IBM SmartCamp

May 07, 2012





MBA, entrepreneurship

By Derek Keller

SmartCamp is an exclusive event aimed at identifying early stage companies that align with our smarter planet vision.   These mentoring and networking events put entrepreneurs in touch with investment firms, serial entrepreneurs, academics, marketing, communications and technology experts that can help accelerate their solutions to market.  The application deadline is fast approaching, May 24.  Please feel free to forward this to eligible early stage companies in your network who may have interest. 

SmartCamp is a part of the IBM Global Entrepreneur initiative.  While SmartCamp is very exclusive, selecting the top 5-6 companies to compete, IBM Global Entrepreneur Program has over 900 participants.  The Global Entrepreneur Program provides entrepreneurs with access to products, people and promotion for their early stage company.  For more information, visit   

IBM is looking to team with smart entrepreneurs to help build a Smarter Planet.  Does your solution address problems the world is facing in energy, healthcare, telecommunications or any of the other areas of Smarter Planet?  If that sounds like your company and it is less than 5 years old, privately held and has a solution to make our planet smarter, please apply to participate in one of the following events!   

IBM is hosting a Smarter Planet North America SmartCamp: 

 SmartCamp Boston - June 20 & 21, 2012.    Apply by May 24th to participate 

The winners of SmartCamp Boston will take part in a three-month mentorship with IBM and will be invited to attend the SmartCamp Global Finals.   

"SmartCamp was an incredible experience which connected us with an A-list of investors, advisors and industry experts.  Since winning SmartCamp, we’ve raised over $20M in Series A funding.” Albert Santalo, CEOCareCloud, a disruptive cloud-based healthcare IT company, based in Miami.  Just one example of SmartCamp winners, worldwide, who are making impacts in the marketplace. Who will be next? 


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