The programme supports start-ups by providing free training sessions, networking opportunities and coaching sessions with Microsoft technical and marketing experts, to accelerate the creation of new products and services and help bring them to market.
Kaido works with smart technology to help customers get more from their health applications, wearable devices and smartphones in line with their health goals.
The business received its place on the programme following a competitive application and interview process, and will now be working with Microsoft to continue with the development of their first product: the first true Al ‘health-bot’.
Kaido is also one of 20 start-ups currently on Innovation Birmingham’s Serendip Smart City Incubator; a programme which co-locates promising start-up businesses with large commercial partners.
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 & 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 marketspace.
“We are looking forward to working alongside the team at Microsoft to bring our first product to market at the back end of 2016.”
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