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What: The Internet of NODE+ Things story and opportunities for high-tech entrepreneursWho: Greg Compton, COO and Alex Lavidge, VP of Business Development of Variable, Inc.When:Where: Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (KEC), 17 Market SquareDescription:
The handheld NODE+ wireless sensor platform for smart devices received international recognition in January 2013 when CNN Money declared it was the “coolest gizmo” at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Tradeshow. Since then, the team at Variable has developed interchangeable sensor modules that when paired with smart devices through Bluetooth Low energy display accurately temperature, humidity, barcodes, air quality, and much more for supply-chain management, academic research, and a variety of other industrial applications.
During this evening presentation at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (KEC) you will:
- Get inspired as you will learn step-by-step how this “Made in USA” product went from from raising $76,340 on Kickstarter in March 2012 to receiving just under $3.5 million in investment capital right here in East Tennessee.
- Learn how companies in industries like manufacturing, trucking, and food service, across 42 countries, are using wireless NODE+ sensors to accelerate the time it takes to validate quality assurance using iOS and Android devices.
- Discover why universities, schools, and research institutions are saving money when using NODE+ sensors for classroom instruction and research applications.
- Receive an overview of revenue-generating opportunities for mobile app developers, creative agencies, and engineering firms when they partner with Variable.
There has never been a better time to learn about how the Internet of Things (IoT) boom. IoT will affect how you identify new ways to save time and money with your business by tracking relevant data that can help you make smarter decisions that can help you save time and money. Or, if you are looking for the next startup opportunity, come and learn how you can take advantage of emerging trends in IoT.
About the presenters:
Greg Compton, COO of Variable, Inc. received his MBA at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2009. Previous to Variable, Inc. he was COO of Protexter, Inc. in Knoxville, TN.
Alex Lavidge, VP of Business Development remains an advisor to the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (KEC). Previous to Variable, Inc. he was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Strata-G in Knoxville, TN.
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