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Sprint And Techstars Launch Startup Accelerator For Mobile Health

“Kansas City increasingly is gaining recognition on the national level as an emerging entrepreneurial technology center,” McGinnis said. “Sprint has been expanding its work with startups and other ventures that are developing intriguing innovations. The Sprint Accelerator will act as a catalyst for growth in this market.”

The Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator, powered by Techstars, will provide entrepreneurs in this field an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their businesses with the guidance of leading technology experts from Sprint, top technology companies in the area and from around the country. At the end of the startup accelerator program the entrepreneurs will have the chance to pitch their business plans to angel investors and venture capitalists.

“To me, Kansas City is an obvious place that has an up-and-coming tech community to rival other top geographies,” said David Cohen, founder and CEO of Techstars. “The presence of leaders in the mobile health care space makes this the perfect home for the accelerator. We have been watching Kansas City from afar, seeing it come together, and now we’re excited to join. It’s great to see Sprint giving first through their tremendous network of resources and executive knowledge. It makes all the difference for the companies we fund through the program.”

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The Sprint Accelerator is accepting applications now through Dec. 6. Finalists will be notified in early January 2014 and the 3-month program is slated to begin in March.

The focus is to help startups build the future of mobile and health care that change the world one patient or consumer at a time.

More information is available at

About Techstars

Techstars is known as the No. 1 startup accelerator in the world. With seven other Techstars programs in top startup locations (Boston, Boulder, Chicago, New York City, Seattle, London and Austin), Techstars is highly selective and invests $120K in each company funded through $20K in seed funding and an optional $100K convertible debt note. Techstars is backed by over 75 different venture capital firms and angel investors. After leaving Techstars, participating companies average more than $1.5M in outside venture capital raised. More information is available at

About Sprint

Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wire line communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 53 million customers at the end of the second quarter 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; offering industry-leading mobile data services, 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. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at or and

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