Digital health business Kaido is one of just four UK start-ups accepted on to this year’s prestigious Microsoft Internet of Things (IoT) and Data Innovation Programme.
Supporting some of the UK’s most promising start-ups and innovators, the IoT and Data Innovation programme provides free training sessions, networking opportunities and coaching sessions with Microsoft technical and marketing experts, to accelerate the start-ups new products and services and help bring them to market.
Kaido is one of the start-ups in the Digital Health quarter of the Serendip Smart City Incubator, delivered by Innovation Birmingham in collaboration with WMAHSN as the commercial partner. With four sector-specific quarters based in Birmingham's iCentrum building, the commercial partners help to mentor qualifying early stage tech companies and may, in turn, become customers or distribution channels for the start-ups.
Kaido uses smart technology and access to world leading expertise to help individuals get more from their health applications, wearable devices and smartphones in line with their health goals. They were accepted on to the programme following a competitive application and interview process and will be working with Microsoft to further develop their first product: the first true AI ‘health-bot’.
Richard Westman, founder of Kaido, said: “2016 has been a very exciting year for Kaido. Acceptance onto Innovation Birmingham’s Serendip Smart City Incubator and now the Microsoft IoT and Data Innovation programme are integral parts of our growth strategy, to ensure we have the ideal foundations and support services in place to grow into the national and international market space. We are looking forward to working alongside the team at Microsoft to bring our first product to market at the back end of 2016.”