SiteWhere LLC, an Atlanta-based Internet of Things (IoT) startup, is one of the newest organizations to complete The BridgeCommunity by Coca-Cola.
In its 2nd North American cohort, the BridgeCommunity targeted early-stage or growth-stage FinTech, Engagement/Retail tech, and Internet of Things companies. As one of the 22 startups selected for the BridgeCommunity 2017 program, Sitewhere received tactical, in-depth training from an enterprise perspective including marketing, branding, sales & negotiation, tailored to our individual needs to help accelerate our route to market. The program also provides access to experienced internal and external business mentors. In addition, opportunities are provided for fast-tracked connections into partner corporations with the potential for pilots that could ultimately lead to formal agreements. No equity financial investment is required and startups maintain ownership of their IP.
“Our acceptance and completion of the BridgeCommunity was an amazing opportunity for our company!” said Derek Adams, an Atlanta native, Georgia Tech alumnus, and SiteWhere Founder and Chief Architect.
“The Internet of Things is one of the hottest industries today,” said Todd Peneguy, VP of Strategy and UGA Alumnus. “Having the support and guidance from the enterprise partners that make up the BridgeCommunity is priceless. The program is built on the foundation of Southern hospitality, something that Atlanta does best, and we are already reaping huge benefits from our involvement.”
About SiteWhere LLC
SiteWhere is an Open Source IoT Application Enablement Platform designed for speed, agility, flexibility, and enterprise level scalability. SiteWhere’s platform provides out of the box support for device management, big data storage, communication support, and analytics, and integrates with leading IoT and mobile hardware platforms, including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Android, iOS, and more. Specifically designed for industrial scope and scalability, SiteWhere’s platform connects to millions of devices and processes hundreds of millions of events per day. SiteWhere eliminates the need for custom development required to build and maintain such a complex framework, resulting in huge saving through speed to market, adaptability, thereby enabling enterprise level clients to bring their IoT projects to market on time and under budget. For more information, please visit www.SiteWhere.com.
About the Bridge Community
The BridgeCommunity by Coca-Cola began in 2014 as a collaboration between The Coca-Cola Company and the entrepreneurial tech community in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2016 the program expanded to Atlanta, Georgia with a specific focus to grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem through startup engagement, partnerships, a powerful corporate member-to-member network and a local community initiative to help raise the technical skill level from high school onwards. Since inception, 74 startups and 9 corporations – Capgemini, Coca-Cola, COX Enterprises, InterContinental Hotels Group, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche North America, SunTrust Bank, Turner, The Weather Company – have participated in the program. For more information, please visit bridgecommunity.com