Wireless provider Sprint is seeking startups with "big ideas for improving health care using mobile technology." Early-stage mobile technology companies from across the United States are urged to apply to be part of the inaugural class of a 3-month intensive mentorship program starting in March 2014. Those entrepreneurs selected for the program will receive up to $120,000 in funding.
The Kansas City-based Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator, powered by startup accelerator Techstars, is accepting applications now through Dec. 6. Finalists will be notified in early January 2014.
"Techstars is highly selective and invests $120K in each company funded through $20K in seed funding and an optional $100K convertible debt note," states an announcement. "Techstars is backed by over 75 different venture capital firms and angel investors. After leaving Techstars, participating companies average more than $1.5M in outside venture capital raised." Announcement