IBM Global Entrepreneur program is conducting a nationwide challenge in the space of Smart City, called the IBM Smartcamp for Smart City.
It has opened up applications for B2B and B2C startups less than 5 years old in the areas of Energy & Utility, Transportation, Sanitation, Water, Citizen Management, Safety and Surveillance. Agritech startups can also apply. The top 10 selected companies in the space in India will be presenting to a panel consisting of VCs, IBM Execs, eminent people in the industry, where they will be getting feedback on their solution.
iamwire will also be covering the Top 10 startups.
IBM Global Entrepreneur is the Startup initiative of IBM. They engage with startups in providing them with Cloud credits worth $24000 / year on Softlayer and Bluemix. The winning startups get an opportunity to raise investment and to get more clients for their products. You have to be a member of IBM Global Entrepreneur Program for applying for the Smartcamp.
A great opportunity for Startups to go to the next level. The last date to apply is November 6th. To register or to know more details check this link -> ibmgepindia.com/smartcity
In 2015, they conducted India’s biggest B2B Startup challenge called IBM India Smartcamp. where they went to 9 cities, with 3 Regional Finals and a Grand finale. Had 50+ VCs, Angel Investors, IBM Execs as Panelists. More 60 CIOs participated in that. The finalists are leveraging this to get customer leads as well secure funding.
The link http://ibmgepindia.com/2015/ has the details. This year they conducted a Smartcamp for Fintech Startups in association with Edelweiss, where some of the best innovations in the Fintech participated who again got benefited by Customer leads, exposure in Media as well investment opportunities from VCs. You can view the list of finalists here.
This is followed by Smartcamp for Healthtech, which they are conducting in association with Manipal Hospital and THub. The grand finale for Smartcamp for Healthtech is happening tomorrow.
Following the Smartcamp for Smartcity, there would be a Nationwide Challenge for Deep tech as well. Stay tuned to the link ibmgepindia.com for details on them.
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