Minority Techies Get A Boost From Comcast

September 28, 2011  |  

Part of the NBC Comcast merger involved Comcast providing a certain amount of support to Black representation in the media. Well, months after hearing about Comcast’s $20 million investment initative, we’re seeing some progress.

DreamIt Ventures and Comcast have created the Minority Entrepreneur Accelerator Program and have selected five programs to participate.

According to Black Web 2.0, the startups include:

ElectNext, a company that works like a dating site, for your elections. Clients can compare candidates and find the perfect fit.

Kwelia, a company that produces quantitatively derived analytical tools that will facilitate decision-making for residential real estate.

Metalayer, a visual search company that turns the real world into sortable data.

Qwite, a location-based service, taking clients where they want to go — from intent, to experience and memories.

ThaTrunk Inc., a company that uses mobile commerce and geocast technology to help digital creators resonate with their fans and potential consumers.

The program will provide mentoring, office space, as well as accounting, legal and administrative support for three months. At the end of the program, the participants will pitch their ideas to investors at a demo day in Philadelphia.

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