BOOMTOWN LANDS COMCAST CONTRACT
Comcast NBC Universal has tapped Boulder’s Boomtown to run The Farm, an Atlanta-based accelerator for companies focused on mobility, connectivity and communications.
It’s Boomtown’s first program outside of Boulder.
Applications will open this summer and the first class will start at the beginning of 2018.
“Atlanta has all the features you want in an up-and-coming ecosystem,” said Toby Krout, Boomtown’s managing director. “Innovation thrives in physical locations where other creative and entrepreneurial people intersect. Partnering with a company like Comcast is going to amplify those results.”
Although The Farm has a focus on communications, innovative companies in multiple spaces will be considered.
The Farm will be part of Comcast’s LIFT Labs for Entrepreneurs program, which will open in Philadelphia early next year. (LIFT stands for “Leveraging Innovation for Tomorrow.”)
Comcast has teamed with Boomtown before, sponsoring the Connectivity Lab in Boulder, which focuses on developing internet of things (IoT) products.
An artist’s rendering of Comcast NBC Universal’s The Farm.