Final Recap: Mobile World Congress 2015

Last week the Lab crossed the Atlantic Ocean to attend the 2015 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. In addition to our daily recaps for Day one, two, and three, we are now proud to present a final recap to cover everything you need to know about the event and highlight our favorites among the 2,000 exhibiting companies.

Download the Final Recap for MWC 2015 here.

Event Recap: Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, powered by Techstars

On Thursday night, IPG Media Lab attended an information session for Qualcomm’s Robotics Accelerator, powered by Techstars. The session was spearheaded by Ryan Kuder, managing director of TechStars San Diegom along with Houman Haghighi, investor at Qualcomm Ventures. They discussed how technology and hardware powered by today’s super-fast processors, such as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon and Nvidia’s Tegra X1 chipsets, are taking the robotics industry to the next level.

While in the past, startup accelerators accepted early stage startups from a wide range of industries, in recent years there has been a shift. The Qualcomm and TechStar partnership is one example of how big brands and corporations are investing dollars and resources in well-established startup accelerators to speed up industry-specific innovation.