AT&T: Aspire Accelerator – Skills Building Challenge
AT&T is committed to fostering solutions that lead to high school success and workforce readiness, especially for students at-risk of not graduating high school. The goal of the Accelerator is to foster the Education Technology ecosystem and support innovative new products and services in education. The Accelerator program is built around supporting this mission.
In 2019, the AT&T Aspire Accelerator is looking for organizations that are giving students the skills they need to fill the talent pipelines of today and tomorrow. The Accelerator will connect organizations with the resources, services, expertise, and relationships needed to drive change in how people acquire skills needed for good jobs and rewarding careers.
Amount: Participating teams will receive an investment of $100,000, an additional $25,000 to cover program expenses, access to AT&T leaders, and Aspire partners in education and technology, and personalized mentorship. For participating for-profit companies the $100,000 investment is in return for up to 5% equity. Nonprofit participants will receive a general contribution in exchange for participating in the Aspire Accelerator and meeting certain requirements including submitting impact measurements.
Eligibility: U.S. nonprofits and for-profit companies of any size. The minimum requirements to participate are:
- Working on a product or service that uses technology to support students’ educational and/or career success
- Has a minimum viable product and some proof of product-market fit
- Has a least one technical founder or team member who will participate in the Aspire Accelerator
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