Folsom start up nominated for Innovative Company of the Year honor
A local start-up company that became reality in a small office located in Folsom’s Historic District has been nominated for a prestigious honor when it comes to innovation in the Golden State.
Bekonix has been nominated for an Innovation of the Year honor in the 2023 regional Inno Awards presented by the Sacramento Business Journal. Bekonix is one of 12 California companies to be nominated for the awards that wll be announced Nov. 2 and will name the Innovative Company of the Year, Innovation of the Year and the Innovator of the Year.
“The Bekonix team has worked hard to create a platform that helps companies innovate technology in a whole new way,” Daniel Kaye, CEO of Bekonix told Folsom Times after learning of the nomination. “We are honored to be recognized along with such a great group of entrepreneurs, all of whom are pushing the boundaries of innovation.”
Based in the heart of Historic Folsom inside the historic Granite School, Bekonix is a platform that allows people to create smart connected devices without needing to know how to design hardware or write software code.
The platform is available on both Windows and Mac, and users can design their own devices using Bekonix Designer. What sets Bekonix apart is by removing the complicated technical obstacles, Bekonix is really changing who can make sophisticated technology products.
Simply explained, the company gives those without a technical background the ability use Bekonix to create custom devices. The company already received $1.3M in funding from Moneta Ventures, Growth Factory, and Evolution Ventures who saw the value and potential of this technology shortly after its existence became public, much of which can be attributed to Choose Folsom and the Folsom based Northern California Innovation District (NCID).
“Choose Folsom is proud to have Bekonix headquartered here in Folsom. Their innovative no code, drag and drop platform to integrate hardware and software to truly change not only how things are innovated, but who can do the innovating,” said Phil Scott, Choose Folsom’s Business and Economic Consultant. “The founders all live and work here in Folsom. They were also able to get initial and follow up on funding locally from Evolution
Accelerator https://www.evolutionacceleration.com/ , Growth Factory https://growthfactory.us/ and Moneta https://www.moneta.vc/ . This is a great example of the massive opportunities to move from ideation, prototyping, to light manufacturing using local talent and resources. “