Comcast just launched a startup accelerator to help it grab a slice of the $32 billion sports-tech industry — and entrepreneurs looking for funding in 2020 should take note

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Comcast is launching a new startup accelerator focused exclusively on sports technology companies, a gambit by the cable giant to tap into the projected $32 billion industry.The company is partnering with startup bootcamp Boomtown Accelerators, as well as brands NBC Sports, Sky Sports, and Golf Channel, NASCAR, US Ski & Snowboard, and USA Swimming. Comcast is banking on that consortium of partners differentiating it from the pack of other similar incubators, according to Will Connors, president of Comcast Cable’s central division. Each participant will receive a $50,000 investment and other perks, like discounted cloud storage from vendors like Amazon Web Services, totaling as much as $20 million in annual investments from Comcast. Click here for more BI Prime content.Comcast is trying to get a slice of the potentially $32 billion sports technology market. The cable giant on Tuesday announced a new startup accelerator called SportsTech focused exclusively on helping industry entrepreneurs across the globe scale their small businesses. The deadline for applications is May 15, with the first class of startups beginning the three-month program in Atlanta in August 2020. “We’re at this really interesting intersection between technology and sport, and entrepreneuri

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