|6:00pm – 7:15pm||IoT demos & networking|
|7:15pm – 8:00pm||Fireside chat with IoT startup founders|
|8:00pm – 8:15pm||Audience Q&A|
|8:15pm – 9:00pm||Additional networking|
|Tim Wagner, Innovation Strategist at btrax (Moderator)|
Tim uses his diverse background in design, coding, marketing, partnerships and global business to bridge those domains and grow companies. He speaks at tech and business events, advises several startups and writes about creating human-centered products and communities.
|Chris Bruce, Founder & CEO of Sproutling|
Sproutling is a family technology company that creates thoughtfully designed products to help parents and their families thrive. Their product is a wearable band for infants. A smart charger and a mobile app work together to monitor, learn and predict the baby’s sleep habits and optimal sleep conditions. Sproutling was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco. They have received $6.6 million in one round of funding from nine investors to date.
|Sanjay Rajpoot, Co-founder & CEO of FarmX|
FarmX is committed to helping farmers get the most out of their farm using FarmMap, the first farm health monitoring system of it’s kind and is affordable enough for any grower. FarmMap continuously monitors the farm, providing real-time information on soil and crop health information to grow the most with every drop of water. FarmX was founded in 2014. Prior to FarmX, Sanjay was the founder and CEO of Sustainable Microfarms.
|Thejo Kote, Co-founder & CEO of Automatic|
Automatic turns almost any car into a connected car. By pairing Automatic’s award-winning connected car adapter and apps for iPhone, Android, and web, drivers are able to enhance their driving experience with a host of connected services on the Automatic platform. Thejo is the co-founder of Automatic, which he started in 2011 while in graduate school at Berkeley.
|Richard Graves, Founder & CEO of BKON|
The Physical Web, with its UriBeacons, is poised to rewrite the rules of customer engagement. This transformative tech lowers the barrier to entry for anyone who can benefit from being part of the IoT. Real Estate agents, small business owners, teachers and promoters are going to find all kinds of new and exciting ways to engage with their clients, customers, students and fans without major investment dollars in app development. Founded in 2013, BKON makes beacons and software that makes them smarter. Richard is an entrepreneur and angel investor with a background in telecom and technology startups.
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