A connected intelligent indoor garden, a smart device for garage doors and a cyclists’ tracking device are among the products being developed by the start-ups
Startupbootcamp IoT | Connected Devices has named 10 start-ups from across the world which have been chosen to join the first cohort of its London-based accelerator programme.
The final 10 to join the dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) programme were selected from 21 finalists, whittled down from 425 applications from 61 countries. The intense three-day selection process included expert workshops, pitches to program partners including Cisco, DLL and Premier Farnell, and mentor feedback sessions.
“Receiving such a large number of applications for the programme shows just how much attention there is on IoT and hardware right now,” said Raph Crouan, programme managing director.
“Having undergone a comprehensive selection process which included visiting and hosting events in 15 cities across the world, we’re delighted to have now chosen the 10 start-ups for acceleration. Each one has a great team behind them, and the range of markets they are attacking points the way to how IoT will develop in the coming years, from AI to Industrial IoT, and everything in-between.”
In its first year of running the programme, Startupbootcamp IoT | Connected Devices provides each startup with €15,000 in cash, office space in London connected to a full fast prototyping lab, and access to a global network of IoT and hardware experts and investors.
The programme’s corporate partners, which include Cisco, element14, HWTrek, RPD International, MJ Hudson, DLL, Wildfire PR and Hardware Club, will also be on-hand to provide support to start-ups.
At the end of a three-month acceleration period a public Demo Day will be held, with each of the 10 startups pitching in front of investors, angels and VCs.
The full list of the Startupbootcamp IoT | Connected Devices’ selected start-ups are outlined below:
CityCrop (Greece), a connected intelligent indoor garden that allows you to produce pesticide-free fruits and vegetables 24/7, all year-round.
Doordeck (UK), a hardware and software product for controlling electronic locks such as magnetic locks used in commercial and industrial spaces, strike locks, garage shutters and gates.
Eskesso (Spain), a mobile app, cloud-based online platform and a ‘sous vide’ smart wi-fi compatible cooking appliance to allow people to eat properly.
HomyHub (Spain), a plug-and-play smart device for garage doors that lets you control, monitor and share your garage from your smartphone.
Joyride (Canada), building a tracking device for cyclists and bike fleets.
MOONA (France), tracks your sleep and sets the perfect pillow temperature to fall asleep quickly, have a restorative night and wake-up rested.
Thingtrax (UK), building a tracking solution for injection molding machines targeting mid-level manufacturing customers.
Trackener (UK), an intelligent horse-monitoring technology helping horse owners give the best to their horses and alert them if an abnormal situation is detected.
Woogie (Romania), building a new way of AI interaction with technology especially designed and engineered for children.
YodelUP (Canada), an ‘on-glove’ wearable device that enables skiers and snowboarders to instantly access their smartphone and gadgets while wearing gloves.