Together, we’ll change the game
Here’s how we’ll work with you in the accelerator
Win With a Strong Foundation
Our accelerator program will provide you with ample opportunities to examine and strengthen the essentials to building a successful business that fits into the world of sports—from partnering with the biggest names in the industry to providing your team with all of the components and knowledge to set you up for success.
- Our partners are your partners. No other program offers founders the opportunity to work directly with industry leaders like the ones in our consortium
- Identify target customers and tap into new markets
- Build financial models, accurately forecast, and develop funding strategies
- Connect your unique vision and mission to branding, marketing, and fundraising
Hone and Execute Your Core Strategy
Comcast SportsTech provides the time, space, and feedback to quickly build, test, iterate, and learn — the necessary ingredients to get traction on your product and graduate with clarity about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it.
- Identify and articulate your company’s key innovations
- Experiment on core assumptions to validate your direction
- Build successful storytelling that engages customers and startup investors
Assemble Your Dream Team
What separates Comcast SportsTech from other accelerators is access to a global network of partners that will serve as your advisors, coaches, experts, and mentors. Together, they’ll assist you every step of the way, encouraging your progress and cheering for your success.
- We’ll connect you to the perfect partners from Comcast’s global network
- Tap our network to learn about ways to sidestep the difficult issues you’ll encounter around branding, financial, legal, sales, marketing and fundraising
- Nothing inspires victory more than connecting to those who’ve accomplished it before you. Our vast alumni network puts you in contact with fellow founders and company builders
What you get
Entrepreneurs and founders selected for this cohort will receive $50,000 seed capital plus all accelerator benefits, in exchange for a minimum of 6% common stock.
Sports is rapidly changing, and our programming adapts content to educate, support, and set up entrepreneurs to win and succeed when, and where, they need it most.
In addition, participating teams will receive $1.7 million in perks as well as invaluable connections to the biggest players and professionals in the sporting world.
What we’ve done
We invite selected startups to participate in a 12-week, custom startup accelerator. Our program is powered by Boomtown Accelerators, a Boulder, Colorado-based organization that has invested in more than:
What types of companies are you looking for?
We’re a sports technology accelerator, and we look for teams that are developing a product with a technology focus that fits within one of our verticals. However, some of the best solutions land outside of those constraints.
The most important thing to remember is that we are looking for teams that are solving problems our partners find particularly interesting. We look for teams with coachable founders who are solving meaningful problems and we encourage teams from around the globe to apply.
Is my startup too early/too far along?
Successful teams in our program arrive in many different stages. The ideal company has a product that is mature enough that if one of our partners expresses interest in working with them, the company will be able to execute on a pilot within a reasonable period of time (a few weeks, vs months). Most companies coming in have existing paying customers and have raised capital, but that is not a requirement; the important part is that the product is at a stage that it can be put to the test.
Do I have to be based in Atlanta for the 3-month program?
We continue to assess the health situation and risks associated with in person programming. The reintroduction of in person cohorts will be done thoughtfully, with all required safety protocols in place to insure the health and welfare of our Founders, our Team, our Mentors, and our Partners. Optimally, we expect future cohorts to contain a combination of both in person and virtual programming.
How many founders should we have?
Ideally, we’d like at least two full-time founders to be in the 12-week program. We like to have a CEO and CTO, so you have a diversity of skill sets represented in the program. However, we know that every company is different. If this is not possible for you, we still encourage you to apply or to reach out to us so we can better understand your situation. It is possible to have a successful company as a solo founder (we’ve already had one), but we have found that in order to fully maximize the resources we provide you during the program, you need at least two people.
When does the program run?
The 2022 program runs February to May, with Demo Day in late May.
What if I have made significant changes to my application? How do I provide updates?
On your F6S application, there is an option to provide updates to your application. We append these updates to your application.
Do you accept founders from outside of the U.S.?
Yes, we welcome applicants from around the world.