Through Feb. 5, AT&T will accept applications for the AT&T Aspire Accelerator for ed-tech ventures. The Aspire Accelerator is part of AT&T’s plan to empower students to reach their full potential. For- and non-profit organizations selected to participate in the program will receive financial investment, access to expert services and mentorship.
The program will begin with selected ventures in May 2016. Key elements of the Aspire Accelerator’s customized 6-month program include:
Aspire Investment — $100,000 AT&T investment and an additional $25,000 to cover costs associated with the program for each organization. For nonprofit companies, the investment will be a general contribution in exchange for participating in the Aspire Accelerator and meeting certain requirements, including submitting impact measurements.
Mentorship — Access to AT&T and external mentors from the education and technology ecosystems.
National Platform — Inclusion in the broader AT&T Aspire initiative, which is committed to driving innovation in education on a national scale.
Flexible Location — Unlike other accelerators, organizations do not have to relocate to participate in the Aspire Accelerator.
The Aspire Accelerator is open to any type of organization working on a product or service that uses technology to support students’ educational and career success. Potential areas of focus include, but are not limited to: mobile applications that drive education outcomes; platforms for teachers, students and/or parents; learning and curriculum management tools; assessment and outcome tracking platforms; education distribution (online instruction, courses, etc.); and increased access for existing best practices. Solutions for students at risk of dropping out of school will receive special consideration.
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