For the last few months, developers and entrepreneurs have been busy sharing their ideas for creating the next generation of Moto Mods through our “Transform the Smartphone Challenge” on Indiegogo. In fact, we received more than 700 submissions from 55 countries and 30 states. Today, we’re excited to announce the finalists who received a Moto Mods Development Kit and a Moto Z and have already launched their crowdfunding campaigns. Be sure to check out the Moto Mods Indiegogo collection page regularly for the latest list as remaining finalists launch their crowdfunding pages.
So far, the Indiegogo campaign finalists have dreamed up ideas for Moto Mods ranging from wireless and solar chargers to smart home solutions, walkie-talkies and health monitoring devices. Visit the Moto Mods collection page to learn more and back the concepts -- this is your chance to be an early adopter and support the Moto Mods you want to see come to life.
Looking ahead, in early March, up to 10 grand prize winners will be chosen based on their campaign’s originality, commercial viability, overall use of the Moto Z modular platform and crowdfunding success. Grand prize winners and recent hackathon winners will receive a trip for two to Chicago to present their Moto Mod ideas to our executive development team. While in Chicago, they will receive mentoring and expert guidance from our Moto Mods development team. If they really impress the team, they may even get an investment from Lenovo Capital, which has set aside up to $1 million to help bring the best Moto Mods ideas to market. Investments will be made on terms proposed by Lenovo Capital, and are subject to due diligence and the eligible development team meeting Lenovo Capital's investment criteria.
Whether the concepts were submitted through Indiegogo by individuals and teams from around the world, or created as a result of our recent hackathon events, the Moto Mods ecosystem continues to uncover the limitless possibilities in mobile modularity.