The leading entertainment firm Comcast NBCUniversal is planning to start the startup accelerator program called Lift Labs for Entrepreneurs.
Comcast is planning to launch its first Lift Lab in Philadelphia by early 2018, with an Atlanta location also opening by next year. Beside the accelerator program (which will be run in partnership with Techstars) Lift Labs will also provide an resources to entrepreneurs.
“Lift Labs is a partnership between Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal (both are under the corporate umbrella of Comcast),” Comcast Spokesperson said. The startup program will be focused on Media, Entertainment and connectivity sector” He added.
In an press release issued by Director of Business Development for Comcast Cable, Sam Schwartz says “Comcast’s startup was ,more than 50 years ago in Philadelphia, and we realize the importance of entrepreneurship to help the stimulate growth, innovation and economy”.
“We are pleased to work together and to learn from some of the best entrepreneurs, offering access to our experienced innovators to assist them to grow their businesses and make them to the next level”. He added