AT&T Aspire Accelerator

Are You Ready for an Accelerator?

By Nasir Qadree, Associate Director of Social Investments, AT&T
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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.

Calling All Ed-tech Innovators: Apply Within

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Ed-tech isn’t just about digitizing books and training manuals for a tablet. It’s about using technology to deliver new forms of learning and teaching. It’s about personalizing and accelerating learning for everyone, everywhere, at any time. 

That’s why we’re looking for game-changing solutions for real-world education challenges. If you’re an innovative ed-tech venture in the U.S., we want you to apply for the 2018 AT&T Aspire Accelerator

AT&T Aspire Accelerator: Where Are They Now?

By Scott Lininger, Bitsbox co-founder, AT&T Aspire Accelerator Class member
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Feb. 17, 2017 will forever be burned into my mind. The Bitsbox team had that date circled in red on the calendar for months prior. It’s the day some of us sweat through our shirts and others found comfort in raiding the snack cabinet. Feb. 17 was the day our pitch to Shark Tank investors aired on TV.

Bitsbox provides monthly subscriptions to coding projects that teach grade-schoolers to program apps. As a start-up founder, Shark Tank felt like the holy grail of pitching investors.

5 Tips for Building a Successful Startup

By Sandro Olivieri, AT&T Aspire Accelerator Entrepreneur-in-Residence
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I come from a family of educators, but I am not one myself.

When I started as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the AT&T Aspire Accelerator focused on ed-tech, I had a small case of imposter syndrome. Sure, I’d worked in technology for my entire career, but what about the “ed” part of ed-tech? What did I know about education? How could I be taken seriously?

It Takes a Village to Raise a Start-Up

By Nasir Qadree, Associate Director of Social Investments, AT&T
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AT&T is working to empower the next generation of change agents. We believe that our country’s startup ecosystem can have a direct impact on creating alternative and new solutions to revitalize America’s most challenged communities. That’s why we support start-ups that are using technology to solve challenges in education.

AT&T and Girls Scouts Teach Kids the Power of Code

By Nicole Anderson, Assistant Vice President and President of the AT&T Foundation
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I loved being a Brownie. My mom was our troop leader, and it was fun to sing “Make new friends but keep the old” in a round.  I felt proud earning badges and wearing my uniform, and liked competing with the other girls in my troop on who could sell the most Girl Scout cookies. I now realize that these early lessons in setting goals, learning new skills and being part of a team helped prepare me for adulthood.  But I’ll admit that I’m envious of the badges girls can earn these days – coding and robotics!  These are critical STEM skills that are key to their future success.  

Harnessing Grit, Passion and the Power of Technology to Make a Difference

By: Amanda Chiampi, Director of Sustainability Integration
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Those of us GRI-trained reporting-types know that when putting together a sustainability report, we can find ourselves lost in the details – aggregating pages of data, writing countless stories, holding hundreds of meetings with colleagues, and securing approvals for every detail of a final report.

Meet the AT&T Aspire Accelerator 2016 Class

By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T
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Time sure flies when you are having fun! It’s hard to believe that we are half way through the 2016 AT&T Aspire Accelerator and already it’s such an incredible experience. From our kick off in San Francisco in May to the ISTE conference in June, the 2016 class is making serious progress growing their organizations to maximize impact and is developing impactful relationships along the way. I can’t wait for our next in-person convening at the GSV Pioneer Summit in September. In the meantime, check out the video below to learn more about our program and the 2016 class.

Schools Learn How AT&T Solutions Support Technology-Rich Education

By John Irwin, Senior Vice President-Government, Education and Healthcare, AT&T
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It’s that time of year again. Students look forward to recharging over summer break.

It’s also the time when school administrators look forward to retooling in preparation for the next school year.

At the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2016 Conference, educators can learn about the latest trends in educational technology. At the AT&T booth, they’ll see how our technology can keep their students and staff connected. They can also hear about our new solution to help families bridge the homework gap.

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