Applications for IoT and big data start-ups boot camp now open

18 Aug 2014

A new start-up boot camp based in Barcelona, Spain, specifically for companies working on technology involved with the internet of things (IoT) and big data, is now accepting applications.

Run by the organisation known simply as Startupbootcamp, the boot camp is looking to take on 10 start-ups from around the world to join its mentoring programme that will look to tap into two of the most hyped areas of the tech industry at the moment.

Kicking off in January next year, the programme will offer an initial €15,000 in cash to each team, as well as six months worth of office space in a dedicated IoT and big data hub, mentors from companies including Intel, Yahoo!, and Cisco, and more than €450,000 in partner services.

The hub that Startupbootcamp has set up is right in the middle of the 22@Barcelona district, well-known as the city’s largest tech hub that houses more than 700 start-ups.

The city is also particularly familiar with the areas of IoT and big data ,with both the Yahoo Labs data competence centre and Telefónica’s centre of excellence dedicated to the two areas of technology, according to TechCrunch.

The deadline for applications for the boot camp is 20 November. The final 10 companies will be chosen on 18-19 December.

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Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic