Cisco Systems Inc, headquartered in USA, launched a Corporate Accelerator called Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence in 2013. They describe their goal as "Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) is designed to support early-stage entrepreneurs working on the next big ideas in the Internet of Things/Everything (IoT/IoE), enterprise security, cloud computing, Big Data/analytics, Smart Cities and other areas strategic to Cisco."