Meet the 2021 AT&T Aspire Accelerator Class
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This year’s ed-tech startups are focused on innovative online solutions to help students succeed in the new era of learning.
The pandemic has shown how vital connectivity is to successful learning. To keep students engaged, especially in a remote or hybrid setting, high-quality educational tools that supplement and enrich classroom lessons in diverse and culturally relevant ways can help. Innovative ed-tech solutions can help students improve core skills and stay engaged and excited about learning and show families the value of connectivity.
Now in its’ seventh year, the AT&T Aspire Accelerator program has identified eight ed-tech startups working to develop innovative online solutions in the areas of literacy, STEM and social emotional learning (SEL).
“This year’s Aspire Accelerator cohort of ed-tech startups focuses on optimizing the learning experience for all students through engaging and culturally relevant content,” said Matt Hickey, vice president, AT&T Public Sector Marketing. “We are excited to provide resources and mentorship to this talented group so they can scale online learning to help students improve core skills and thrive in any environment.”
How will AT&T Support the 2021 Accelerator Class?
Following a competitive application process, eight organizations, including four nonprofits were selected to receive funding, access to business experts, national exposure, mentorship and entrepreneur resources. This six-month program will conclude in December with our annual Pitches with Purpose graduation event.
Starting this year, we will embrace the success and expertise of past and present Accelerator participants to inform content and features of the AT&T Connected Learning program. We developed this new program to help stem the tide of learning loss, narrow the homework gap, and deliver high quality learning experiences everywhere today’s connected students learn – in the classroom, at home, and in the community.
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