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Sprint Welcomes 10 Health Startups to Its Accelerator

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Ten mobile health-related startup teams from across the country and Australia have arrived in Kansas City to build and strengthen their businesses in the inaugural Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars. The three-month intensive mentor-driven program, located in Kansas City’sCrossroads District, officially kicks off this week.

Sprint (NYSE:S) has partnered with Techstars to bring the world-class accelerator program to Kansas City as part of its ongoing activities to help grow the region’s already vibrant startup community.

The Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars will provide entrepreneurs in this field an amazing advantage to hone their business strategies and structure and be mentored by leading technology experts fromSprint, regional health care leaders and successful entrepreneurs from around the country. Each startup receives up to $120,000 in funding. The program culminates in June when the 10 companies will pitch to an audience of investors and business leaders from around the U.S. and the Kansas City community.

Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S)

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This is Sprint's first class of startups to the Accelerator, which I toured last month. I'm talking to Kevin McGinnis and the guys from TechStar shortly. Any questions for them? http://www.lightreading.com/mobile/services-apps-mobile/sprint-accelerator-changing-carrier-dna/d/d-id/707718
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