Sprint seeks co-sponsors for next year’s startup accelerator program

Sprint Corp. has fulfilled its three-year commitment to its business startup accelerator in Kansas City and is looking for partners to help it sponsor next year’s program, CEO Marcelo Claure announced Tuesday.

Claure announced the invitation to other corporate and civic sponsors at the Sprint Accelerator’s demonstration day event at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

More sponsors would mean a larger program with greater impact. To date, the Sprint Accelerator has brought 30 startups to Kansas City.

Claure’s announcement came amid Sprint’s effort to cut $2.5 billion in spending, though he did not cite the cuts as the reason for the co-sponsor search.

Read more: Kansas City Star


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