The program will drive development in AI, drones, robotics, autonomous vehicles and more on the Un-carrier’s nationwide 5G network
What’s the news: T-Mobile is continuing the legacy of the Sprint Accelerator, announcing six startups that will participate in this year’s program.
Why it matters: The Accelerator program is yet another important part of the Un-carrier’s mission to use its nationwide 5G network to foster innovation for developers and businesses around the world.
Who it’s for: Anyone who will benefit from the incredible applications T-Mobile’s transformative, nationwide 5G network is poised to enable. So, literally everyone.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ready, set, INNOVATE! T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) today unveiled six exciting companies handpicked to participate in this year’s T-Mobile Accelerator. These companies will work directly with T-Mobile leaders and other industry experts and mentors to develop and commercialize the next disruptive emerging products, applications and solutions made possible by T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network today and in the future. Formerly the Sprint Accelerator, the immersive program runs through July 30 and will culminate in Demo Day where participants showcase their accomplishments.
“We are committed to using our broad and deep nationwide 5G network to accelerate innovation and spur the development of new, transformative applications. Mentoring, collaborating with, and providing resources to these six promising companies is an important part of that mission,” said Neville Ray, President of Technology at T-Mobile. “With a 5G network that reaches across the country with both coverage and speed, developers now have the opportunity to radically transform the way people experience the world around them and the way businesses operate, no matter where they are.”
Meet the 2020 Class of the T-Mobile Accelerator – 5G Technology
History of Sprint Accelerator
In 2014, Sprint opened the award-winning Sprint Accelerator in Kansas City. As the hub for corporate innovation and entrepreneurial engagement, the accelerator space is used to deliver year-round programming, including mentor engagement, STEM programs, entrepreneurial community collaboration, and community coworking space. Since its inception, the Accelerator has worked with 52 startup companies. These companies have raised an aggregate of over $45 million with two successful exits since participating in the program. Additionally, 77% of the alumni companies are still in business today.
With the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, the Accelerator is being rebranded as T-Mobile Accelerator, continuing the founding principles and mission of the original program.
In support of participants’ health and well-being, this year’s programming will be conducted virtually.
About T-Mobile US, Inc.
T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is America’s supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile’s customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience and undisputable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint. For more information please visit: http://www.t-mobile.com.
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