Startland News, along with the Kansas City community, was able to mix and mingle with the current cohort of startups at the Kansas City-based Sprint Accelerator.
In a Wednesday night event at the accelerator — located in the Crossroads Arts District — ten startup founders also quickly pitched their tech firms’ missions. The accelerator program, led by Techstars, has fine-tuned its recipe in the last year to have a broader focus on all mobile technologies, as opposed to just mobile health in previous years. That new focus should align it better with Sprint, the third-largest wireless carrier in the U.S.
Now hosting its third batch of startup companies, the accelerator welcomed ten new companies to its three-month program, including one from Kansas City and another from Lawrence. Super Dispatch, based in Kansas City, and Mycroft, based in Lawrence, Kan., are the two first area firms to enter the accelerator program since its arrival in 2014. The roster of startups also features three companies employing artificial intelligence technology in their services.
Listen to the firms’ pitches below.