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Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs Competition to Award $600,000 in Prizes for Best Use of Tech

Thursday, February 19, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs Competition to Award $600,000 in Prizes for Best Use of Tech

 

Philadelphia – February 3, 2015 – Comcast Business announced that for the second consecutive year the company will seek out the nation’s most innovative startup companies and entrepreneurs to compete in the Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs competition. Based on a 250-word essay submission, applicants will answer the question “How will $30,000 help you take your business to the next level?”

Startups and entrepreneurs are encouraged to visit business.comcast.com/i4E to submit their application and essay and review the full program details. Entries are due by March 15, 2015. Last year’s winners came from a wide range of industries; including a women’s clothing designer from Delaware, a healthcare management company from Maryland, a business video producer from California, a mobile pet grooming service from Texas, a knitting materials supplier from Georgia and an animal hospital from Florida.

“Startups and entrepreneurs play a critical role in driving our nation’s economy and creating new jobs, and we want to recognize and assist startups and small businesses that are using technology to make a difference for their customers, employees and our economy,” said Bill Stemper, president of Comcast Business. “The Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs program is designed to take the next step in innovation and continue to grow their business.”

Entries will be judged and two winners will be selected in each of the 16 Comcast Business Regions: one winner for startup companies (in business less than two years) and one winner for entrepreneurs (in business for more than two years). The 32 regional winners will each earn $10,000 in cash.

From the regional winners, six grand prize winners will be selected – three startups and three entrepreneurs – who will earn an additional $20,000 in cash, plus a trip to Philadelphia and business advice from industry experts, including Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine, Wharton entrepreneurship lecturer and DreamIt Ventures’ Director Patrick Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President of Business Development at Comcast Sam Schwartz, and Managing Director of Comcast Ventures Louis Toth.

Regional winners will be notified the week of April 27, 2015. Public voting for the 32 regional winners will be heldApril 27 – May 10, 2015. The six grand prize winners will be announced the week of June 1, 2015 with an awards event planned for August 2015.

About Comcast Business

Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast Cable, provides advanced communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business objectives. Through a next-generation network that is backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast delivers Business Internet, Ethernet, TV and a full portfolio of Voice services for cost-effective, simplified communications management. For more information, call 866-429-3085. Follow us on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social.

For more information, call 866-429-3085. Follow us on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social.


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