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Sprint on prowl for mhealth entrepreneurs

26 SEP 2013

Sprint is on the lookout for an “an elite group of entrepreneurs with big ideas for improving health care using mobile technology”.

The third-largest operator in the US is inviting leaders of early-stage mobile technology companies to apply for an inaugural class that will work in the Kansas City area at the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator, powered by start-up accelerator Techstars.

Those selected will participate in a 3-month “intensive mentorship programme” starting in March 2014 and receive up to $120,000 in funding.

“Wireless innovations are helping people around the world by improving health care, empowering people with disabilities and promoting wellness,” said Dan Hesse (pictured), Sprint’s CEO. “Sprint is joining visionary entrepreneurs with experts to mentor them in a program proven to help start-ups gain traction. We eagerly anticipate the resulting wireless innovations in health care.”

At the end of the start-up accelerator programme the entrepreneurs will have the chance to pitch their business plans to angel investors and venture capitalists.

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Ken Wieland

Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight...More

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