Life of an IoT & Hardware Startup at Startupbootcamp – Part 1

Life of an IoT & Hardware Startup at Startupbootcamp – Part 1

02-Nov-2016 by Camille Venot

Last month nine startups joined our new Startupbootcamp IoT | Connected Devices program for three months of acceleration (more on each of our teams here). We’re only four weeks in, but a lot of work has already been done on product market fit, customer development, and getting ready for manufacturing. Here’s a look at what’s been going on…

‘Nervous’, ‘Excited’, ‘Scared’… How are our startups feeling about the next three months?

Workshops

We’ve run a number of sessions around some of the key stages of building a startup, such as business model design and customer development…

Given that our startups are all developing a piece of hardware there has also been a lot of focus on areas such as the bill of materials, wireless options that can be used in an IoT device, and getting ready for manufacturing. Here’s a brief intro to the latter…

Partners, Mentors & Events

Our startups have had the chance to speak with both our program and global partners such as Cisco, RPD, Intel and Amazon…

They’ve been paired with a handful of expert mentors who will be helping them over the coming months…

…and they’ve even had the chance to play with our new toys at IDEALondon.

Not to mention the events we’ve been to, such as TechDay last week…

Oh, and the best bit? Startup stash of course.

Christmas has come early for our IoT | Connected Devices cohort… #startupswag #sbciotdevices #acceleratorlife #hardware

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Want to come and meet the teams? Get in touch with us on Twitter @sbcIoT_Devices!

Camille Venot

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