New opportunity for all our community users and startups who are developing their products and services with Carriots IoT Platform. In fact, the most difficult thing for startups and entrepreneurs is to find a way to grow faster and gain resources with minimal costs. Acceleration programs are a nice way to get closer to industrial companies that might be interested in the services they provide, even if they are still in a Proof of Concept (PoC).
Today, we talk about two initiatives for new startups in Spain that are very interesting: Bind 4.0 (an acceleration program) and SeedRockect (an entrepreneur campus).
The Bind 4.0 is an acceleration program in the North of Spain (Basque Country) who helps new startups to access different resources. For example: favorable financing (from 30.000 to 500.000 euros), networking sessions, connections with the main industrial Basque Companies or co-working space among other benefits. The Bind 4.0 program is oriented to startups founded less than five years ago and have already finished a product/service and need to accelerate their commercial development. You have all the information here but hurry, the selection ends on September the 16th!
SeedRockect is another acceleration program for selected startups in their Entrepreneur Campus, the next edition (this one is the 16th) is in Madrid, on October 25-28th. If your Startup is interested, the deadline ends September the 20th.The program offers benefits like a private invest up 150.000 euros or have a space in the SeedRockect space (in Madrid or Barcelona).
This fall starts with good news and initiatives to help IoT Startups! Don´t let them pass!
Carriots was one of the 88 companies exhibiting at the first Internet of Things Solutions Congress celebrated in Barcelona (Iot World Congress).
The IOTSWC showed how quickly the IoT industry is growing. Many interesting solutions were presented and demonstrates that IoT is spreading his benefits among many different industries.
More than 100 speakers updated the audience with the latest with the impact of IoT in sectors like Agriculture or consumer connected products. Other hot topics covered were security and how the financial industrial thinks that now it is the time to invest in IoT Start-Ups.
On the exhibition area many companies showed the state of the art in IoT technology. Among those companies Carriots was showing our popular Smart City made of Legos were all the logic resides in our Carriots IoT Platform on the Cloud. Visitors at our booth we able to play with our technology and see how it integrates with many different devices, from industrial IoT Gateways to the Google Glasses.
From Carriots, we want to say thanks to all the people who came to our stand. If you missed it, please come the next event to meet us.
No Doubt! The IOTSWC has become a reference in his first edition! Next editions will become more interesting as the market matures and evolves. Carriots will also be present next year. See next year at the #IOTSWC16.
Next 16 to 18 september Carriots will be part of the first edition of the IOT Solutions World Congress, a market driven event hosted by Fira Barcelona in partnership with the Industrial Internet Consortium.
The newly launched event is aimed at “cutting-edge technology companies who are developing Internet of Things solutions for strategic vertical markets”, definitely a place for us!
Carriots will have the exhibition stand D417 at Gran Vía Area, Pavilion 1, Floor 0, where we will be discussing about IoT projects, sharing our experiences, learning and meeting people from the IoT world. We will also be showing the latest version of our Lego City with its brand new Smart City features.
We will appreciate your visit. Feel free to contact us in advance to schedule a meeting.
Carriots is proud to announce that our solution is among the finalists of the M2M Challenge 2013/14 out of a large number of innovative and outstanding submissions. We will attend the award ceremony at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (February 24th, 2014), the world´s largest mobile tradeshow.
The official award ceremony will take place at the Ericsson hall on February 24th, starting at 5:00 p.m. and we will presenting Carriots. We hope to see some of our community fans in the MWC.
Our CTO will also attend Internet of Things Barcelona Meetup and will be pleased to talk to anyone interested in Carriots or our IoT vision. Feel free to contact him.
A few weeks ago we were at GigaOm Mobilize event in San Francisco where the trend was “Everything Connected”. You can watch the recorded sessions here and see how the Internet of Things is changing many businesses and companies, from General Electric to Farmers in the US.
It was our first show in USA and had some troubles with the logistics and the US customs. Our beautiful Smart City demo made with Legos and a RaspberryPi was deconstructed during the shipping and delayed by insufficient information on an import form. It is not that easy to declare this shipping contain!
This how our package arrived:
But after just one hour of Lego assembly work, the result was this:
Next week Carriots is attending Smart City Expo WorldCongress in Barcelona, 19-21 Nov . Since Carriots HQ is located in Madrid, a short trip to Barcelona, just 2h30min trip in high speed train, is jet-lag free! Come visit us there and you will be able to see our Lego Smart City and talk to part or team.
Our Development Director, Javier Pastor, will also report from there how the Internet of Things is one of key technologies to create Smart Cities. Stay tuned to this blog to read it.
During our visit to Barcelona we will also gather with the group IOT-Barcelona to check what is going there. All the talks are in English, so you have no excuses to miss it.