Experienced mentors who are on your side
Promoting Ideas of Tomorrow to enhance how we interface with the world
Dedicated to those ready to accelerate their ideas, we seek to mentor and accelerate revenue growth for individuals and teams who are passionate about their work rooted in the IoT-spectrum across various industry segments.
The passion that drives you, drives us
By supporting your efforts in future technology, together, we believe in a better tomorrow. The Jetty IoT is dedicated to operations rooted in the IoT spectrum across various industry segments, and we seek to unite and mentor those who are passionate about developing their ideas. We value innovation that can be shaped into a SaaS-revenue model, while serving well-defined market niches, and we invite entrepreneurs who share these values to Join us at the Jetty.
What makes Jetty IoT different
We are driven by a sense of impatience when it comes to putting a dent in the world’s IoT challenges. To this end, at Jetty we support growth-stage entrepreneurs who are already wielding the most impactful solutions of our time. We want to positively impact the IoT world. We focus on scaling what works.
Business ideas focused in the following areas will benefit the most from joining us:
Experience makes the difference
If you’re serious about accelerating revenue, you need experienced mentors on your side to guide you—even push you, at times. We provide the mentorship and strategic guidance. Sometimes a conversation with the right person, a connection, an encouragement, is all you need. We’re here for that too.
Meet the Team
Jetty IoT (Ideas of Tomorrow) was founded by Tom and Carol Patterson. Tom is a technology entrepreneur with a track record of building, advising, and investing in multiple successful technology companies. Tom has mentored at the Innovation Depot in Birmingham, Alabama and currently mentors for the Spring Entrepreneur Hub, located in Pensacola. Tom and his associates offer over 50 years of entrepreneurial experience.
Tom has a long history as an entrepreneur, starting with his paper route at age 11 which propelled him through public schools into The University of Alabama. Although he earned a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering, he resolved his frustrations as a practicing design engineer thru a transition to technical sales and marketing. Over a 10 year period selling computers in the niches of simulation, process control, space exploration, military applications, agriculture, waterways management, nuclear energy, and healthcare, he launched himself into starting a stream of companies spanning 40 years, culminating with his first attempt at retirement and moving to Pensacola in 2010.
For the last 5 years Tom has focused on angel investing and mentoring young entrepreneurs in the finer points of sales and marketing as they often struggle with getting really good ideas from concept to sustained revenue and profitability. With the evolution of the Internet of Things and his family’s love for sailing, Tom, with his wife Carol and son Jared, started yet another company in 2019 to build IoT sensor-based systems for monitoring security and collision avoidance for the boating world. That company, TocaroBlue.com, is the anchor tenant at Jetty IoT. Tom, through the members that join Jetty IoT, wants to combine his enjoyment of mentoring with the thrill of seeing small companies grow. He has specific interest in seeing the historical Warrington area thrive with high-tech opportunities for its community.
Carol Patterson has spent 50 years enjoying a very diverse and exciting career which has included working in small privately owned businesses, healthcare and hospital corporations, ie, CIGNA and Hospital Affiliates, and as an entrepreneur helping to start new companies with her husband, Tom, TXEN, DAXKO, Tocaro Blue, and Jetty IoT.
Her breadth of knowledge stems from her background in finance/accounting, business and property development, office management, facilities management, and operations.
Jared is an experienced project manager, team manager, and sales and marketing executive. After graduating from UAB he worked in the non-profit sector with Habitat for Humanity, where he developed and implemented new programs as well as recruited and managed over 15,000 volunteers worldwide.
Jared earned his Master’s degree from the University of Alabama in Sports Business Management. Before, during and after grad school he worked for the University of Alabama Athletic Department including working directly with the Alabama Football program.
Jared currently is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Tocaro Blue, and an anchor member of the Jetty IoT. Jared has been involved with Jetty IoT since it’s inception and provides various levels of support including marketing, facilities development, web design, and will continue to collaborate with and support the mentoring of Jetty IoT members.
After graduating from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Business Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Peyton decided to move to NYC where her interpersonal skills, outgoing personality and attention to detail landed her a job working for a Wall Street Tycoon. Her deep family roots in Pensacola recently lead Peyton back to our beautiful sunny beaches. We brought her onboard as Community Director of Jetty IoT where she nurtures up-and-coming entrepreneurs while building relationships and sharing her love of business marketing.
Peyton’s mission is to always create and cultivate positive and collaborative relationships, to foster growth and facilitate connection. She is passionate about helping others succeed, building community and empowerment leadership.
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