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.

 

 

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

 

 

Resources
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

 
 

Alumni

 

 

 

Charles Best

Founder and CEO, DonorsChoose.org

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