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Austin IoT Meetup: Decentralizing IoT & Disrupting the Telcos Using Blockchain
March 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We’ll start with our normal open networking meet & greet from 7:00p-7:15p.
Then after that, join VP of Business Development, Mark Phillips for an awesome presentation entitled Decentralizing IoT & Disrupting the Telcos Using Blockchain.
We’re over a decade into the era of the IoT and it’s still broken. People have great ideas for making the world a better place with more connected devices, but they still can’t turn their ideas into reality with all of the obstacles surrounding large deployments, from data privacy and ownership, network coverage, and hardware costs to name a few.
Helium is taking a radical approach to make it easier to connect IoT devices to the internet using a decentralized wireless network powered by blockchain. The best part? The network is built and owned by you. Hear from Helium on how you can help shape the future of ubiquitous and affordable connectivity for billions of devices by joining the movement and disrupting the traditional telco model.
Helium was founded in 2013 by Shawn Fanning of Napster, Amir Haleem, and Sean Carey. The company is based in SF and has raised equity funding from prominent VC firms including GV (formerly Google Ventures), Khosla Ventures, FirstMark Capital, HSB/MunichRe Ventures and others. To learn more, please visit helium.com.
Thank you to Capital Factory for sponsoring event space in 2019 for Austin Internet of Things. Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas They meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers. Learn more by visiting https://www.capitalfactory.com/