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IBM believes that innovation from the startup community is a critical component to building a smarter planet and strengthen new markets like cloud, mobile, big data and analytics. IBM SmartCamps engage and judge the best startup companies in different cities around the globe. At the events, IBM brings together local venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, professors and IT industry experts to provide advice to participating entrepreneurs. At the conclusion of the events, participants pitch their business to a panel of expert judges. The winners of the SmartCamp events receive mentoring, services, access to industry experts and deeper partnership opportunities from IBM, venture capital firms and industry partners. Winners also receive an invitation to participate in IBM’s SmartCamp Global Finals, where the IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year is named. The program has helped to launch more than 500 new businesses in key areas such as green energy, health care and transportation. Previous SmartCamp participants have together received $90 million in VC/Angel funding as a direct result of their participation in the program.

News releases
Date Title
20 Sep 2013 Coriell Life Sciences & OnFarm Win IBM SmartCamp Silicon Valley
11 Feb 2013 Kenya’s MoDe Named IBM Global Entrepreneur Of The Year
03 Feb 2012 Profitero Named IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year
25 Jan 2012 Nine Startups Vie For IBM Global Entrepreneur Honors
30 Jun 2011 Localytics Wins IBM New York SmartCamp Competition
23 Jun 2011 Startups to Compete for Analytics Market Opportunity at IBM SmartCamp
18 May 2011 IBM Helps Entrepreneurs Empower Patients With Tools To Improve Personal Health
15 Mar 2011 IBM Opens Innovation Center in Mexico to Fuel Growth
18 Nov 2010 Streetline Named IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year
11 Nov 2010 Top Entrepreneurs Vie to Become IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year
09 Sep 2010 Entrepreneurs in Smart Transportation and Healthcare Win SmartCamp Silicon Valley and Backing from IBM
31 Mar 2010 IBM Launches Global Entrepreneur Initiative to Help Start-Ups Capture New Business Opportunities


  • IBM SmartCamps 1

    IBM SmartCamps 1

    Date added: 11 Feb 2013

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg greets Josphat Kinyua of MoDe, a startup from Kenya named IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year and winner of the IBM SmartCamp Global finals competition, February 7, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. (Credit: IBM) Contact Erica Topolski - 1-617-693-2816

  • IBM SmartCamps 2

    IBM SmartCamps 2

    Date added: 11 Feb 2013

    The CEO's of eight startups participating in IBM SmartCamps join New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on stage at the event along with Jim Corgel, general manager of IBM entrepreneur programs and Claudia Fan Munce, vice president of IBM Corporate Strategy. The startups are bringing new solutions to markets such as cloud computing, business analytics, big data and mobile computing.(Credit: IBM) Contact Erica Topolski - 1-617-693-2816

Contact(s) for the Press kit

Erica Topolski
IBM Media Relations
(617) 693-1816

Erin Lehr
IBM Media Relations
(917) 472-3721

Melissa Turesky
IBM Media Relations