Every year, hundreds of new start-ups enter a saturated market of would-be Ubers or Airbnbs. In the realm of Internet of Things technologies, competition is especially fierce, and few start-ups have the support they need to grow from good idea to great company.
At ChallengeUp! a selection of promising IoT technologies go through a multi-stage incubation program. Workshops and presentations aim to share business expertise while fostering connections in the IoT community. Last year’s ChallengeUp! helped deliver technologies related to smart cities, retail, and big data to the market.
Leaders from Intel, Cisco, and Deutsche Telekom share insights and discussed what it takes to be a successful start-up. Emerging from these events is a sense of enthusiasm and challenge—a challenge that more and more start-ups will be poised to meet.
At events in London, Krakow, Dublin and elsewhere, PLANE–SITE has helped ChallengeUp! activate and connect emerging talents in the IoT community, capturing the excitement that comes from turning a digital dream into a successful start-up.