This startup wants to lay the groundwork for future IoT startups

photo of anansi founders“Their original idea was to make a wearable device that would detect a user’s fight-or-flight responses and summon first responders automatically. But in building out the software suite that would power their solution, the co-founders got to thinking about how much time engineering teams at every wearable company spend just on getting the fundamentals in place.

“We hypothesized that others who want to get to development faster would also see value in our toolset,” said Parikh. “Now our focus is entirely on building out the tools for other people to build cool applications on top of our platform.””

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30 Startups Move Forward in University of Chicago’s New Venture Challenge 2016

photo of anansi founders“The annual startup competition run by the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business (which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year) just announced the 30 startups moving forward in the 2016 New Venture Challenge.

Anansi is creating wearable tech focused on safety. Their first product detects your body’s “fight or flight” response and automatically sends alert messages with GPS coordinates to emergency services, friends, or family (here’s more from a story we wrote in October).”

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