“Pipeline continues to stand out as one of the most unique models for both accelerating the rate of success of high-growth entrepreneurs, while building out a national network that helps an entire region of entrepreneurs grow,” said Joe Hadzima, MIT Sloan School of Management and Pipeline board member. “Pipeline has a strong and dedicated group of national advisers who believe in their approach, and we are all excited that Sprint is validating our belief that Pipeline's approach is important to large, innovative corporations as well.”

“We applaud Sprint’s vision to engage and assist entrepreneurs here in the Kansas City region and across the country,“ said Thom Ruhe, vice president of entrepreneurship at The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. “It is imperative that corporations get more involved as we all work together to help entrepreneurs thrive, and Pipeline is one of the best assets we have to do just that. As a Pipeline regional founder, we are excited Sprint chose Pipeline as one of its first partners in this work.”

“I know I speak for all of my peer entrepreneurs in Pipeline when I say that this partnership is hands down the most powerful development for entrepreneurs in the Midwest,” said Davyeon Ross, Pipeline entrepreneur. “Entrepreneurs know that Pipeline is home to some of the fastest growing entrepreneurs in the Midwest, and it is inspiring that Sprint understands how Pipeline benefits our entire region. We hope this is the first of many corporate partners to join us as we grow.”

“I joined Pipeline as a regional founder because of my ardent belief that large companies have a vital role to play in encouraging, supporting and backing the entrepreneurs in our region who are growing the next generation of corporate leaders,” said Peter Brown, former chairman and CEO of AMC Entertainment and Pipeline regional founder. “Sprint is trailblazing in many ways right now, and their partnership with Pipeline is testament to their dedication to find the most impactful organizations and partnerships to grow this region through our high-growth and high-impact entrepreneurs.”

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