Cohort companies take part in a six-month program of events, mentoring and collaboration geared towards bringing ideas to reality. Entrepreneurs selected to participate receive support from and introductions to business groups within Cisco, access to co-working space, and mentoring from industry experts. Program events feature opportunities to present products and ideas to investors and partners, as well.
Four of the new cohort will join the Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence in Silicon Valley:
- Measurence (www.measurence.com), based out of New York, provides a mobile analytics and intelligence platform for retailers and other businesses.
- ParStream (www.parstream.com), located in California and Germany, offers a complete analytics platform built for large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) solutions utilizing massively parallel processing technologies.
- PLAT.ONE (www.platone.co), from Italy, delivers a “cloud-ready” end-to-end IoT and machine-to-machine application platform.
- Preferred Networks (preferred-america.com) of Japan adds intelligence to the Internet of Everything by applying machine learning and Big Data technologies to devices and networks.