Hagerstown Community College Business Incubator Startup Developing App for First Responders with Help from AT&T Foundation

Denis Dunn – President, AT&T Maryland
December 7, 2022
Community Impact, Innovation and Technology, Public Safety


Hagerstown Community College Business Incubator Startup Developing App for First Responders with Help from AT&T Foundation

A startup working out of Hagerstown Community College’s business incubator is developing a mobile application called Mindo to help first responders and veterans identify and address work-related post-traumatic stress and gain access to tools, local resources and support, thanks to a $17,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation.

The grant also will help cover a digital internship for students, giving them hands-on experience that will level students in gaining employable skills as application developers and digital marketers.

What people are saying:

“The business incubator at Hagerstown Area Community College is important to the economic competitiveness of this region.  We’re happy that AT&T has teamed up with the college to help prepare the next generation of leaders in our region while helping those who serve and protect our communities.” – Paul Frey, President & CEO of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce

“A community investment from AT&T exhilarates the two owners working on a solution for spotlighting preventative techniques and tools for individuals. Thank you, AT&T, for giving local entrepreneurs the jumpstart to launch a no cost smartphone app bridging resources to others. As the Incubator + Labs at Hagerstown Community College continues to educate, mentor and invest in startup companies, we hope our connection with AT&T strengthens the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Washington County Maryland.” – Justina Shaw, Business Incubator Director at Hagerstown Community College

“Through our work with FirstNet®, Built with AT&T, we have committed to supporting our first responders on and off the frontlines with our FirstNet Health and Wellness Coalition. We hope to equip first responders with tools to address mental health challenges. This grant will give students hands-on tech training to help them advance in their careers and continue these important conversations around health and wellness.”– Denis Dunn, president, AT&T Maryland