Q: What is your name and the name of your startup?
A: Alberto Mannil, Sigfox
Q: How long have you been working at the Chicago Connectory?
A: Since March 2019, around 4 months
Q: What are you currently working on?
A: We are working on many projects, with most of my focus on the Chicago Hacking House. The Hacking House is Sigfox’s global IoT innovation program. Like a hackathon, participants of the Hacking House develop valuable solutions to communities and companies but over the course of 3 months.
Q: Why do you work at the Chicago Connectory? What are its benefits for you?
A: I work at the Connectory because it is the right ecosystem for the Hacking House. The Connectory contains the right people and companies because it is an IoT focused space, allowing the participants to have exposure and the opportunity to collaborate with the right network. They also have the necessary tools in the IoT lab to build a prototype right there, which is key to rapid prototyping.
Q: Do you have a website, social handles, somewhere we can learn more about you and your company?
A: Website: https://thehackinghouse.com/
Q: If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
A: Mongolia – I have always wanted to travel somewhere far away from civilization, and I believe it is one of the few places that are still preserved that way. I want to see what the world looked like before we interfered with it.