Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech is changing the way sports are played, both on and off the field. Because the world of sports is changing so rapidly, we understand that it’s critical to identify, invest and support the next generation of entrepreneurs and startup founders who are actively changing the world of competitive and professional sports. Driven by Comcast NBCUniversal and a stable of well-known partners, brands, and professional sports organizations, our 12-week program is customized for you whether you’ve been tinkering with a brilliant idea, or you’re about to launch.
The Sports Tech Accelerator is sponsored by ComcastNBCUniversal
Our newest accelerator provides sports tech startups with the resources and relationships to succeed by giving them access to an unrivaled combination of advisors and a custom sports tech curriculum shaped by industry experts. Sports Tech 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 and Snowboard and USA Swimming. Comcast Ventures, Comcast’s San Francisco-based venture capital firm, will round out the partnership in an advisory role.
Every technology innovation has the opportunity to change and influence the way we experience sports.
We seek to invest in platforms and products that help players perform at their ultimate best.
Media and Entertainment
Immersive and interactive media is fueling video production and democratization of both production and sports video content is creating entirely new distribution models for new companies that had never even been considered part of the sports media ecosystem.
Venue and Event Innovation
Because fans can watch sports virtually anywhere, stadiums are being built with the latest technology enhancements that can create an unparalleled gameday experience.
Team and Coach Success
Increasing development around advanced applications, sensors, and wearables is allowing teams to understand, track, and analyze player performance like never before.
Business of Sports
Sports teams are focusing more on new forms of business like eCommerce and are enabled to do so with new tools that enhance cybersecurity, data visualization, and even booking platforms that put the power of ticketing in the hands of the sports team.
Fantasy Sports and Betting
Media and entertainment companies could generate $9B of gambling revenue over the next few years. The opportunities to arise from fantasy sports and game wagering will need a robust technological backbone to support it.
Together, 23.9 million eSports fans there will generate $17.13 per fan this year. We believe how Americans watch and play eSports will greatly define the sports landscape for decades to come.