Danielle Cohn’s first job was at a gas station. She was 13 and she pumped gas and changed tires at a station in her hometown of Bala Cynwyd, a Philly suburb. The only girl on staff and easily the youngest, Cohn had a very specific goal in mind: She wanted to save up $288 for a TV from Boscov’s.
“I wanted to watch MTV,” she said. Or, as Cohn put it, “I wanted Comcast.”
She eventually made the purchase and even got a modest return on her investment: she’d charge her parents $1 for every show they watched on the TV.
Today, Cohn, 41, of Old City, is working at Comcast. She’s the telecom giant’s director of entrepreneurial engagement, a new role created to get more startups through Comcast’s front doors. Cohn’s in charge of getting new products and services in front of the right people at the company. One example is Center City’s OneTwoSee, whose sports data app debuted on Comcast’s new X1 cable platform last December. Click here to read full article.