Techstars could seek corporate sponsor for additional KC program

Techstars, the Boulder, Colo.-based company that ran the Sprint Accelerator for three years, is open to another corporate-sponsored program in Kansas City in addition to the venture it announced last week.

Techstars Kansas City officially gets started in January but already is looking for a location for the 10 startups it will bring to Kansas City, or find there, for its 90-day program in the third quarter of next year.

Lesa Mitchell, who had been vice president of innovation and networks at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, will be the director of the accelerator program.

Techstars Kansas City will be open to any kind of business startup, unlike the Sprint-sponsored program that focused originally on health care and mobility and then only mobility.

Read more: Kansas City Star


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