Soracom IoT Startup Accelerator Program

What is this program?

Just a year ago, Cisco broke the news that 75% of IoT projects fail. It’s not because IoT innovators lack vision or talent. It’s because IoT is hard, and because success requires deep expertise at every stage, from hardware and networking to software and cloud integration.

In keeping with our mission to build a more connected world, Soracom has already helped thousands of customers to bring IoT solutions to market and helped to cultivate the IoT ecosystem through strategic investments in companies like resin.io (IoT device management) and unabiz (IoT networking).

Across industries, from agriculture and energy to real estate and consumer electronics, we’ve seen what it takes to bridge the gap from prototype to production and bring new experiences to life.

That experience forms the foundation of the Soracom IoT Accelerator program, a comprehensive program designed to help IoT innovators get their best work off of the whiteboard and into the world.

We know that in IoT one size does not fit all, and each participant’s differ depending on their need, so we’ve partnered with two great companies, Breadware and Carbon 5, to deliver a comprehensive network of expertise. Together, we aim to focus on your immediate needs and challenges and not push you through a stringent curriculum.

Starting and scaling IoT startup is hard enough. Because of this, let us help you get the odds on your side. Let us help you supercharge your growth.

We’re excited to work with you to help you grow your IoT startup!

We have a proven track record of helping startups!

CES 2017 Best Accessibility Tech award winner Whill, Inc.

Accessibility provider WHILL Inc. wanted to connect their electric personal mobility device to the internet.

In conventional networks, data volume was large, which consumed a lot of battery power, so they turned to the team at Soracom.

In return, WHILL Inc. not only gained internet connectivity that was integrated seamlessly into the cloud. but they also achieved a 30% reduction in power usage due to Soracom Beam (a Soracom product offering) and implementation expertise provided by the Soracom team.

Soracom worked together worked to make things more efficient and easy to use.

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2017 National Winner of Best IoT Startup in Finland, Anaxeos

Anaxeos, a Finnish company, has a bold plan to improve the lives of 1 million dogs by 2023.

When designing a pet device they wanted to work with a partner that could help them better understand IoT challenges and create a device that was not too heavy on dogs and provided great battery life while having always-on connectivity.

Soracom worked with their team to help ensure they had a secure connection, assisted with the module they selected for manufacturing, and help create the best data flow to keep battery life optimized and dogs happy while being safe and care for!

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Partners we work with include:

Why should you apply?

Presenting an ecosystem of expert mentorship across a variety of industries

Soracom will be proving the following benefits:

  • Consultation regarding what connectivity method is best, and how to go about implementing it
  • Hands-on consultation with Soracom solutions architecture support
  • 3 months POC credit (including SIM cards and Soracom platform usage/data)
  • Introduction to great partners in our network

Carbon Five is a strategic digital product development firm.

They work with clients at every stage of their journey: from early-stage startups to growth and enterprise companies such as MasterClass, Coinbase, and Hulu.

Carbon Five provides the following benefits:

  • Mentorship turning the big idea/vision into actionable steps
  • Helping get the first version of a process right!
  • Office hours to provide guidance as needed

Breadware makes product development easy by providing the software and team to build connected products.

Breadware has worked on over 150 projects in the last year.

Breadware provides the following benefits:

  • Mentorship creating a detailed project plan to define requirements
  • Guidance on manufacturing
  • Estimate timelines and budgets
  • Access to our vast vendor and partner portfolio
  • Office space in Reno, NV at Breadware HQ

Industries We are Looking At

Transportation

IoT is creating a smarter, more streamlined, and predictive means of traveling. We are looking for innovative companies working on vehicle tracking, optimized traffic routes, improved fleet logistics, and smarter cities, and more.

Agriculture

IoT is helping improve how food is produced, reduce waste, and keep animals safe. We are looking for innovative companies working on smart framing, cattle management solutions, precision agriculture, automation, and more.

Smart Home

Smarter homes have the potential to run more efficiently, allow for remote access from anywhere, and provide better peace of mind. We are looking for innovative companies working on automated homes, smart locks, security, garages and more.

Industrial

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is helping to transform manufacturing operations. We are looking for innovative companies working on smart manufacturing, supply chain, improved operational efficiencies, and more.

Energy

IoT is changing how energy how our world is run. We are looking for innovative companies working on energy efficiency, energy management, renewable energy, automation, and more.

Consumer

The Consumer Internet of Things (CIoT) is creating a safer smarter world. We are looking for innovative companies working on wearable technology, asset tracking, and healthcare devices.

What we are looking for:

  • Cellular or LPWAN connectivity products/solutions
  • MVP/IP products and prototypes
  • Minimum of two founders (solo founders may still apply)
  • Preference given to these industries above

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The Story

The Connection

 

We want to serve and give our customers the best. SORACOM allows us that. By providing the capability to conquer the whole world with real-time management SIM cards. Soracom thinks in the same startup way as we do. Their values and vision are right. Furthermore, Soracom’s staff is just a great gang to work with!

Toni Koutu Founder, Anaxeos
 

With Soracom solutions, Rcup team could focus on its core business. It’s easy, ready to use and global.

Frederic Lassara Founder & CEO, RCUP
 

Soracom has everything that OneWatt is looking for both in terms of technology and network. Without them we would’ve been SSH-ing to hundreds of our EARS individually, so we are REALLY glad to be working with them.

Emmanuel Bueta CEO / Co-Founder

Still have questions?

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We are open to accepting a wide variety of applicants in their company’s life cycle. From early-stage companies still figuring out their initial POC/Beta product to companies testing out their markets and wanting to take it to next level quickly.

It is not.
The stages we work with companies at and the problems they are facing are vastly different from each other.
We think our resources are better spent helping people solve immediate challenges than walking through a set curriculum. Giving people what they need in a certain moment and not forcing them through a rigid structure that may not fit their use case.
Our potential customer base is spread around the country and we do not want to eliminate great companies based on geography or travel expenses.

No, we want to tailor each company’s experience to exactly what can benefit them.
While we do define the exact length, or exactly how the program will run, we do define the personal mentorship. So as we get to you know your requirements we will work within our Soracom team and with our partners Breadware and Carbon five.
We feel we have the perfect synergy between our three companies. Breadware has expertise in hardware and getting devices manufactured. Carbon 5 has a software interface and project management expertise.
Product managers will specifically look at how products will interact with ends customers and how
So as companies are making this hardware decision, or user interface decisions, things are staying align with a companies original goal and what was envisioned for the end customer.

Mentors help companies figure out what our accelerator companies actually need. From project management help, cloud architecture assistance, to connectivity solutions.
It’s about sharing best practices on actually making these products a reality. Our focus is on solving these complex technological challenges that people run into.

Why should you apply?

Mentoring

Soracom will coordinate with our team and provide access to software development mentorship from Carbon five, and prototype development mentorship from Breadware

R+D / planning

Consultation regarding what connectivity method is best, and how to go about implementing it

Architecture

Hands-on consultation with Soracom solutions architecture support

Manufacturing

Access (and help navigating) a network of manufacturing partners suitable for all stages of development from Breadware

Network

Soracom has over 100 partners in our ecosystem

Soracom connectivity

3 months POC credit (including SIM cards and Soracom platform usage/data)

 

Carbon Five is a strategic digital product development firm. We partner with clients to create exceptional products and grow effective teams.
We work with clients at every stage of their journey: from early stage startups to growth and enterprise companies such as MasterClass, Coinbase, and Hulu

Carbon Five provides the following:

  • Mentorship with Software development
  • Turning the big idea/vision into actionable steps
  • Helping get the first version of a process right!
  • Office hours to provide guidance as needed

 

Breadware makes product development easy by providing the software and team to build connected products. Breadware has worked on over 150 projects in the last year.

Breadware provides the following:

  • Mentorship in building your connected product no matter the development stage
  • Creating a detailed project plan to define requirements and estimate timelines and budgets
  • Guidance on manufacturing your first prototype or scaling up your existing product.
  • Access to our vast vendor and partner portfolio
Office space in Reno, NV at Breadware HQ