Sprint and Techstars, collaborators for the last three years, are launching separate programs in Kansas City to nurture startup businesses.
Overland Park, Kan.-based Sprint starts taking applications Thursday for a 2017 Sprint Accelerator program that has undergone a metamorphosis since the three-year joint effort with Colorado-based Techstars ended last June.
Sprint is bringing in new corporate sponsors, naming Kansas City-based Dairy Farmers of America so far. It’s splitting the 90-day program into three themed clusters — digital, agriculture technology and a third still to be named.
Techstars, meanwhile, announced its own business accelerator on Wednesday. Techstars Kansas City will open for applications in January for a program for 10 startups beginning in July.
More details will come forth during a Techstars event at Union Station next week.