Scouting, Venture Development, Strategic Partnerships, Digital Diversity
THE "BEST IN TECH" HOUSE
MINIMIZING BARRIERS TO ENTRY
"Bridging the Gap"
CONNECTING THE DOTS
FIND, ALIGN, INNOVATE, CREATE, MENTOR, FUND, PROMOTE, SCALE
Our USP...In Business since 2007. We cultivate sustainable Relationships and Invest in solutions that have the capability to achieve Global impact (RIG)... We aid with the formation of organic, Strategic Partnerships via Cross Border Collaboration, Communication, and Innovation.. We Are Inclusive of Diversity and Inclusion Milestones to Ensure Internal Talent Engagement, IP/R&D Innovation, and External Customer Success!
BITHOUSE GROUP believes that every culture has elements which are of value and "connects the global dots" by cultivating sustainable partnerships and affiliations which are incorporate diversity and inclusion measures, startup culture, corporate knowhow and global business acumen.
In 2019, let BITHOUSE Group help you diversify your open innovation pipeline, as well as your innovation and digitalization efforts in order to ensure that you can not just reach but engage your local and global customer base.. If you can't do this internally, make sure you don't make the same mistake with your external partners who you pay a lot to help you with external efforts which eventually need to end up being part of your internal USP. If you don't make a conscious effort to diversify your engagements, your efforts will be unsatisfactory in approximately 3 years and you will think your expenditures were not worth the investment.
BITHOUSE GROUP Inc is the second generation company of Strategic Diversity Group INC which was founded in 2007. BiTHOUSE GROUP Inc offers the same services as Strategic Diversity Group and more. @BiTHOUSEGROUP is a boutique innovation data protection firm, business development cultivator, innovation scouting, mentorship, and strategic partnership firm inclusive of diversity and inclusion milestones in order to ensure brand awareness, market adoption and customer engagement. BiTHOUSE Group identifies and cultivates success factors needed to implement corporate development, organizational effectiveness, innovation and change for corporates, governments, startups and investors as it relates to the intersection of technology and industry.
Founded by a corporate / startup innovation veteran who moved from San Francisco / Silicon Valley in 2013 to Munich, Germany to "bridge the gap," between corporate and startup environments. BiTHOUSE GROUP has a global network composed of startups, entrepreneurs and corporate executives who are dedicated to excellence vs mediocracy, community vs silo formation and local relevance while making global impact.
By creating a nucleus for support, community and education, we provide founders of exceptional talent a platform that provides them both local and global visibility.
BiTHOUSE GROUP also provides a virtual/popup expert, digital and innovation community network spanning across the globe. BiTHOUSE GROUP is a firm believer that formalized program models contribute to unconscious biases which inhibit the global inclusiveness needed to accompany digital solutions being implemented by businesses in order to meet the needs of their employees and their customers.
BiTHOUSE GROUP has access to diversified pipelines and prides itself on its access to resources and decision leaders in the areas of:
- Internet of Things
- Venture Capital
- Artificial Intelligence
LEAPFROGGING of COMPETITION
BITHOUSE GROUP has always been ahead of those who now claim market leadership and has enjoyed prepping markets for new concepts and enjoyed first movers advantage as it relates to #inclusionfactors of diversity, strategic partnerships and cross border collaborations and operations.
The company has a presence in San Francisco, Berlin, Munich, Austin, Wichita, Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York.
BiTHOUSE GROUP has been a market leader as it relates to identifying first to market opportunities while identifying trends and the formulation of strategic partnerships which cultivate global innovation. Tech is at the nucleus of our focus as it intersects with basic human needs. At BiTHOUSE our business model is a holistic one. As individuals, consumers, leaders and society, we have basic needs. These needs are: health, food, work, connectivity and entertainment. Therefore the brands we represent are aligned with these basic needs and our thinking "out of the box" mentality: BiTHOUSE Capital, BITHOUSE Labs, Re:Code Food, Retail Innovation Group, Beyond the Music Label Future®, Where Film Meets Charity®, OTGC - On the Green Carpet, HealthRX, AgTech FoodTech Summit, Coin Capital VC, Wearable Tech Couture, OTGC - On The Green Carpet, PopUp Innovation Hub®, #inclusionfactors, Digital HealthTech Summit, Beyond the Music Label, FuseMX, and DigDiversity®
BiTHOUSE GROUP is inclusive of businesses, experts and founders worldwide. We have launched an Innovation Agency which provides social media marketing, event listing services, product editorials and innovation scouting newsletters. ScAAS "Scouting as a Service" and Berlin "Set up shop" assessments to our list of services. Our founder has lived and worked in Europe (Germany) for close to 5 years now and we decided its time to start providing our behind the scenes resources to others given the innovation efforts which have proven to not be so effective by some corporates as they have engaged with accelerator operators, and biased external networks. We provide personalized services for your market and your goals. Our founder is hands on and won't send newbies out in the field or build teams with no experience to do the job. We align with global experts to help you with your innovation and technology integration needs. Generating recycled and unpersonalized Powerpoints and huge reports that people typically have no time to read are not our USP. We are implementors who believe in conducting our business in an agile way, to take the "fear of failure" epidemic off of your radar. Personalized, authentic and solutions that give you a competitive advantage on a local and global level.
BiTHOUSE Group Inc is a boutique corporate development, innovation scouting, and strategic partnership firm which utilizes diversity and inclusion milestones in order to ensure brand awareness, market adoption and global integration.
We identify and cultivate success factors needed to implement organizational effectiveness, innovation and change management for corporates, governments, startups and investors as it relates to the intersection of technology and industry. If you are going through digital transformation, thinking of forming a CVC or launching innovation units, you should probably meet our founder and explore options that save time, money, and utilize your talent and financial resources wisely. We are an extension arm or your organization, we are not consultants.
BiTHOUSE is also an initiative inclusive of those wanting to identify, create, utilize, acquire, and adopt innovative technology solutions as more things become connected. By default connected things will cultivate and encourage inclusive societies. BiTHOUSE GROUP is a strategy and mentorship driven business development cultivator supporting early stage social impact, healthcare and technology ventures founded by women, minorities and EU founders. We “Minimize Barriers to Entry” for these groups by providing both mentoring and consultation in order to provide them with tools and resources needed for entrepreneurial and funding success. We provide an educational and collaborative environment to share, learn, connect, align, innovate, fund, launch, and market innovative and disruptive technology solutions needed for the future.
Gartner predicts that there will be 25 billion connected devices by 2020 (3 for every person on the planet) to build the Internet of Things (IoT). Digital transformation has been instigated by a "nexus of forces." The nexus includes social apps, the cloud, mobile, and is elevated by the IoT. Consumers, businesses, governments, health institutions and many others are identifying new ways to utilize and enhance technology.
WE CONNECT THE DOTS ...BiTHOUSE GROUP provides mentorship, organizes workshops, panels and events aligned with brands and organizations interested in unique technology solutions inspired by youth, elderly, women, people of color and the EU. BiTHOUSE provides an environment and aids with the cultivation of mindsets, enabling individuals to identify with whom they are, express their "out of the box" ideas, build upon their technology concepts and strategically market and align their innovations.
We are a group of globally employed seasoned business professionals who are experts in various areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics), Venture Capital, Media, Business Development, Operations and Innovation. Our diversity, leadership levels and corporate + startup experience enables us to "bridge the gap" between mainstream networks and cultural assets which are essential resources to sustain the growth and development of future technology solutions. We inspire, motivate, mentor and educate those interested in becoming entrepreneurs and pursuing careers in technology. We are inclusive of those from various countries, cultural backgrounds, educational experiences and mindsets due to who we are as a collective. We are a global network of professional individuals who are experts in our areas of focus.
BiTHOUSE GROUP is inclusive of those worldwide. We cultivate, mentor and support women, minority and EU founders specifically because they are key players in the consumer marketplace. We call these folks "CHANGE AGENTS." Their creative, social and professional input is essential in order to develop and enable sustainable technology solutions needed to meet the needs of future generations.
Wilhelmina Jewell Sparks
BITHOUSE GROUP / Capital
Jewell Sparks is the Founder of BiTHOUSE GROUP a not for profit global technology scouting and venture development firm which focuses on identifying technological solutions that have the capability to solve problems for our environment and all of mankind (food, water, health, entertainment, climate, and fashion) independent of race, age, gender, language and/or location. Jewell has worked in both corporate and startup environments and has spent years focused on utilizing data in order to prep and launch innovative product and services spanning the areas of biotech, software technology, retail, music and entertainment. She is an advisor, mentor and angel investor. Her motto is "Bridge the Gap," by "Connecting the Dots." Jewell has been recognized as a global “Digital Trailblazer”, diversity and inclusion influencer and implementor.
Guneet Bedi serves in relayr’s management team as Chief Revenue Officer for Global Sales efforts and heads relayr’s Americas Operations. Guneet is a seasoned technology executive with experience and demonstrated successes in global technology companies across enterprise software, IoT applications and computer networking industry. Among others, his various roles span general management, product management, strategy & business development, pre-sales, and software product development. Before relayr, Guneet’s most recent tenure was at Cisco Systems, where he held leadership roles in Ethernet switching, and most recently being the General Manager of an IoT Software product, based on the acquisition of JouleX. He has also held positions at Symantec Corporation, Oracle Corporation, and Telelogic AB (acquired by IBM’s Rational Software division).
Matt Cohen is Chief Innovation Officer at KUNGFU.AI. He helps businesses create high-value innovative products using technology and data, and works with investors to evaluate companies for venture investment or acquisition, especially in AI/machine learning, digital marketing/advertising, and media. He also serves at a Venture Partner for Austin's Capital Factory Fund, the most active early stage tech investor in Texas. Matt is also Founder of OneSpot, a software platform that helps large brands like Nestle, IBM, and Whole Foods use machine learning and natural language processing to dynamically personalize the content selection for their websites, email newsletters, and advertising.
Kim Martin has been a professional computer scientist for two decades, specializing in data engineering, machine learning, and tech leadership. She has spent her career working on complex big data problems spanning the education, entertainment, finance, robotics, and transportation domains for organizations including Orbitz, United States Department of Defense, Cubic, Avis/Budget, MasterCard, and YouTube. Kim now innovates as a software engineer on the Google Platforms and Infrastructure team in Austin, TX.
Kaleido (Consensys Business)
Sophia Lopez is a founder of Kaleido, a Consensys Enterprise Business. Kaleido is running over 1,500 enterprise networks, with the top 30% of the world top 20 banks running on the platform. It’s the only platform backed by the world’s leading blockchain and cloud companies and has been rated #1 blockchain as a service as well as called the “killer app for enterprise blockchain.” Prior to Consensys, Sophia led IBM Blockchain Platform product portfolio with responsibility to drive the IBM Blockchain business by developing high-value offerings to help clients achieve better business outcomes through adoption of this new technology. Sophia has held various positions in IBM where she has shaped business vision and strategy and developed creative solutions to complex technology problems. As Profit and Loss (P&L) Leader responsible for multi-billion dollar lines of business for enterprise systems, Sophia drove growth in mature segments and incubated new technology business lines.
Sony Music Entertainment (Germany)
Luca Weinrauch is the Head of Data Driven Marketing for Sony Music Entertainment Germany. He focuses on data driven business development solutions to drive market development and strategic partnerships for Sony Music Entertainment.
Dan Altschuler Malek
New Crop Capital
Dan Altschuler Malek is Sr Venture Partner at New Crop Capital, an early-stage fund that backs entrepreneurs developing alternatives to foods derived from conventional animal agriculture including cultured and plant-based meat, dairy, and egg products. New Crop's investments include Memphis Meats, Beyond Meats, Geltor and Miyoko's Kitchen. As Venture Partner, Dan explores deal flow and pursues strategic opportunities to generate growth for the portfolio companies worldwide.
In 2015 BiTHouse and partners started to organize and execute programs focused on Wearable Technology, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Everything (IoE) as it relates to the Internet of People (IoP). IoT by default cultivates and provides the infrastructure for inclusive and connected societies.
BiTHOUSE "WEARABLE TECH"
Food / Nutrition
Health Care Disparities and Disabilities
Nutrition and Health
Executives, thought leaders, and expert speakers share their best practices and case studies around IoT-empowered products, services, and solutions. They will provide examples about how those solutions have:
In 2015 BiTHouse will work with global leaders to help implement strategies that minimize the gap between the connected and the solutions that connect them. Our goal is to work with the EU as well as the USA to minimize barriers to entry and to help organizations and government engage with their diverse client base. By taking into account diversity amongst customers and consumers we work with organizations to solidify business and technology strategies needed to provide seamless solutions needed to integrate things into systems and processes for the future. Our focus is on Mobility, Energy, Manufacturing, and Connected Home/Building/Cities. IoT and IoE aids with the following:
Jury, Partner and Sponsored Events
We sponsor and partner with organizers of several events in order to diversify content and audiences to be more representative of the society in which we live. Our "Inclusion Factors" Initiative was created to mentor and increase exposure for EU founders, women, minorities, seniors, youth and veterans who want to pursue careers in areas of IoT, Wearables, HealthTech, FoodTech, AgTech, STEM and other technology related endeavors. space. Our goal is to be inclusive of women, minorities and EU founders in order to cultivate diversified startup and entrepreneurial ecosystems worldwide.
October 11, 2017
Use Code: SCON2017
Bits & Pretzels
Berlin / Munich
Wearable Technology Europe 2015
IoT Accelerate Berlin
Munich Web Week
#BH5050 "INCLUSION FACTORS" Initiative
BiTHOUSE’s “Inclusion Factors” initiative was created due to the growing trend of national conversations focusing on diversity amongst work teams due to the integration of technology.
Inclusion has always been part of our USP.....
BITHOUSE had been in the business of “diversity and inclusion” since 2010 under the umbrella of Strategic Diversity Group Inc. As organizations strive to "be digital" and innovate both internally and externally, the need for diversity and inclusion becomes more critical due to positive outcomes relating to ROI and diversified revenue streams. Currently, marketing taglines are being utilized relating to diversity, inclusion and equality amongst men and women, but very few brands, conferences and leadership teams have been able to successfully integrate sustainable diversity within their business models. BiTHOUSE can provide the diversity you need as it relates to startups, gender, skill and other variables which should go hand in hand with your acceleration, innovation and digitalization strategies. We have access to experts across the globe and can both implement and integrate diversity measurements and talent into your hiring practices, management teams, juries, conferences and funding processes.
Tech Connect ™
In 2015, BiTHOUSE started focusing on inclusion factors as it related to European communities and the US entrepreneur / startup culture. Our team has had an opportunity to attend various hackathons, tech events, and conferences throughout the world and have realized a few things are missing. Elements typically missing are those which engage those who are not used to sharing their accomplishments. The "actions speak louder than words" approach is an honorable one, but communication is the key to building brand awareness.
BiTHOUSE is here to help you! We look forward to helping organizations form strategic partnerships and expand their networks to enhance existing technology platforms and diversify current criteria currently utilized to assess success factors amongst the technology community.
Cultivating digital transformations, strategic alliances, investor relations and global exposure.
BiTHOUSE BRYK is a global members only network for established professionals shaping the innovation eco-system for future generations.
We Focus On "Change Agents"
We focus on "CHANGE AGENTS" because they are essential to the continued growth and sustainability of the Internet of Things (IOT). These agents are usually disconnected from mainstream social and professional circles due to the lack of diversity amongst hiring managers, leadership teams and investment entities. We are focused on the Internet of People (IoP) to collaborate and create technology solutions for tomorrow.
BiTHouse cultivates "CHANGE AGENTS" by enabling individuals to tap into their unique skill sets, build confidence and generate interest in areas of STEAM. We provide a safe environment for youth, women and minorities to share their ideas and create innovative technology solutions with the potential to impact the world in which we live.
IT will be one of the fastest-growing sectors of the U.S. economy adding nearly 1.4 million job openings by 2020.
Companies with the highest representation of women on management teams have a 34% higher return on investment than do those with few or no women.
57% of US
By 2060 57% of the US population will be minorities.
1 in 5 Residents
By 2060 1 in 5 residents will be 65+ with 56% of them being non-Hispanic white.
Your Digital Resource for Trends, News & Events
Your Innovation Agency for New Products and Services
News and Insights Regarding the Intersection of Diversity & Technology with
Food, Health, Fashion, Music, Film & Entertainment.
We have loyal clients
We offer online advertising on our site to build global awareness of your event, tech product, film and/or music. We help you build awareness of your technology innovations, music, film and/or entertainment entities via our organically grown network of champions who trust in content.
Social Media Strategy
We understand social media
We help foster community engagement & interaction for tech products, strategic partners and events with posts to various platforms. We utilize various digital strategies to work with our clients and help diversify their social media channels and increase reach.
Innovation News and Editorial
We write news for you
We curate innovation news each quarter. We have built a global mailing list that reaches over 8000 decision leaders with our open rates ranging between 60-80%. We offer dedicated blasts within our newsletter and offer editorial services for your innovative news regarding product releases, partnerships and event participation.
Tech Scouting & Workshops
We know where to find great technology
We scout for enterprise and consumer technologies at events across the globe. Looking to invest, acquire and/or conduct a pilot program? We can find the solutions for you. We also conduct S.A.V.E. Business Modeling Workshops with your product, tech and marketing teams in order for you to identify your core competencies and your value added propositions.W
Wilhelmina Jewell Sparks
@Jewell Sparks is the Founder of BITHOUSE GROUP INC. identifies and engages in opportunities that are inclusive of the acceleration, advisory and funding vehicles needed to aid founders across the globe. We carefully identify, invite and curate the presence and inclusion of #changeagents who have the capability of being global leaders for both community and traditional business channels. Our USP is that we possess the global experience and the knowhow of securing and growing new business channels, understand corporate growth and development strategies, possess startup leadership experience and align with global experts who work on leadership teams of both corporate and startup entities. We are technologists, educators, community activists, STEM professionals, programmers, producers and trainers. BiTHOUSE does not discriminate due to the fact that we are capable of understanding local sensitivities, cultures alongside global market dynamics. We also work and train technology systems and robots to be more inclusive and adapt to entrepreneurial mindsets.
Jewell is a global business strategist specializing in providing "Out of the Box" business development and market diversification solutions for startups, nonprofits and businesses in transition. Jewell advises and mentors startups on team effectiveness, brand development, social media marketing, and funding strategies. A cellular biologist/business management professional turned inclusion hacker/serial entrepreneur, with over 20 years of sales, strategic alliance, organizational effectiveness and business development expertise, Jewell possesses the experience and the vision to formulate global business concepts and execute them successfully. She helps corporate entities and startups maintain and expand their current markets while attracting and engaging diverse consumer markets. Jewell is able to rapidly assess current business cultures and incorporate innovative solutions + business operation strategies necessary to create sustainable business models to address the needs of future generations. She helps organizations diversify their leadership teams in order to be effective in the following areas: organizational effectiveness, diversity and inclusion initiatives, strategic partnerships/alliances, social media messaging, conference development, hackathons and pitch event execution.
Operating out of Munich, Berlin, San Francisco, New York and Wichita and having lived in Japan for four years, Jewell has acquired unique skill sets enabling her to aid organizations with business expansion in various regions and diversify their markets across the United States, Europe, and Asia. She is very active in various communities around the globe and is on the Global Advisory Board for SXSW Accelerator, International Academy of Arts and Sciences (Webby and Lovie Awards) amongst other boards and leadership teams. In 2000 she obtained her MBA in strategy, global markets and corporate communications from the University of San Francisco while working for Procter and Gamble Healthcare, and started her own consulting company in 2007 (Strategic Diversity Group) focused on "Bridging the Gap" between business, community, brands and social influencers. Jewell utilizes her technical (biologist), corporate (Procter and Gamble, Syntex now Roche, Amgen) and startup (software + health strategic partnership, business development and sales force training) expertise to empower organizations to put the right systems in place for long-term sustainability, organizational effectiveness, global expansion and customer engagement.
Diversity + IDEAS + Tech = Future