ABBALab supports teams who want to challenge making of hardware and services in the Internet of Things, from early phase of prototype up to optimized production. ABBALab’s support includes investment, mentoring and facilities. Monthly updates will be required and additional support will be provided if the teams can demonstrate outcome. （ABBALab’s way of IoT）
ABBALab is looking to meet motivated teams with wonderful ideas and plans in IoT hardware, and also possesses a very early prototype. We ask to the teams to produce prototypes aimed to test-market at crowd funding and further on to optimized production. We also ask the team to demonstrate outcome to ABBALab members from time to time.
In the business in general and in the optimized production that ABBALab aims for, we see the importance of knowing how many people want to buy your products. Crowd funding is one of the efficient ways to achieve this and we value this test marketing opportunities in order to assess market demand and further consideration of follow-on investment.
We have categorized into Internet, Device and Things so to differentiate the “aspects” and “hardware”, and classified into Input, Logic and Output to show the transition of values. The start-up teams who wish to participate to ABBALab’s acceleration program will be asked to fill out this matrix attractively. Following points will also be considered for the assessment;
Teams supported by ABBALab Acceleration Program will have access to DMM.make AKIBA, a shared-office and shared-factory at 2 minutes from Akihabara station in Tokyo. The facility is equipped with all necessaries to do your prototyping from machineries to 3D CAD system and an ideal place to meet up with other start-ups.
The STUDIO is equipped with the following;
The BASE is a free address working space for teams to work on projects and invite guests for meetings.