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Zizmos News

  • Zizmos is a semifinalists in the 2016 43North Competition!

    Zizmos is a semifinalists in the 2016 43North Competition!

    Zizmos was chosen as one of the 2016 Semifinalists in the 43North entrepreneur competition.

  • Saving Lives Using the “Apple Seismometer”: A Tale of Two Earthquakes

    Saving Lives Using the “Apple Seismometer”: A Tale of Two Earthquakes

    Seventeen years ago, I was a third-year engineering student at Istanbul Technical University pursuing an internship in Belgium. On August 17, 1999, a powerful 7.6M earthquake struck near Istanbul, killing 20,000 people and injuring 40,000. Our student house was damaged and my roommates escaped with mild injuries — a few cuts and bruises on the head and body and sprained ankles. All had to live outside for a week. Most said that I was lucky to be in Belgium instead of Istanbul during the earthquake, but some commented that I missed the harrowing experience.

  • Zizmos Honored by Verizon Ventures

    Zizmos Honored by Verizon Ventures

    Three startups were named $1 million winners at the Verizon Powerful Answers Awards, including Boston’s Bounce Imaging (Emergency Response category), Palo Alto’s Zizmos Technology (Internet of Things category), and Seattle’s Pogo (Transportation category).

  • Verizon gives three innovative start-ups $1 million dollars each to advance their world-changing ideas

    Verizon gives three innovative start-ups $1 million dollars each to advance their world-changing ideas

    Zizmos was named one of three $1 million dollar winners at the 2015 Powerful Answers Award contest. A top prize of $1 million was up for grabs in each of the three categories, with $500,000 and $250,000 prizes awarded to one first runner-up and two second runners-up in each category. All 2015 award winners are invited to the Powerful Answers Accelerator program at BootUp Academy.

  • Verizon Gives Mobile Startups Awards for Creating Technology that Saves, Improves Lives

    Verizon Gives Mobile Startups Awards for Creating Technology that Saves, Improves Lives

    Mark Johnston, Zizmos lead sensor engineer, speaks with ABC News and discusses the benefits of Zizmos. Zizmos, Pogo, and Bounce Imaging all took home $1 million dollars.

  • Zizmos wins $1,000,000 at the Verison Powerful Answers Award!

    Zizmos wins $1,000,000 at the Verison Powerful Answers Award!

    Verizon awarded three innovative start-ups, including Zizmos, with $1 million dollars each to advance their world-changing ideas. The Powerful Answers Award contest is a year-long global challenge to discover and help bring to market technologies that show promise for addressing some of the world's greatest challenges. This article includes a list of all the winners and runner-ups of the competition.