The companies take part in a six-month program of events, mentoring and collaboration geared towards building Internet of Everything, Big Data/Analytics and Smart City solutions. Entrepreneurs receive support from and introductions to business groups within Cisco, access to co-working space, and mentoring from industry experts.
The four companies to join the Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence in Silicon Valley are:
Measurence, a New York-based provider of a mobile analytics and intelligence platform for retailers and other businesses.
ParStream, located in California and Germany, which offers a complete analytics platform built for large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) solutions utilizing massively parallel processing technologies.
PLAT.ONE, a Bogliasco (GE), Italy-provider of a “cloud-ready” end-to-end IoT and machine-to-machine application platform.
Preferred Networks, a Japanese company that adds intelligence to the Internet of Everything by applying machine learning and Big Data technologies to devices and networks.
Two additional startups are joining Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence as part of joint-incubation programs launched with regional partners. They are Embedor Technologies, a startup spun out of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Research Park, which develops wireless smart sensor technologies for the structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure; and Koriist, based in San Diego, California, which “stitches” together legacy and smart digital infrastructure, enabling faster and smoother deployment of Smart City solutions.