for mentorship and collaboration on specific challenges, they are not intended to be sales or
business development opportunities.

Next Steps
Submit an application that includes details on why you’re seeking mentorship and what business challenges we can help solve with you. Be specific!
We will review applications and select startups to participate in each cycle.
If you are selected, we will match you with a mentor that has the right skills to help you tackle the challenge you’re facing.
After connecting you with your mentor, our team will conduct check-ins and offer support as needed.

“I had a great match! I needed someone who has different skills than I do and I got that. I am also so grateful that she is willing to be in this beyond one meeting. I feel like I have someone on my team.”

Joelle Tolifero, Founder & CEO, Your Care Collective

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