Entrepreneurs looking to tap into Indiegogo, the global innovation platform, now have new incentives and new tools to help bring their dreams to life.
AT&T is teaming up with Arrow Electronics and Indiegogo through the Arrow Certification Program. As the program’s select connectivity provider, AT&T will provide access to its networks – including 4G LTE, 5G, LTE-M and soon-to-launch NB-IoT. Developers will receive SIM cards, data plans for qualified projects and access to its IoT developer tools. And AT&T will evaluate top products to be sold through select retail stores and online.
To kick things off, AT&T and Arrow will be awarding $250,000 in flash funding in 2019 to Indiegogo campaigns containing Arrow-Certified Technology.
The Arrow Certification Program helps entrepreneurs turn tech ideas at any stage of development into reality. The program offers engineering, supply chain, marketing, and production support. By combining the strength of AT&T’s networks and distribution channels with the ideation-through-production services from Arrow and Indiegogo, entrepreneurs in the Arrow Certification Program will have even more resources to bring their IoT products to market.
Projects with Arrow Certified Technology will qualify for AT&T connectivity and be eligible to win flash funding. To get a project certified, entrepreneurs should apply on the Arrow website. Arrow engineers will then evaluate the product’s design for feasibility in order to earn the Arrow Certified Technology badge. This indicates to backers that the product design is ready for manufacturing.
Some examples of recent Arrow-Certified Indiegogo projects include:
- Waggit – a smart collar for dogs that helps pet owners monitor the health and well-being of their furry friends.
- Anyware- a smart home monitoring device that fits in your lamp socket to control lighting, monitor temperature and humidity, and detect sound.