AT&T Aspire Accelerator



Technology is changing the learning experience in ways never before imagined, removing barriers and preparing today’s learners with the skills they’ll need for the jobs of tomorrow. For the second year in a row, the AT&T Aspire Accelerator is hosting a $1 Million Skills Building Challenge to locate, support and mentor eight startups working to redefine how students prepare for promising futures. 




Aspire Investment
$100,000 AT&T Aspire investment and an additional $25,000 to cover costs associated with the program.



National Platform
Be a part of the broader AT&T Aspire initiative, which is committed to driving innovation in education and skilling on a national scale.



Customized Program
Access to expertise, services and relationships tailored to each organization throughout the 4-6 month program.



Flexible Location
No relocation necessary. Unlike other accelerators, an organization does not have to move to participate in the Aspire Accelerator.



Connect with AT&T and external stakeholders from the education and technology ecosystems.



Receive access to a dedicated Entrepreneur in Residence, UI/UX design services and opportunities to participate in education conferences.

Latest AT&T Aspire Accelerator News






Charles Best

Founder and CEO,

Kimberly Bryant

Founder, Black Girls Code

Elizabeth Corcoran

Co-founder and CEO, EdSurge

Nancy Lue

Strategy and Operations, Advanced Education Research and Development Fund

Daniel Lurie

Founder and CEO, Tipping Point Community

Ramona Pierson

Director of Product Management, Amazon

Sebastian Thrun

Founder, President and Executive Chairman, Udacity




Mentor Network

This network supports the AT&T Aspire Accelerator program, its entrepreneurs and shares AT&T’s mission for social impact across the education sector.
Below are some of our current members.


Ashley Beckner

Venture Partner – Education at Omidyar Network 

Craig Peters

CEO at Awasu Design

Debbie Stauffer

Executive Coaching and Advisory 


Diana Stepner

Vice President – Product Management, Learning Applications


Ian Lotinski

CTO, LearnZillion


Jeff Livingston

CEO, EdSolutions


Julia Stiglitz

Partner, GSV AcceleraTE Fund


Kwame Anku

Chairman and CEO, Black Star Fund 


Maria Choi

Founder and CEO at Raise for Good 


Rohan Wadwha

Associate, Exceed Capital Partners