IBM brings Watson IoT platform and cloud services to Indiegogo/Arrow partnership

February 16, 2017 // By Julien Happich
IBM announced a partnership with Indiegogo and Arrow Electronics to help bring new IoT ideas to life, bundling its Watson IoT platform and cloud services together with ideation to production services from Arrow Electronics and Indiegogo.

Now, qualified Indiegogo entrepreneurs will have no-charge access to IBM Watson IoT Platform via Bluemix for an unlimited amount of time, giving them access to more than 160 industry-leading cloud services to incorporate ready-to-use capabilities, such as artificial intelligence, Blockchain, advanced data analytics and cyber security into their latest IoT inventions.

In addition, qualified startups will have access to IBM’s global network of technical and industry expertise, education, mentoring and enterprise customers and business partners, all of which can help to bring new and innovative IoT products to market quickly. 

"We're very excited to be partnering with Arrow and IBM to help entrepreneurs bring their wildest IoT dreams to life," said David Mandelbrot, CEO of Indiegogo. "We know that fundraising is only one piece of the entrepreneurial puzzle, and by working together with IBM and Arrow we’ll be able to continue making it easier for entrepreneurs to bring their ideas all the way from concept to market."

In addition to IBM’s benefits, Arrow provides qualified Indiegogo campaigns with up to $500,000 in benefits, such as component parts, online product design and prototyping tools, comprehensive technical reviews with Arrow engineers, manufacturing and supply chain services and sustainable recycling.

More information about the program at www.arrow.com/indiegogo/ibm