Comcast Collaborates with Galvanize to Power Entrepreneurs
Galvanize creates an "innovation ecosystem" for entrepreneurs and innovators with Comcast Business Class services
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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."
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.
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