Ten mobile health-related startup teams from across the country and Australia have arrived in Kansas City to build and strengthen their businesses in the inaugural Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars. The three-month intensive mentor-driven program, located in Kansas City’s Crossroads District, officially kicks off this week.
Sprint (NYSE:S) has partnered with Techstars to bring the world-class accelerator program to Kansas City as part of its ongoing activities to help grow the region’s already vibrant startup community.
The Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars will provide entrepreneurs in this field an amazing advantage to hone their business strategies and structure and be mentored by leading technology experts from Sprint, regional health care leaders and successful entrepreneurs from around the country. Each startup receives up to $120,000 in funding. The program culminates in June when the 10 companies will pitch to an audience of investors and business leaders from around the U.S. and the Kansas City community.
“The quality of the companies in our Sprint Accelerator program is outstanding,” said Kevin McGinnis, vice president-Pinsight Media+, a division of Sprint, who has taken a leadership role in expanding and strengthening the company’s work with startups. “Sprint is proud to be part of the innovation movement in the healthcare space. The impact these companies can have on so many people in both the technology and healthcare industries is tremendous. On behalf of Sprint, the life sciences and entrepreneurial communities in the region, I welcome the teams!”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. The teams are:
|Akibah||San Jose, Calif.|
|Medicast||Palo Alto, Calif.|
|Ollo Mobile||Brisbane, Australia|
|Symptom.ly||Salt Lake City|