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    Date submitted
  • 25-Aug-2017

IRIS Technologies


We are a company developing and designing high-tech tools to help beekeepers developing their projects and to provide the needed information for concerned investors or institutions looking to invest in modern, precision and the profitable beekeeping industry.

Beehives' Real-time monitoring and regular veterinary inspections are a wealth of useful information for both, beekeepers and organizations.

Using our specific electronic devices, we are able to extract and transmit the hive's temperature, humidity, GPS localization and the beehive weight. These data are gathered with the bee's health records, beehive strength state, and beekeeper practices, to be used for a digital modeling of the behavior and activity of beehives.


Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

Beekeepers are not our direct customers as much as Micro-finance institutions, NGOs, and Governments. These are more interested and concerned by complete solutions depending on their strategic needs.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

Regarding Beekeepers, they mainly suffer from: - Lack of Training & Coaching - Poor Brand: they need quality's certifications and an effective marketing to build a good reputation. - Funding Problems: It's too hard to find adequate funding mechanisms Lack of Management and decision tools: ineffective management for their apiaries Regarding Banks, microfinance institutions, NGOs, governments working or investing in the beekeeping field, they need: - Key Performance Indicator: Monitor the process - Risk Management: Decrease investment risks related to low beekeeper R.O.I - Growth Strategies and Business Modeling

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

- To be first to market: A lot of startups are trying to develop the best electronic devices to gather internal metrics from the beehive delivering their products directly to beekeepers. Few are those who see the opportunity and advantages working on the whole beekeeping value chain as we do. - To build the community of Elite Beekeepers - To master the beekeeping value chain

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

- IT team: Engineers and IT mentors - Vets: Veterinarians specialized in beekeeping - Mentoring programs: Enpact, Hivos investment