Comcast NBCUniversal has announced the launch of SportsTech, a global accelerator for sports technology startups, the company said.
SportsTech will feature an unprecedented partnership of three of Comcast NBCUniversal´s sports brands — NBC Sports, Sky Sports and Golf Channel — alongside NASCAR and two US Olympic sports organizations: US Ski & Snowboard and USA Swimming. Comcast Ventures, the company´s San Francisco-based venture capital arm, will round out the partnership. Each partner will serve on an advisory committee that influences the innovation priorities of SportsTech, and each will provide startups with direct access to strategic industry relationships, mentorship, and partnership opportunities.
Early stage startups from around the world are encouraged to apply for the inaugural class, which will begin in August, at www.comcastsportstech.com.
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