Sprint Teams Up With Techstars, Launches Kansas City Accelerator

9-24-2013 9-32-02 PM

Sprint has teamed up with Techstars to launch a health IT startup accelerator in Kansas City, a city that already plays home to not only telecom giant Sprint, but also EHR vendor Cerner, which has a strong history of acquiring health startups over the past year.

Kansas City has seen a surge in startup activity recently, a change that is frequently attributed to the installation of Google’s super-speed Google Fiber network across the city last year. The introduction of Google Fiber has even led to the development of the Kansas City Startup Village, a community of startup entrepreneurs who live together and share common resources across a two-block radius known as the “fiberhood.”

The Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator will recruit healthcare entrepreneurs for a March 2014 class that will last three months and will offer up to $120,000 in seed funding to chosen startups. Startups will also receive the standard accelerator benefits of local executive mentorship, networking, and office space.

Applications are being accepted through December 6.

↑ Back to top

Founding Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors