That’s such a great question. IoT is unique as it touches so many industries that the true learning curve is understanding how our new connected world will affect your business and customers. We’re now entering a world where everything is connected. People will understand how foods truly affect them, which will change buying habits; our cities will talk to us and learn from us; and we’ll see data like we’ve never seen before. Listen and learn from the data collected. Provide your users with actionable data (i.e. today you burned 1,000 calories, eat this for lunch).
For those looking to build a startup in IoT, start with building relationships with those who have industry experience and get involved in the community (attend events, happy hours, etc.). Don’t hesitate to reach out to people and ask what they are building or working on. There may be a chance you can work together or even partner. Lastly, seek out mentors who can help provide insight and guidance and never be afraid to ask questions. Our most successful leaders in the world have surrounded themselves with more intelligent people than themselves.