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Entries filed under 'Accelerator'

    5 Tips for Building a Successful Startup

    December 5, 2017 8:00 AM by Sandro Olivieri

    I come from a family of educators, but I am not one myself.

    When I started as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the AT&T Aspire Accelerator focused on ed-tech, I had a small case of imposter syndrome. Sure, I’d worked in technology for my entire career, but what about the “ed” part of ed-tech? What did I know about education? How could I be taken seriously?

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    6 Things For-Profit and Nonprofit Startups Can Learn From Each Other

    November 28, 2017 9:47 AM by Anne Wintroub

    At AT&T, we believe great ideas can come from anywhere and impact kids and communities everywhere. That’s why we designed the AT&T Aspire Accelerator to support startups across the country, both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

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    It Takes a Village to Raise a Start-Up

    October 9, 2017 6:12 PM by Nasir Qadree

    AT&T is working to empower the next generation of change agents. We believe that our country’s startup ecosystem can have a direct impact on creating alternative and new solutions to revitalize America’s most challenged communities. That’s why we support start-ups that are using technology to solve challenges in education.

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    AT&T and Girls Scouts Teach Kids the Power of Code

    October 5, 2017 4:30 PM by Nicole Anderson

    I loved being a Brownie. My mom was our troop leader, and it was fun to sing “Make new friends but keep the old” in a round.  I felt proud earning badges and wearing my uniform, and liked competing with the other girls in my troop on who could sell the most Girl Scout cookies. I now realize that these early lessons in setting goals, learning new skills and being part of a team helped prepare me for adulthood.  But I’ll admit that I’m envious of the badges girls can earn these days – coding and robotics!  These are critical STEM skills that are key to their future success.  

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    STEM-ing the Summer Slide

    June 13, 2017 12:53 PM by Anne Wintroub

    For me, summer means memories of warm stretched-out days at camp, popsicles for lunch, and reading for hours on end. Now that I’m the mother of a rising 4th grader in the information age, it means that and more – an opportunity for him to learn new skills and retain those he learned last year, so he doesn’t experience the “summer slide” that affects so many students. The summer slide is the loss of knowledge that kids experience when they take a break from their academic routines. For some families, it’s easy to combat the slide with incredible summer resources that are now available for kids to develop skills that complement classroom learning. My son will have a great summer – he’s climbing mountains and learning animation, studying streams and playing basketball. I’m jealous!

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    Introducing the 2017 AT&T Aspire Accelerator Class

    May 4, 2017 7:00 AM by Anne Wintroub

    “How can I help students in new and lasting ways?” That’s a question all innovators in education ask… daily.

    “How can the program, platform or product I’m working on make a difference in learners’ lives? Does it connect teachers to new, untapped resources? Does it help engage caregivers in a child’s learning? Does it allow students to see things in a different light? Does it help?

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    Aspire Accelerator 2017: Applications from Across America

    March 7, 2017 11:13 AM by Anne Wintroub

    In January, we announced an open call for applications to the AT&T Aspire Accelerator. Now in its third year, the Aspire Accelerator supports innovations that can help every student achieve a bright, successful future—exponentially and at scale.

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    Shaping the Future

    February 2, 2017 11:45 AM by Anne Wintroub

    As part of AT&T’s Aspire initiative – which accelerates the learning revolution and connects it with the young people who need it most – we’ve invested more than $350 million to help ensure all students have access to the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. We know that in order to truly accomplish this mission, we must look to those “on the ground: ”the teachers and inventors who are creating solutions for our students using the power of technology.

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    VIDEO: Entrepreneurs Changing the Game

    January 13, 2017 8:17 PM by Mike Beaudoin

    What is innovation? It’s generating new ideas, solving complex problems, bringing new products and services to market, and improving customer experiences. Innovation lies at the heart of AT&T’s business philosophy. It helps us to stay competitive in a changing marketplace, respond to and drive consumer demand, as well as find new ways to deliver products and services to address some of society’s biggest challenges. 

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    VIDEO: Being the Change – Women in Tech

    January 12, 2017 8:30 AM by Anne Wintroub

    At AT&T, more than 84,200 women work to transform the way we connect with our world. These women are executives, engineers, marketers, sales people, financial professionals, installation technicians and attorneys. They are innovators. They are mentors. And they’re leaders.

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