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MordyK
MordyK
7/3/2015 | 7:53:47 PM
Re: Women in Tech
Despite my earlier skepticism i've also been hearing some pretty good things about Sprint's labs. I credit Sprint's bringing in Techstars, unlike the other carrier's which simply brought in the vendor partners.
DHagar
DHagar
6/30/2015 | 2:09:53 PM
Re: Women in Tech
Sarah Thomas, I was using "channels" not in a technology sense but to refer to new market channels.
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
6/30/2015 | 12:23:36 PM
Re: Women in Tech
What do you mean by "new channels?"
DHagar
DHagar
6/30/2015 | 12:21:18 PM
Re: Women in Tech
Sarah Thomas, that's what I thought.  Well, it appears to be a highly effective way to develop new channels - let's hope it works!
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
6/30/2015 | 10:14:51 AM
Re: Women in Tech
All of the wireless operators have innovation labs, but I don't think any are as independent on targeted on fostering startups like this one is, in large part due to Sprint's partnership with TechStars.
DHagar
DHagar
6/29/2015 | 9:10:37 PM
Re: Women in Tech
Sarah Thomas, sounds like some smart moves on the part of Sprint.  They are creating their own markets by engaging the prospective entrepreneurs to create their new markets!   Moving out into cultural markets and women entrepreneurs opens new doors.  Makes good sense.

I don't think anyone else has carved out a targeted program like this, have they?
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
6/29/2015 | 9:22:41 AM
Sprint & Women in Tech
Sprint is also making a concerted effort to support female-led startups, which is great to see. McGinnis said the Accelerator partners with KC's Women in Tech group and the Athena League to promote awareness and grow their memberships. And, it's working with those involved with KC's Digital Divide and Gigabit Fiber initiatives in urban and minotirty neighborhoods to get kids involved with coding.

Its last class of 10 startups had four female CEOs, and it has several female-led startups working in its coworking space now. A cool one he mentioned was Lean Lab, which is working to disrupt education in KC's urban core: http://theleanlab.org/

 

 

 


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