Several big companies are teaming up to launch an Internet of Things community in the metro, geared toward making the area a “global hub for innovation” and fostering Kansas City’s IoT economy.
The initiative is spearheaded by Innovation Pavilion Inc. in Olathe, Garmin International Inc., Arrow Electronics, IBM and Nokia.
The Olathe-based community, called TechrIoT-KC, includes entrepreneurs, investors, manufacturers, and business executives, among other groups.
TechrIoT-KC plans to host a variety of events that combine the necessary resources and stakeholders to help “IoT innovators ideate, launch and scale the next generation of connected devices.” Programs will include education and networking, design mentoring and supply chain guidance and access. Another component is connecting entrepreneurs to financing programs and a network of funders in the IoT space.