Paris, France – November 12th, 2018 – Today Sigfox, the world’s leading IoT service provider, has announced a new partnership with hardware accelerator HAX, to help provide tools to its leading hardware start-ups.
The partnership will see Sigfox deliver on its commitment to equipping start-ups with the knowledge, skills and support they need to successfully break into the market, by providing access to a whole host of tools and training. From free connectivity and developer kits, to hands-on workshops, individual coaching and access to an online course platform, start-ups will benefit from all the technical information and resources needed to kick start their projects and save time.
What’s more, start-ups will be able work with some of the best players in the industry from Sigfox’s global network of 200+ incubators & VCs, as well as tapping into technical training from its dedicated team of engineers and experts, to gain valuable insight into testing and developing solutions. Together, the two companies will also organise events, bringing together leading IoT entrepreneurs in San Francisco and Shenzhen to ideate, innovate and accelerate on a global scale.
“Our partnership with HAX reinforces our commitment to providing start-ups with the tools to innovate globally” said Raouti Chehih, Chief Adoption Officer at Sigfox.
“HAX is excited to work with Sigfox in providing additional start-up friendly tools to help our teams get off the ground“ added Kate Whitcomb, Partner, HAX.
By partnering with the world’s first and largest hardware accelerator, Sigfox will provide some of the best hardware start-ups across the globe with the technology, tools, and training to create and carve out unique and compelling uses for IoT across industries from manufacturing and healthcare, to transport.
Sigfox is the world’s leading IoT service provider thanks to its global network that connects billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability.
Today, the network is present in 53 countries and on track to cover 60 by 2018. With millions of objects connected and a rapidly growing partner ecosystem, Sigfox empowers companies to move their business model towards more digital services. Founded in 2010 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, the company is headquartered in Labège near Toulouse, France’s “IoT Valley”. Sigfox also has offices in Paris, Madrid, Munich, Boston, San Francisco, Dubai, Singapore, Sao Paulo and Tokyo.
HAX solves the world’s problems through hardware. Complete with an international, multi-stage program in Shenzhen and San Francisco, HAX has been recognized as the world’s most active early-stage investor for hardware.
Sigfox – Edelman