AT&T launched its inaugural Pitches with Purpose earlier this month in Dallas, with 8 companies from this year’s AT&T Aspire Accelerator class competing for $25,000 for their cause.
Participating companies gave a 3-minute pitch to a panel of company executives and employees. In the end, MindRight took the top prize. The company provides a judgement-free mobile platform that empowers youth of color to heal from systemic oppression by offering support and personalized live coaching via text message.
The AT&T Aspire Accelerator funds entrepreneurs creating education solutions with technology. It is part of AT&T’s signature philanthropic initiative, Aspire. AT&T launched Aspire in 2008 to provide access to education and training people need to get and keep good jobs.
Now celebrating Aspire’s 10th anniversary, AT&T has committed $450 million to programs to help millions of students in all 50 states and around the world since 2008.