BOOMTOWN LANDS COM­CAST CON­TRACT

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS - By Shay Cas­tle

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.

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