AT&T Launches Ed-Tech Accelerator

January 23, 2015

AT&T is searching for ed-tech startups to apply to its new accelerator program, which aims to give the companies national exposure, access to mentors -- and a $50,000 investment. The Aspire Accelerator, launched on Thursday, will look for startups that "drive students' educational or career success," particularly at-risk students, the company said in a statement. The accelerator's board of advisers include EdSurge founder Betsy Corcoran, former head of the NAACP Ben Jealous and Sebastian Thrun, CEO of the online course provider Udacity. AT&T has previously collaborated with Udactiy and the Georgia Institute of Technology to launch a low-cost online master's degree in computer science.

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