World-class accelerator program tackles wellness, chronic illness, animal health and big data
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – March 28, 2014 – Seven startups participating in the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars are seeking applicants for new positions in their companies. In addition to developers, firmware engineers and designers, two companies hope to fill marketing roles.
The Sprint accelerator program, in conjunction with Techstars, began on March 11 when 10 mobile health-related startup teams from across the country and Australia arrived in Kansas City to build and strengthen their businesses. The three-month, immersive, mentor-driven program for startups is located in the Crossroads District of Kansas City. Teams participating in the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars are developing solutions that encompass hardware, software platforms, transformative services, big data and mobile applications.
To apply for a position with one of the startups, applicants may visit their website.
“Although the companies are just several weeks into the program, they are meeting with dozens of mentors, growing fast and already some teams are hoping to speed up development by leveraging talent from the Kansas City region,” said Kevin McGinnis, vice president, Pinsight Media Plus, a division of Sprint and executive lead for the Sprint Accelerator.
“We are amazed at the energy and enthusiasm of the Sprint Accelerator powered by Techstars,” said Hugh Geiger, CEO of ollo mobile. “It’s hard for it not to rub off on us and want to ‘do more faster!’”
"All 10 companies are already making fantastic progress in the program. Our mentor network has proven to be invaluable to the teams, who have adjusted really well to the fast pace,” said John Fein, managing director, Techstars. “We're thrilled that seven of our teams are leveraging the vibrant Kansas City community to grow their businesses. It's exciting that several of the other teams are growing as well, either outside of Kansas City or within KC at a later time."
Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 55 million customers at the end of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.