The inaugural xone programme in 2016 saw teams achieving great success – $7M in funding was raised during their time in the programme and sales figure reached $8.5M spanning across 12 countries, including New Zealand. 25 new jobs were also created across 10 teams since their participation in the programme. Examples of this include:
- Parking Sense winning the largest parking guidance contract awarded in California (over USD$5M);
- LINC-ED growing their customer base significantly – multiplying ten fold;
- Solar Bright finalising a deal for a commercial trial with Christchurch City Council;
- and IoTStream opening offices in Australia, the UK and India.
To date, 5 trials with Vodafone have been achieved with 2 moving on to commercial and strategic partnerships.
Going beyond conventionally accepted limitations, to find new and practical lighting and renewable energy solutions for everyday, real world problems.
Solar Bright has been working on a Smart, connected catseye during the 2016 programme, with international trials underway.
Democratising the Internet-of-Things through a network, data and storage platform that makes product development easier and faster.
Vodafone is working closely with IoTStream to understand developments in this emerging market, with trials underway.
LINC-ED promotes the sharing of learning and creativity in a simple format that helps parents to understand their children’s next steps.
Since joining xone, LINC-ED has seen a ten-fold growth in customers, and have tripled their team size.
Making homes safer and setting minds at ease by transforming existing doors and windows into smart, connected, secure devices.
Wireless Guard are exploring opportunities with Vodafone clients to integrate their technology with existing and new products.
Blerter makes health and safety processes easy, engaging and fun – helping to ensure everyone goes home safe each night.
Vodafone have begun paid trials Blerter to improve Health and Safety practices within the business.
Making sports commentary interesting again by synchronising crowd-sourced online commentary with live sports streams.
Since joining xone, Spalk has trialled its technology with Maori TV which saw online viewership jump by 70%.
Linewize enables schools complete control over internet usage both in and out of the classroom, in real time. Bringing transparency, control, and accountability to the students.
Linewize has since gone through a funding round with Punakaiki Fund and have secured a top US distributor.
Connecting car parks to the cloud to make parking cars better, easier, and more profitable.
Vodafone have helped provide global connectivity for Parking Sense devices, allowing for worldwide deployment with minimal setup.
Hookdshot allows viewers to easily and legally share broadcasted moments in real-time, while enabling new revenue for broadcasters.
Hookdshot have begun developing a working prototype and are in talks with a number of New Zealand sports club.
Improving pasture-based farming through real time autonomous drone tracking and management for beyond line of site applications.
The Haptly team have since decided to put this project on pause.