T-Mobile Accelerator replaces Sprint program, welcomes 6 startups

Two Kansas City companies, Aware Vehicles and Homebase, have been selected for the newly rebranded T-Mobile Accelerator, formerly known as the Sprint Accelerator.

Aware Vehicles, a company working to develop vehicles that can use AI to run without human intervention, and Homebase, which makes software for smart buildings, join four other startups selected for the accelerator.

The 90-day accelerator, which began earlier this month, will be run virtually and culminate on July 30 with the six startups showcasing their progress. The accelerator is expected
to connect the companies to industry leaders and experts for mentorship.

“We are committed to using our broad and deep nationwide 5G network to accelerate innovation and spur the development of new, transformative applications,” Neville Ray, president of technology at T-Mobile, said in a press release. “Mentoring, collaborating with, and providing resources to these six promising companies is an important part of that mission.”

The accelerator, which has rebranded following T-Mobile’s acquisition of Overland Park, Kansas-based Sprint, will be run in parallel with the Dairy Farmers of America Accelerator, which accepted nine startups last week.

The six startups participating in the T-Mobile Accelerator are below.

  • Aware Vehicles (Kansas City): Developing fully autonomous drones for logistics and other uses
  • Homebase (Kansas City:): Makes software to help property owners manage connected buildings
  • ORBI Prime (Santa Clara, California): Produces eyewear designed to help users capture 360-degree video from their perspective
  • Sleerslab (Palo Alto, California): Makes a software development kit designed to help developers add augmented reality into mobile apps
  • Unmanned Life (London, England): Produces software designed to help users manage fleets of autonomous devices
  • Zoi Meet (Rotterdam, Netherlands): Makes software to assist with recording, transcribing, annotating and sharing conversations

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