Though Comcast is known internationally, it supports entrepreneurs locally by helping fund the tech needs of local businesses and investing in local startups. The global media and technology company also hosts events such as meetups and hackathons, which give technologists the opportunity to hack solutions, win prizes and receive mentorship. "The team at Comcast NBCUniversal is looking to innovate everything we do and we welcome new business partners - ranging from the latest customer service solutions to new media technologies that complement the X1 experience," said Comcast Chief Business Development Officer Sam Schwartz. Comcast invests in local startups through Genacast Ventures, a partnership between investor Gil Beyda and Comcast Ventures that helps fuel early-stage companies in the area, including LeadID, Invite Media and Packlate.com.
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