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Comcast Corp. is looking for few good start-ups. The cable giant is formally launching an “accelerator” program to boost start-ups in Philadelphia by accepting applications for the first round of its Techstars program, part of what Comcast calls its Lift Labs. The program will be based in Comcast’s $1.2 billion product-development and engineering high-rise, under construction near its headquarters. Comcast expects to include 10 individuals — or small teams — as participants. The free program is open to those in the Philadelphia region, as well as those from other places, as long as they are willing to relocate here. Applicants should be developing businesses with any of these themes: connected life, entertainment everywhere, next-generation marketing, smart cities, and digital wellness. Comcast is accepting applications through April 8. The program will run from July 16 to Oct. 11. “The plan is to have them in the new building, and they will be based on the fourth floor,” said Ebony Lee, Comcast senior vice president for strategic development. Accepting people into the program may lead to companies’ choosing to stay here and build their businesses, Lee said. Comcast also could learn from these start-up founders, she added.

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