THE "BEST IN TECH" HOUSE
MINIMIZING BARRIERS TO ENTRY
"Bridging the Gap"
CONNECTING THE DOTS
Gartner predicts that there will be 25 billion connected devices by 2020 (3 for every person on the planet) to build the Internet of Things (IoT). Digital transformation has been instigated by a "nexus of forces." The nexus includes social apps, the cloud, mobile, and is elevated by the IoT. Consumers, businesses, governments, health institutions and many others are identifying new ways to utilize and enhance technology.
BiTHOUSE is an initiative inclusive of those wanting to identify, create, utilize, acquire, and adopt innovative technology solutions as more things become connected. By default connected things will cultivate and encourage inclusive societies. BiTHOUSE GROUP is a strategy and mentorship driven business development cultivator supporting early stage social impact, healthcare and technology ventures founded by women, minorities and EU founders. We “Minimize Barriers to Entry” for these groups by providing both mentoring and consultation in order to provide them with tools and resources needed for entrepreneurial and funding success. We provide an educational and collaborative environment to share, learn, connect, align, innovate, fund, launch, and market innovative and disruptive technology solutions needed for the future.
WE CONNECT THE DOTS ...BiTHOUSE GROUP provides mentorship, organizes workshops, panels and events aligned with brands and organizations interested in unique technology solutions inspired by youth, elderly, women, people of color and the EU. BiTHOUSE provides an environment and aids with the cultivation of mindsets, enabling individuals to identify with whom they are, express their "out of the box" ideas, build upon their technology concepts and strategically market and align their innovations.
We are a group of globally employed seasoned business professionals who are experts in various areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics), Venture Capital, Media, Business Development, Operations and Innovation. Our diversity, leadership levels and corporate + startup experience enables us to "bridge the gap" between mainstream networks and cultural assets which are essential resources to sustain the growth and development of future technology solutions. We inspire, motivate, mentor and educate those interested in becoming entrepreneurs and pursuing careers in technology. We are inclusive of those from various countries, cultural backgrounds, educational experiences and mindsets due to who we are as a collective. We are a global network of professional individuals who are experts in our areas of focus.
BiTHOUSE GROUP is inclusive of those worldwide. We cultivate, mentor and support women, minority and EU founders specifically because they are key players in the consumer marketplace. We call these folks "CHANGE AGENTS." Their creative, social and professional input is essential in order to develop and enable sustainable technology solutions needed to meet the needs of future generations.
LEARN, FIND, ALIGN, MENTOR, INNOVATE, COMMUNICATE, FUND, LAUNCH, PROMOTE, SCALE
Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf, San Francisco, New York, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Wichita, Dallas
Hire a VP or Chief Innovation Officer for 3-6 months to strategize and innovate
Cultivating digital transformations, strategic alliances, investor relations and global exposure.
BiTHOUSE BRYK is a global members only network for established professionals shaping the innovation eco-system for future generations.
Jury, Partner and Sponsored Events
We sponsor and partner with organizers of several events in order to diversify content and audiences to be more representative of the society in which we live. Our "Inclusion Factors" Initiative was created to mentor and increase exposure for EU founders, women, minorities, seniors, youth and veterans who want to pursue careers in areas of IoT, Wearables, HealthTech, STEM and other technology related endeavors. space. Our goal is to be inclusive of women, minorities and EU founders in order to cultivate diversified startup and entrepreneurial ecosystems worldwide.
October 11, 2017
Use Code: SCON2017
Bits & Pretzels
Berlin / Munich
Wearable Technology Europe 2015
IoT Accelerate Berlin
Munich Web Week
Cornell Pitch Bootcamp
"Minimizing Barriers to Entry" by aiding various regions of the EU to create unified digital strategies for the future of retail, food and health.
Things + People = The Future
"How can we enhance the lives of the consumer as it relates to the essentials of entertainment, food and health with all of this connectivity?"
We provide global news in order to enable global impact. If you would like to increase visibility of your brand and/or event which targets founders from the EU, or startups founded by women or minorities, drop us an email. We increase your visibility amongst global networks and enable you to find, align, fund and hire global experts who have created the "best in tech" solutions from all over the world. Drop us an email: email@example.com
We provide startup founders with resources and tips to empower and enable them to turn their ideas into viable businesses. Prototyping and telling your story on a regular basis leads to customers, business sustainability and financial success.
Tell Your Story
In 2015 BiTHouse and partners will organize and execute programs focused on Wearable Technology, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Everything (IoE) as it relates to the Internet of People (IoP). IoT by default cultivates and provides the infrastructure for inclusive and connected societies.
BiTHOUSE "WEARABLE TECH"
Food / Nutrition
Health Care Disparities and Disabilities
Nutrition and Health
Executives, thought leaders, and expert speakers share their best practices and case studies around IoT-empowered products, services, and solutions. They will provide examples about how those solutions have:
In 2015 BiTHouse will work with global leaders to help implement strategies that minimize the gap between the connected and the solutions that connect them. Our goal is to work with the EU as well as the USA to minimize barriers to entry and to help organizations and government engage with their diverse client base. By taking into account diversity amongst customers and consumers we work with organizations to solidify business and technology strategies needed to provide seamless solutions needed to integrate things into systems and processes for the future. Our focus is on Mobility, Energy, Manufacturing, and Connected Home/Building/Cities. IoT and IoE aids with the following:
IoT + People + Places + Things
Technology alone is not everything, How are your IoT solutions making people's lives better?
Flying Lab - Frankfurt to SXSW
Connected passengers experienced: Glyph, Ringly, and QuietOn
Bitcoin by default promotes inclusion. Bitcoin is global and enables those in possession of diverse currencies to invest and fund projects easily. Bitcoin is a digital currency that is public, open-source and uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks. Nobody owns or controls Bitcoin, everyone can take part. BiTHOUSE values inclusion, therefore Bitcoin is our currency of choice. We were partners of two of the first cryptocurrency conferences in 2014/15 and are early adopters of technologies that may be disruptive and diversify structured business models. Support founders and startups that we recommend by cryptocurrency funding mechanisms as well.
Wilhelmina Jewell Sparks
@Jewell Sparks is the Founder of BITHOUSE GROUP INC. BITHOUSE identifies and engages in opportunities that are inclusive of the acceleration, advisory and funding vehicles needed to aid founders across the globe. We carefully identify, invite and curate the presence and inclusion of #changeagents who have the capability of being global leaders for both community and traditional business channels. Our USP is that we possess the global experience and the knowhow of securing and growing new business channels, understand corporate growth and development strategies, possess startup leadership experience and align with global experts who work on leadership teams of both corporate and startup entities. We are technologists, educators, community activists, STEM professionals, programmers, producers and trainers. BiTHOUSE does not discriminate due to the fact that we are capable of understanding local sensitivities, cultures alongside global market dynamics. We also work and train technology systems and robots to be more inclusive and adapt to entrepreneurial mindsets.
Jewell is a global business strategist specializing in providing "Out of the Box" business development and market diversification solutions for startups, nonprofits and businesses in transition. Jewell advises and mentors startups on team effectiveness, brand development, social media marketing, and funding strategies. A cellular biologist/business management professional turned inclusion hacker/serial entrepreneur, with over 20 years of sales, strategic alliance, organizational effectiveness and business development expertise, Jewell possesses the experience and the vision to formulate global business concepts and execute them successfully. She helps corporate entities and startups maintain and expand their current markets while attracting and engaging diverse consumer markets. Jewell is able to rapidly assess current business cultures and incorporate innovative solutions + business operation strategies necessary to create sustainable business models to address the needs of future generations. She helps organizations diversify their leadership teams in order to be effective in the following areas: organizational effectiveness, diversity and inclusion initiatives, strategic partnerships/alliances, social media messaging, conference development, hackathons and pitch event execution.
Operating out of Munich, Berlin, San Francisco, New York and Wichita and having lived in Japan for four years, Jewell has acquired unique skill sets enabling her to aid organizations with business expansion in various regions and diversify their markets across the United States, Europe, and Asia. She is very active in various communities around the globe and is on the Global Advisory Board for SXSW Accelerator, International Academy of Arts and Sciences (Webby and Lovie Awards) amongst other boards and leadership teams. In 2000 she obtained her MBA in strategy, global markets and corporate communications from the University of San Francisco while working for Procter and Gamble Healthcare, and started her own consulting company in 2007 (Strategic Diversity Group) focused on "Bridging the Gap" between business, community, brands and social influencers. Jewell utilizes her technical (biologist), corporate (Procter and Gamble, Syntex now Roche, Amgen) and startup (software + health strategic partnership, business development and sales force training) expertise to empower organizations to put the right systems in place for long-term sustainability, organizational effectiveness, global expansion and customer engagement.
BITHOUSE "INCLUSION FACTORS" TEAM
We are a group of dynamic professionals who are experts in our fields and dedicated to the inclusion of women, minorities, elderly and vets as leaders as it pertains to innovative areas S.T.E.A.M. We help organizations be more inclusive of these groups during conferences, events, continued learning opportunities. Our goal is to help others, hear their voices, see their faces and realize that social inclusion leads to professional opportunities and continued economic growth and the cultivation of leaders to serve future generations.... We focus on the Internet of Everything as it pertains to diversity in tools, resources, devices and the people who make and design them.
Diversity + IDEAS + Tech = Future
We Focus On "Change Agents"
We focus on "CHANGE AGENTS" because they are essential to the continued growth and sustainability of the Internet of Things (IOT). These agents are usually disconnected from mainstream social and professional circles due to the lack of diversity amongst hiring managers, leadership teams and investment entities. We are focused on the Internet of People (IoP) to collaborate and create technology solutions for tomorrow.
BiTHouse cultivates "CHANGE AGENTS" by enabling individuals to tap into their unique skill sets, build confidence and generate interest in areas of STEAM. We provide a safe environment for youth, women and minorities to share their ideas and create innovative technology solutions with the potential to impact the world in which we live.
IT will be one of the fastest-growing sectors of the U.S. economy adding nearly 1.4 million job openings by 2020.
Companies with the highest representation of women on management teams have a 34% higher return on investment than do those with few or no women.
57% of US
By 2060 57% of the US population will be minorities.
1 in 5 Residents
By 2060 1 in 5 residents will be 65+ with 56% of them being non-Hispanic white.
"INCLUSION FACTORS" Initiative
BiTHouse’s “Inclusion Factors” initiative was created due to the growing trend of national conversations focusing on diversity in technology.
Tech Connect ™
In 2015, BiTHOUSE started focusing on inclusion factors as it related to European communities and the US entrepreneur / startup culture. Our team has had an opportunity to attend various hackathons, tech events, and conferences throughout the world and have realized a few things are missing. Elements typically missing are those which engage those who are not used to sharing their accomplishments. The "actions speak louder than words" approach is an honorable one, but communication is the key to building brand awareness.
BiTHOUSE is here to help you! We look forward to helping organizations form strategic partnerships and expand their networks to enhance existing technology platforms and diversify current criteria currently utilized to assess success factors amongst the technology community.
BiTHouse Channels for Inclusion
BiTHouse’s Tech Connect™ “Inclusion Factors" Initiative targets founders from the European Union, youth, elderly, women and minorities. We utilize various types of channels to be inclusive of various groups. We partner with organizations to execute these initiatives. Our programming includes workshops, pitch preps, who's who events and tech showcasing for communities.
BiTHouseRx™ supports and promotes technology solutions developed to solve real life problems specific to various communities. BiTHouseRx™ seeks to enable others to generate and identify various technologies that address cultural uniqueness and can utilized to empower disadvantaged communities and aid organizations with the ability to understand and embrace diverse markets.
BiTHouse has formed strategic partnerships with organizations to offer courses essential to become and entrepreneur and develop technology platforms. We will collaborate with organizations throughout 2014 offering the following:
diversity and inclusion
The BiTHouse Pitch™ Competition is focused on identifying, preparing and assisting minority entrepreneurs who have great ideas, are founders and/or developers of disruptive technology platforms to compete in mainstream pitching competitions. We seek out judges who work in various areas of technology to provide real world scenarios.
Digital Diversity: Who’s Who in Tech™ is an event organized by BiTHouse in various cities that connects organizations and minority entrepreneurs and technology professionals who are shaping the future. These events are organic and allow those in attendance to introduce themselves, announce their current projects and form collaborations.
Partnership, Sponsorship and programming
BiTHouse partnership leverages the the pr and marketing platform of technology conferences and corporations to deliver a value-driven marketing impact for brands and organizations looking for a direct connection with women and minority innovators who are collaborating and creating platforms and businesses that are impactful, scalable and in attendance. We assist with engaging women, minority and European technologists / entreprenuers leading up to, during and after your events. We work closely with partners and sponsors to:
• Promote brand identity
• Reach target demographics
• Integrate partner and sponsor products and services
• Draw the attention of community influencers, industry and media professionals
Sponsor BiTHouse workshops, panels and events in order to reach diverse markets and prepare minority technologists and entrepreneurs for the future. Draw the attention of community influencers, industry and media professionals. We help you identify women and minority technology professionals to judge your competitions, mentor and speak at your conferences and/or events. BiTHouse partners with various organizations in order to help diversify target markets, build brand awareness and organizational effectiveness. BiTHouse provides programming services for the following:
• Pitch contests
• High profile events
Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Contact us for more information on developing a custom program to fit your brand’s needs. We are currently curating Panel Sessions and Core Conversations designed to provide conference attendees a unique opportunity for intimate engagement with the most connected women and minority names and minds in the technology arena.