Last year, Orosound was a finalist in Silica’s Connecting the World 2015 competition, an annual contest that honors French startups’ best innovations in the Internet of Things (IoT). This year, we were thrilled to be invited back again as a special guest.

Our CEO Pierre Guiu was asked to give a talk about Orosound’s development over the past year. And it’s true: so much has happened! He discussed hiring seven new people, finalizing our product design, filing the French and international patents for Orosound technology, testing and prototyping, and growing our community. Of course, the speech wouldn’t have been complete without talking strategy and plans for the future, too. Our company has evolved, and we plan to continue innovating, growing, and connecting with people who are passionate about what we do.

Like last year, we were wowed by the projects we learned about over the course of the day. The judges chose startups contributing to the Internet of Things in very different ways: we heard talks in the afternoon from the four finalists, Ezy Gain, Morphee, Vino Veritas, and Shape Heart, and from Emy, this year’s winner.

At the end of the day, we all got to mingle over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. All of us had a great time and were so glad to be there. Our congratulations to all for the exciting innovations and an inspiring event!