IoT Tribe North is a 12+12 week acceleration programme for 10 early stage Internet of Things start-ups. We will power up your product development, market testing and investment readiness through an intensive 12 week programme based in Barnsley, in the North of England and with strong links to the London investor ecosystem. We will only take the 10 best IoT start-ups so get your application in as quickly as possible so we can start to get to know you.
Supported by Innovate UK, Barnsley Council and Capital Enterprise, start-ups will be immersed into vibrant local and global manufacturing ecosystems and global supply chain and investment networks.
Support services package
Pitching opportunity at the end of the programme.
Early-stage IoT companies with an existing prototype and some evidence of product-market fit
Set up by at least 2 founders and teams located in Barnsley for the 12-week Acceleration Programme
Able to co-fund branding, manufacturing and mission to SE Asia
Regardless of where they are from, with an ambition to scale globally and registered in the UK
Application on F6S
Deadline for Applications
Market and Customer Discovery
Design and UX
Supply Chain Missions
End of 12-week Programme
Follow-on Support. Investment Brokering and Relationship Building
End of Follow-On Support
*Exact dates to be confirmed
What do we offer?
POWER UP YOUR PRODUCT
Come up with an idea, make a prototype, get it tested, all within 10 minutes of your desk, that’s it, of course you can do so much more with our lab packed to gills for your hardware needs.
Startups may have to cover consumible costs.
Coming on our supply-chain mission to South East Asia? As part of the programme you are. But before that, learn from masters of design-for-manufacturing, develop watertight PRDs and be supported in a small-scale manufacturing closer to home.
Startups will be expected to partially contribute to travel costs
The Tribe will shape your investment strategy and hold you to it with curated introductions to investors that are right for your company for up to 3 months after the programme.
Setting up a company is complex, developing technology is hard and IoT is even harder. You will have individual sessions with domain experts in areas such as:
- Protecting your Intellectual Property
- Talent management
- Financial management
LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL MENTORS
To make the most of your time with us, you will avail of a concierge service to help you find your feet (and roof) and get you involved in local social events. We want you to work but we also want you to have fun.
AND MUCH MORE...