New program for IoT startups will be hosted by The Innevation Center University of Nevada, Reno in fall 2017 – sponsorship opportunities available
A bootcamp for startups in the Internet of Things space will give several young companies a unique opportunity to accelerate development of their concept and business this fall. InNEVator 2017, hosted through The Innevation Center University of Nevada, Reno, will be an intensive and active six-week program.
Funded by sponsors and investors, InNEVator 2017 will provide funding to those selected to participate. And, the bootcamp will encourage interaction between these young IoT companies and the sponsoring organizations.
“We want to infuse our community with creative talent,” Jim Sacherman, director of The Innevation Center, said. “InNEVator 2017 will bring more ideas and more technology to the area, and will integrate the individuals behind these young companies with the community, the bootcamp sponsors, investors and the University.
“The overall goal is to create more viable, fundable startups, as we also spur creativity, ideation and economic opportunity in our community.”
The anticipated six to eight participating startups will work directly with experts to accelerate development of prototyping, creative thinking, commercialization, seed-funding, planning and operations, customer engagement and other aspects of business. Mentorship will be emphasized, with participating mentors who are successful, industry veterans.
Breadware is a unique hardware and software service that helps entrepreneurs and businesses seeking to develop products in the IoT space. Based in The Innevation Center, Breadware moved its headquarters and operations to Reno in March 2017.
“Making hardware and software work well together is a challenging undertaking, especially in the world of IoT,” Danny deLaveaga, COO of Breadware, said. “Our Breadware toolset provides a powerful and accessible solution to IoT development, reducing the time and money burdens of the development process.”
WaterShed Growth Ventures is a specialized investor and consultancy organization focused on effectively managing, funding and building early-stage companies in northern Nevada. It was co-founded by Sacherman, who continues as as a managing member, along with Dan Eckert, and Scott Levy.
For more information about InNEVator 2017 sponsorship or participation opportunities, visit renoinnevator.com or contact Rosanne Catron, The Innevation Center coordinator, at 775-682-8612. For more information about The Innevation Center visit unr.edu/innevation.