In October 2016, nine enterprising startups from around the world came to London to participate in the Startupbootcamp IoT | Connected Devices accelerator program. As an official partner of the program, Farnell element14 has been following the startups as they take part in an intense program of events aimed at helping them to secure funding and prepare their products for the global market.
We met up with the startups midway through the program to find out about how they were progressing. They talked about their main focus areas, the challenges and opportunities they've encountered and their plans for the forthcoming Demo Day, where they ultimately went on to present their products in front of a room of potential investors.
About the Startups
The nine startups that participated in the Startupbootcamp IoT | Connected Devices program represented a wide variety of markets and applications, with entrepreneurs travelling from all over the world in order to take part.
A climate controlled, hydroponic system that harnesses intelligent indoor farming technology for the growth of fresh, healthy and pesticide-free produce all year round.
An intuitive, user-friendly solution for performing a wide range of access control operations via a secure cloud platform.
A sous vide cooking appliance that allows the user to cook and monitor healthy, traditional meals while on the go.
A plug-and-play smart device that allows the user to monitor and share access to their garage door via a simple smartphone app.
Providing tracking and analytics for cycling in smart cities, helping bicycle fleet managers, city planners and community advocates to access the data they need to build healthy, sustainable cycling programs and infrastructure.
A tracking solution for connected manufacturing, applying a smart gateway device to deliver intelligent machine, asset and condition monitoring for increased operational efficiency and reduced unplanned downtime.
Utilising intelligent sensor technology to help horse owners to gather data on all aspects of their animals life and wellbeing, from detecting health problems to ensuring a consistent feeding and exercise routine.
A voice activated, sensor-based device for young children that becomes smarter and more attuned to the child's interests as they interact with it. Also features a companion app that provides parents with valuable information about the child's developmental strengths and weaknesses.
A wearable device that sits comfortably on a glove or mitten, allowing skiers and snowboarders to access a wide range of smartphone apps and gadgets without the need to stop and remove their gloves.