Comcast Collaborates with Galvanize to Power Entrepreneurs

  Comcast Collaborates with Galvanize to Power Entrepreneurs

 Galvanize creates an “innovation ecosystem” for entrepreneurs and innovators
                     with Comcast Business Class services

Business Wire

DENVER -- January 16, 2013

Comcast Corporation, one of the nation's leading providers of information and
communications products and services, announced that Galvanize has selected
Comcast Business Class Ethernet to provide bandwidth connectivity to its
entrepreneur and startup company members.

Galvanize is an innovation ecosystem that provides capital, community and
curriculum to some of Denver’s leading digital entrepreneurs and hottest
technology startups, including ROXIMITY, Uber, GoSpotCheck, Forkly, and
others.

“We chose Comcast because they were not only the clear leader for Business
Class Ethernet, but they came highly recommended from trusted friends,
colleagues, and other businesses in the area,” said Jim Deters, founder of
Galvanize. “Comcast's strong interest in aligning with a community focused on
innovation affirmed in our mind that we had found the right partner. The
planning, guidance, and delivery provided by the Comcast team gave all the
companies in our space rock solid service on which to run their businesses.
High-speed connectivity is like oxygen to our community – it must be insanely
fast, plentiful and be reliable.”

Galvanize creates a community for startups that range in size and growth,
starting with a community area with “hot desks,” which are designed for the
earliest of startups or solo innovators working remotely. For companies
further along on the growth continuum, Galvanize offers permanent desks as
well as “G Suites,” which remain part of the larger entrepreneurial community.
Galvanize’s building is open to its members 24/7 and also features Gather, a
full-service café for the public and community to come together, work and
create. However, the community built within Galvanize is the true
differentiator for entrepreneurs and startups. Galvanize creates a community
that is a sum greater than its parts, allowing for knowledge sharing across
company lines and varying disciplines.

Because Internet security and speed were primary considerations at Galvanize,
Comcast installed both an Ethernet Dedicated Internet (EDI) and Ethernet
Private Line (EPL) connection. Designed for organizations needing more
bandwidth and a highly secure, dedicated connection between their existing
Local Area Network and the public Internet, Ethernet Dedicated Internet
provides an Ethernet Virtual Connection from the Galvanize location to a
Comcast Internet Point of Presence router. The building is connected to 300
Mbps of service to start, which is scalable to 2 Gbps.

“For entrepreneurs, we know that scalable and reliable connectivity is second
only to coffee in terms of importance,” said Rich Jennings, regional senior
vice president of Comcast in Colorado. “While Comcast isn’t in the caffeine
business, we have connectivity handled. It’s no secret that advanced
technology is the foundation for success in the startup world, and that’s why
it’s so rewarding to partner with forward thinking organizations such as
Galvanize to support entrepreneurs and power the next generation of
innovation.”

About Galvanize

Galvanize creates an ecosystem for entrepreneurship through venture capital,
community and curriculum. Galvanize launched its first 30,000-square-foot
collaborative workplace facility at 1062 Delaware on October 22, 2012 and is
home to some of Denver’s hottest digital startups. The Galvanize facility is
uniquely designed for collaboration and helps companies at every stage of the
startup continuum – one individual with an idea working in the shared space, a
team of 3 working in dedicated stations, and suites for companies from ranging
from 6 – 20+ employees. Galvanize is designed to support the development of
fast growth digital companies through mentorship, venture funding and flexible
space to innovate. More information is available at http://galvanize.it/

About Comcast Business Services

Comcast Business Services, a unit of Comcast Cable, provides advanced
communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business
objectives. Through a modern, advanced network that is backed by 24/7
technical support, Comcast delivers Business Class Internet, TV and Voice
services for cost-effective, simplified communications management.

Launched in 2011, the Comcast Business Class Ethernet suite offers
high-performance point-to-point and multi-point Metro Ethernet services with
the capacity to deliver cloud computing, software-as-a-service, business
continuity/disaster recovery and other bandwidth-intensive applications.
Recently awarded the 2012 North American Competitive Strategy Leadership Award
for MSO Ethernet Services from Frost & Sullivan, Comcast Metro Ethernet
services are significantly faster than standard T1 lines and other legacy
technologies, providing scalable bandwidth from 1 Mbps to up to 10
Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) in more than 20 major US cities. For more
information, call 866-429-3085 or visit
http://business.comcast.com/enterprise.

About Comcast Cable

Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone
provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides
these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an
advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings
customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology
company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

Contact:

Comcast
Cindy Parsons, 303-603-2124
cindy_parsons@cable.comcast.com
or
Galvanize
Chelsea Komlo, 970-270-8047
chelsea@galvanize.it
 
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