Journey with Us
Bringing an idea from concept to first sale is a huge undertaking, but can be fun and rewarding if approached the right way. As an IoT founder, the new idea that your product brings to life is 90% of its value. Unfortunately, 90% of the cost of an IoT deployment is in building a framework to implement it, not the idea itself. Moxie has spent years developing a framework for IoT development and a workflow that you can jump into with no technical background. The Moxie workflow helps keep a focus on your good idea and keep a steady push towards commercialization.
It is helpful to divide the IoT development process into four steps. Each step is a meaningful process to defining and creating a product – and working in stages through each one allows a pause and shift at any point it makes sense to adjust the vision.
Research until you’re confident in your idea.
You have a great idea for a new technology product. Awesome! Friends/coworkers agree the idea has potential. No existing products solve the problem well. You understand the market and its customers. You’re looking for a path and a team to help you start selling your idea, there are many online resources that can help. Plan the first steps to starting a company and consider some of the technical areas of expertise your product requires.
Outreach by phone, in-person visit, trade show.
Trade Studies and Tutorials help to understand our business and process.
Visit our lab, talk to a Moxie representative.
We’re excited you found Moxie and would love to discuss your idea. Our partners usually know quickly if we’re a good fit to create a prototype system. If you need help fundraising, we are happy to estimate hours and material costs before getting into detailed work.
Shop Tour (call to set up a time)
NDA, mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement, to allow open and safe discussion of your idea.
SOS, Statement of Scope, a quick review and order-of-magnitude quote so we are on the same page.
Sit with our technology team to define a mission.
Once you have secured funding, we can sit and define a Mission. The Mapping meeting is a low-cost way to get our expert team’s input on your product with an in-person discussion. After the discussion, we analyze your product and competitors, look for intellectual property that is similar to your concept, and build a detailed Mission plan (Statement of work) outlining a path to achieve your goals. This will give you cost and timelines for you and your investors to review. Once we agree on the terms, Moxie will start the project and keep you up-to-date with weekly status calls.
A Mapping Meeting in-person with our business and engineering team (or on video chat)
SOW, Statement of Work, detailed Mission and quote.
TDA, Technology Development Agreement, to clarify technology ownership.
See a live demo, then take it home to test!
After Moxie considers the mission a success, and demonstrates it to our own critical review team, we bring you in for a Demo Day to see your new product! We’re confident it will meet the objectives defined in our Mission statement, on time. At this point you can take the prototypes to test “in the wild” and to review with your team and investors.
Moxie Delivers: Prototypes and documentation
Choose a new mission or ramp up production.
Once you have time to review the prototypes, this stage of the mission is complete! You have a prototype, documentation to scale to production, and a team here who can support any changes or improvements. It’s now time to either move to a new strategy (business and production) or define a new mission to build on results so far. At this point we are happy to help you decide to start a new development mission with our team or help you move to production.
Production quote from our manufacturing partners, if you are ready to move to production
Moxie Delivers: manufacturing files including CAD, Gerber, hex code, and design notes.