by Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T
I love getting to meet and learn from innovators from all walks of life. When people from diverse backgrounds — geographically, culturally, ethnically or professionally — come together to address social challenges, the results are awe-inspiring.
That’s what I love most about our AT&T Aspire Accelerator. We believe we found the most promising entrepreneurs from all over the country, with varied backgrounds, who offer solutions to problems they’ve personally seen or experienced in education.
By Nasir Qadree, Associate Director of Social Investments, AT&T
Building a company is incredibly hard... and incredibly rewarding. I know from experience. Before working at AT&T, I supported a portfolio of start-ups at a venture capital firm. There’s nothing quite like making an idea a reality and seeing its impact on others.
Applications end April 9th for startup accelerator program
April 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Techstars Atlanta, presented in partnership with Cox Enterprises, is accepting applications for its 2017 class through April 9th. Techstars is an internationally recognized accelerator program that boosts entrepreneurs' early stage business and product development efforts through focused education, mentorship and funding. Historically, Techstars companies go on to average more than $2 million raised in outside capital after the program.
Startup accelerator program to take place from July – Oct.
February 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Techstars Atlanta, presented in partnership with Cox Enterprises, is accepting applications for its 2017 class through April 9. Techstars is an internationally recognized accelerator program that boosts entrepreneurs' early stage business and product development efforts through focused education, mentorship and funding. Historically, Techstars companies go on to average more than $2 million raised in outside capital after the program.
For- and Non-Profit Organizations Driving Social Impact Can Apply
SAN FRANCISCO, January 10, 2017/3BL Media/ — AT&T is calling on innovative ed-tech ventures to apply for the 2017 AT&T Aspire Accelerator. In its third year, the Aspire Accelerator’s mission is to support innovations that can help every student achieve a bright, successful future—exponentially and at scale.
By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation at AT&T
In January, we announced an open call for applications to the AT&T Aspire Accelerator in search of ventures using technology to support students’ educational and career success. For- and non-profit organizations chosen to participate in the program will receive financial investment, access to expert services and mentorship.
They may not be collecting a diploma or posing for photos in their cap and gown, but I feel like a proud parent on graduation day as we celebrate the five ed-tech organizations from our inaugural Aspire Accelerator class. The program, which kicked off in May, is coming to a close this week and we’re gathering in the San Francisco Bay Area for a few final days of hard work – and a little bit of merriment, too!
We hoped that we’d see our Aspire Accelerator participants grow, succeed and reach their goals while they are part of our program… and so far, so good!
Lea(R)n, one of the companies in the class, has just announced a new partnership with the state of North Carolina. This means that the state can now easily harness the expertise of North Carolina’s 98,000 teachers to make decisions about what technologies work well in the classroom.