Sprint CEO Dan Hesse to welcome community and industry leaders to event at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 22, 2014 – June 12 is Demo Day. After three months of intense learning, creating, mentoring and collaborating, the 10 companies participating in the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars will gather at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City to deliver their Demo Day presentations.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and Techstars CEO David Cohen will deliver opening remarks, followed by presentations by each company. Successful entrepreneurs from around the country, along with regional health care and community leaders, are expected to attend. The event is free and open to the public. Register at this link.
The track record for companies completing a Techstars accelerator program is unmatched in the startup world. Since the first Techstars program in 2007, 80 percent of all Techstars teams are still active, while roughly another 10 percent have been acquired.
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 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.
Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars – 2014 Class:
About Sprint and Its Support for Entrepreneurship
Sprint has a strong history of working with startups in Silicon Valley, Kansas City and around the globe, helping young companies navigate the corporate world and build momentum behind their new businesses. Sprint’s commitment to supporting the entrepreneurial movement across the country is part of its business strategy, delivering new business opportunities and spurring the startup spirit within the company. In 2014 Sprint opened the Sprint Accelerator in Kansas City – home to the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars, a three-month, immersive, mentor-driven program for 10 selected startups. The accelerator space also is used to deliver year-round programming, including mentor engagement, STEM programs, entrepreneurial community collaboration and co-working space for startup organizations.
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 nearly 55 million customers as of March 31, 2014, 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.
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