IBM, under its Global Entrepreneur Program is organising a startup challenge – IBM Smartcamp for Smart City. Tech-based startups are applicable to participate in the event.
B2B and B2C startups working in the areas of energy, utility, transportation, sanitation, agritech, water conservation, citizen management, safety, and surveillance can apply for the event.
The top 10 startups will get a chance to pitch their idea to enterprise VCs, IBM executives and others, and will also receive feedback for the same. They will also get to pitch their idea to enterprise CEOs in the healthcare space and an audience of 200+ people.
The IBM Global Entrepreneur Program engages with startups in providing them with cloud credits worth $24K per year on Softlayer and Bluemix. The programme provides technical mentoring and assistance with go-to market solutions and a chance to work with accelerators in India. It also engages with large enterprises in helping them finding their next set of innovations.
Last year IBM conducted a B2B Startup challenge called IBM India Smartcamp, where they went to nine cities, with three regional finals and a Grand finale; with 50+ VCs, angel investors, IBM executives as panelists and more than 60 CIOs in participation.
The applications for the challenge will close on November 4, 2016.
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