NBCUniversal's EDGE is the industry’s first business capacity building program geared toward the development of and investment in diverse owned businesses that specialize in media, marketing and digital technology.

This tailor-made executive education program provides diverse entrepreneurs an opportunity to experience instructor-led MBA level coursework paired with industry insight sessions led by NBCUniversal executives. The EDGE program prepares participants for Demo Day, a day filled with matchmaking meetings with NBCUniversal leadership and the opportunity to pitch for capital investment and contracts before a network of investors and industry peers.

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This year the NBCUniversal Supplier Diversity team is partnering with Universal Parks & Resorts to deliver a one-of-a-kind virtual experience, focused specifically on our theme parks. The online program is slated to run October 26 – December 14, 2021 meeting Tuesdays from 1:00pm – 4:00pm EST. A virtual orientation kicks off the program on October 19, 2021.

Certified, diverse owned companies who are interested in applying to the program should meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. based business, with national and/or global capabilities.
  • Be at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a diverse individual(s),
  • Be certified or registered as a diverse owned business in our Supplier Registration Portal at: comcast.supplierone.co/registration.
  • Specialize in media, marketing and/or digital technology.
  • Have the ability to service our U.S. footprint.
  • Have been in business at least 1 year.
  • Have annual sales of at least $1M.
  • Have a commitment from the CEO to attend the weekly courses.