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Icontrol and Indiegogo Partner on 'Internet of Things'

Partnership will empower entrepreneurs around the world who want to be a part of the $71B Internet of Things market

Connected home leader Icontrol Networks and Indiegogo, the largest global crowdfunding platform, announced a groundbreaking new partnership to spur smart home device innovation.

Connected devices launching on Indiegogo will now have special access to Icontrol's OpenHome Labs incubator program, also announced. The program includes: hands-on mentoring and resources to guide device startups; a potential base of smart home customers via compatibility with most widely used connected home platform in the industry; and special branding so funders have more confidence in the likelihood for success.

"This is crowdfunding-plus – a way to add a layer of strategic oversight and marketing muscle to startups trying to break into the smart home industry while raising funds," said Bob Hagerty, Chief Executive Officer of Icontrol Networks. "Our partnership with Indiegogo will significantly increase the odds that a crowdfunded device makes it into homes across the country."

Icontrol OpenHome Labs members launching their Indiegogo campaigns as part of this new partnership include:

  • Bttn: An internet-connected physical push button that triggers a pre-defined action or chain of actions. With both tactile and visual feedback, the bttn informs the user that the action was successful and the desired result reached.
  • Reemo: A wrist-worn product that offers a fun and powerful new way to control your world. Reemo's intuitive gesture control allows wearers to interact with devices easily, right out of the box.
  • Zen: A new connected thermostat that doesn't think it is smarter than you. Zen is incredibly simple to use with a touchscreen and app that allows you to control the temperature of your home from your smartphone.

"This partnership gives us a way to further empower entrepreneurs around the world who want to be a part of the $71B Internet of Things market," added Slava Rubin, founder and CEO of Indiegogo. "We've already been able to democratize the way people raise funds, and now with Icontrol's OpenHome Labs we are setting our entrepreneurs up for long-term success that reaches beyond the close of their funding campaigns."

Icontrol's OpenHome Labs program provides technical assistance, direct market exposure to leading connected home service providers, and branded differentiation. To learn more or apply to OpenHome Labs, visit To view the OpenHome Labs Partner Channel on Indiegogo, visit

About Icontrol Networks
Icontrol Networks' vision is to provide a connected home solution for every household, so people worldwide spend less time managing their lives and more time living them. Icontrol is making the connected home a reality through its software platforms, which are deployed by home security companies, service providers, retailers, and the all-in-one Piper home security, video monitoring and automation device for consumers. Icontrol is further pioneering the next generation of connected living through its OpenHome™ Developer Program, the first community for application and device makers to partner on a common platform. Venture investors in Icontrol include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of service providers including ADT, Comcast Ventures, Comporium and Rogers Communications. For more information about Icontrol Networks and Piper visit and

About Indiegogo
Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them. As the largest global crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from almost every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community. At its core, Indiegogo is an open platform dedicated to democratizing the way people raise funds for any project – creative, entrepreneurial or cause-related. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. For more information, visit and follow us at and

2nd International Internet of @ThingsExpo will take place November 4-6, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California with over 100 major sponsors and exhibitors in 2014 and more than 6,000 delegates from 17 countries.

Internet of @ThingsExpo this week launched the premiere issue of its monthly newsletter which contains highlights of the hottest sessions and speakers from Internet of @ThingsExpo, speaking information as well as sponsorship opportunities.

Download @ThingsExpo Newsletter Here

Chris Matthieu Named Internet of @ThingsExpo Tech Chair
Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Chris Matthieu has been named tech chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2014 Silicon Valley.

The 2nd Global Internet of @ThingsExpo will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

Chris Matthieu has two decades of telecom and web experience. He launched his Teleku cloud communications-as-a-service platform at eComm in 2010, which was acquired by Voxeo. Next he built an open source Node.JS PaaS called Nodester, which was acquired by AppFog. His new startup is Twelephone ( Leveraging HTML5 and WebRTC, Twelephone's BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) is to become the next generation telecom company running in the Web browser.

Tracks and topics for Internet of Internet of @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley will include:

Consumer IoT and Wearables Track

  • Smart Appliances
  • Wearables
  • Smart Cars
  • Smartphones 2.0
  • Smart Travel
  • Personal Fitness
  • Health Care
  • Personalized Marketing
  • Customized Shopping
  • Personal Finance
  • The Digital Divide
  • Mobile Cash & Markets
  • Games & the IoT
  • The Future of Education
  • Virtual Reality


Video: @ThingsExpo power panel discussion at Internet of @ThingsExpo New York

Enterprise IoT Track

  • The Business Case for IoT
  • Smart Grids
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Transportation
  • The Smart Home
  • M2M
  • Authentication/Security
  • Wiring the IoT
  • The Internet of Everything
  • Digital Transformation of Enterprise IT
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Local & State Government
  • Federal Government

IoT Developer and WebRTC Track

  • Eclipse Foundation
  • Cloud Foundry
  • Linux Containers
  • Node-Red
  • Open Source Hardware
  • AJAX and the IoT
  • Leveraging SOA
  • Multi-Cloud IoT
  • Evolving Standards
  • WebSockets
  • Security & Privacy Protocols
  • GPS & Proximity Services
  • Bluetooth/RFID/etc.
  • XMPP
  • Nest Labs

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Sponsorship Opportunities for Internet of @ThingsExpo 2014 Silicon Valley
Internet of @ThingsExpo 2014 Silicon Valley "show prospectus" has shipped. Sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at), or by phone 201 802-3021.

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