Announcing the 2017 Sprint Accelerator Class!

Today we welcome the seven companies participating in our 2017 program to Kansas City!  We’re excited they are part of our newly restructured corporate accelerator program that will focus on creating working partnerships between our corporate sponsors and the selected companies.  

This marks the accelerator’s fourth year, and we’re delighted to be welcoming teams to Kansas City from all over the United States. Our new approach to the Corporate Accelerator model will empower startups in two verticals — Digital and Ag Tech — to work directly with leaders from Sprint, Pinsight Media, Virgin Mobile USA, Dairy Farmers of America and Dairy One.

The seven companies were chosen because their businesses directly align with the goals and needs of their corporate partner.

We’re excited to see how this targeted, laser-focused alignment will produce concrete partnerships by the end of the program.

Stay tuned for more details about how you can meet the companies in early May, and follow our progress on Twitter @sprintaccel!

Without further ado, we present the Sprint Accelerator 2017 Companies…

AgVoice: AgVoice is a mobile voice-interaction service designed for food and agriculture professionals to capture insights on the go. From Atlanta, GA.

Centiment: Centiment is an Advertising Platform powered by second generation artificial intelligence that analyzes emotion, going beyond the constraints of current sentiment analysis. From New York, NY.

DART Technologies: A digital product studio at the intersection of new media (x) mobility, DART Technologies builds location-based solutions for modern transit and urban development. From New York, NY.

HerdDogg: HerdDogg builds state-of-the-art smart ear tags and readers for livestock ID and health monitoring. From Longmont, CO.

My Dairy Dashboard: My Dairy Dashboard connects data collected by dairy farmers to simplify their decisions through a visual dashboard of aggregated herd, feed, milk, and weather data. From Frisco, TX.

Oodles Rewards: Oodles Rewards is a marketing and analytics platform connecting brands and retailers with local shoppers and converting every transaction into a relationship.  From Austin, TX.

TradeLanes:  TradeLanes digitizes and automates the supply chain for shippers, merchants, and traders. From Miami, FL.

Our Demo Day will be Tuesday, June 27. More details to come!

About the author: Doug Dresslaer

Director of Innovation, Dairy Farmers of America