NCET helps you explore business and technology
By Dave Archer
We live in the Internet of Things era. We wear internet-connected smartwatches that can check our vital stats or our text messages. The voice assistants in our homes can turn on the lights or order our groceries. Other smart home devices run our homes without us having to lift a finger. Connected cars can monitor their own health and may one day even be able to drive themselves.
No matter where you look, IoT technology permeates our daily lives. These products are computers that look like a watch, a TV, a garbage can, a washing machine, a door, or even a toilet. So, businesses investing in this technology find themselves working outside of their core competency.
That’s where Breadware comes in.
In 2015, Breadware was founded as a specialized product development firm with a focus on the new-at-the-time breed of products that connect to the internet. Then, in 2017 the company moved from Santa Barbara to Reno. In 2018, the company moved from the Innevation Center to 200 S. Virginia St., formerly the Wells Fargo building.
In the 6,900-square-foot space, Breadware also shares space with GroupGets, an e-commerce company and crowd purchasing platform. A complementary and separate company, GroupGets helps professionals and enthusiasts participate in collective purchasing easily and rewards them for creating group buys.
Breadware has grown as a company as has its suite of offerings. Now, this Reno-based company is recognized as the resource for IoT product development. As a trusted guide and partner through IoT product development. Breadware provides access to information, tools, resources, and best-in-class firms.
Its three divisions offer organizations looking to build an IoT product with a variety of resources. Through its IoT Strategy division, Breadware works shoulder-to-shoulder with companies looking to launch an IoT product. Its team of experienced, bar-raising engineers and designers have helped bring hundreds of products from concept to success.
The recently launched online B2B Breadware Marketplace connects companies and pre-vetted firms specializing in the exact area of expertise that their IoT project requires. Businesses can visit Breadware for assistance in planning, building and launching their IoT products. Breadware vets and aggregates trusted resources and IoT service providers to offer reliable options to customers at each step of the product development journey.
Breadware’s events division, Interrupt, holds quarterly and annual summits that bring together thought leaders and trailblazers in sports tech, med-tech, smart homes, smart cities, and all things IoT.
Through all these divisions, Breadware aims to takes the “hard” out of Internet of Things hardware, software, firmware, cloud services, and mobile app development.
Explore Breadware’s downtown headquarters, learn about its mission, and interact with IoT products during NCET’s Tech Wednesday event from 5:30–7:30 p.m. on September 11. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit NCETwed.org.
Dave Archer is president/CEO of NCET, which produces educational and networking events to help people explore business and technology.