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Entries filed under 'Aspire'

    AT&T Aspire Accelerator Alumni: Where are they now?

    January 16, 2018 9:25 AM by Michelle Brown

    In the spring of 2016, CommonLit.org was a collection of about 100 individual PDF reading lessons that English teachers could download and use with their students. Despite its humble start, I had a big vision. 

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    Are You Ready for an Accelerator?

    January 11, 2018 10:52 AM by Nasir Qadree

    Building a company is incredibly hard... and incredibly rewarding. I know from experience. Before working at AT&T, I supported a portfolio of start-ups at a venture capital firm. There’s nothing quite like making an idea a reality and seeing its impact on others.

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    Calling All Ed-tech Innovators: Apply Within

    January 9, 2018 2:28 PM by AT&T

    Ed-tech isn’t just about digitizing books and training manuals for a tablet. It’s about using technology to deliver new forms of learning and teaching. It’s about personalizing and accelerating learning for everyone, everywhere, at any time. 

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    AT&T Aspire Accelerator: Where are they now?

    December 15, 2017 11:59 AM by Scott Lininger

    Feb. 17, 2017 will forever be burned into my mind. The Bitsbox team had that date circled in red on the calendar for months prior. It’s the day some of us sweat through our shirts and others found comfort in raiding the snack cabinet. Feb. 17 was the day our pitch to Shark Tank investors aired on TV.

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    5 Tips for Building a Successful Startup

    December 5, 2017 8:00 AM by Sandro Olivieri

    I come from a family of educators, but I am not one myself.

    When I started as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the AT&T Aspire Accelerator focused on ed-tech, I had a small case of imposter syndrome. Sure, I’d worked in technology for my entire career, but what about the “ed” part of ed-tech? What did I know about education? How could I be taken seriously?

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    Jobs for America’s Graduates and AT&T Team Up to Provide Academic and Career Training in 34 States

    November 29, 2017 1:09 PM by Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG)

    Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 2017 – Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) and AT&T are working together to help raise the high school graduation rate and support successful career pathways by expanding academic support and providing mentoring opportunities for underserved students. JAG has received a $3.5 million contribution from AT&T to allow the national non-profit to add new schools and/or expand existing programs through its 34 JAG State Affiliates with proven success records of keeping kids in school.

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    6 Things For-Profit and Nonprofit Startups Can Learn From Each Other

    November 28, 2017 9:47 AM by Anne Wintroub

    At AT&T, we believe great ideas can come from anywhere and impact kids and communities everywhere. That’s why we designed the AT&T Aspire Accelerator to support startups across the country, both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

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    Roadie Recap: Balancing the STEM Equation

    November 15, 2017 3:37 PM by Roadtrip Nation

    Hopefully by now, you’ve heard all about our latest women in STEM-themed series, A Balanced Equation! But what you might not know is that behind the scenes, an awesome bunch of Roadtrip Nation roadies—Mimi, Jen, Kelsey, and Ellen—have been visiting schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, and STEM-focused organizations across the country, screening clips from the series for over 2,000 students and young adults.

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    New Resource for Educators Helps Kids Everywhere Advocate for Infinite Recess

    October 30, 2017 3:12 PM by 826 National

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Imagine a classroom of students in Tulsa, Oklahoma working together to write a persuasive essay to change their bedtime, raise their allowance, or increase their candy quota. A new, pay-what-you-wish, online platform, 826 Digital (826digital.com), will make this type of engaged and creative learning possible anywhere in the world when it launches on November 1. The teacher-facing platform will enable students everywhere to experience the transformative power of writing at a price all educators can afford.

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    It Takes a Village to Raise a Start-Up

    October 9, 2017 6:12 PM by Nasir Qadree

    AT&T is working to empower the next generation of change agents. We believe that our country’s startup ecosystem can have a direct impact on creating alternative and new solutions to revitalize America’s most challenged communities. That’s why we support start-ups that are using technology to solve challenges in education.

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