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Innovation of Things Award

Our top startups battle it out on the Startup Elevate Stage for the highly coveted Innovation of Things Award!

The Innovation of Things Award competition provides a platform for our participating startups to present a short pitch showcasing their product/service to a panel of investors, incubators and accelerators.

The Pitchoff

The Verticals

Each startup is assigned into one of eight verticals to pitch over 2 days during Startup Elevate (subject to change):

  • Consumer IoT (Smart Homes, Wearables)
  • Enterprise Innovation & Digital Transformation
  • IoT Security
  • IoT for Smart Cities, Smart Transportation and Smart Buildings
  • Connected Automotive
  • Industrial IoT 
  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Blockchain & Fintech
The Prize

The winner of the 2019 Innovation of Things Award will receive the following:

  • 1 subscription to Ovum’s Knowledge Center
  • Opportunity to showcase at your choice of Internet of Things World 2019 or one of our Fall IoT events, includes:
    • Table top stand
    • 15-minute showcase on Startup City Stage
    • Pre-event and onsite interview
    • Featured article on IoT Institute (
    • Promoted as 2019 Innovation of Things Award Winner

2018 Pitchoff