A new way for startups to accelerate innovation
Call for Code for Startups
is a worldwide program for startups, independent software vendors (ISVs), enterprises, and
venture capitalists to connect through collaborative business opportunities, access the latest
resources and training on technologies such as AI and machine learning, and accelerate
innovative solutions that address real-world problems in areas like global sustainability.
This no-cost, no-equity program consists of the Open and Advanced Programs,
allowing startups to progress and expand their participation as they scale up their business.
Startups joining the Open Program will benefit from:
Exposure to IBM Ventures
Access to exclusive technical training in areas like IBM AI
Business development education
IBM Cloud credits*
*IBM Cloud credits are subject to participation terms and services, available when joining the program.
Invitation into the Advanced Program is based on a startup’s maturity, stage, and level of engagement and progress made in the Open Program and with IBM technology. In the Advanced Program, startups will also benefit from:
Opportunities to grow their business by presenting solutions to enterprise business challenges
Participation in Pitch & Demo days in front of enterprises and venture capitalists
IBM mentorship opportunities
Participants in the Open and Advanced Programs would retain their IP.
Who should participate?
Global enterprises can share their most urgent AI and sustainability business challenges with a community of startups and ISVs, while venture capitalists get access to the most promising startup solutions. Any of these companies can join the program to start learning and collaborating.
Enterprises seeking new solutions to address their most pressing AI and sustainability challenges can call on a qualified, global startup community to bring forward innovative solutions.
Startups from various industries can gain exposure, access technical and business education and mentoring, and submit their software-based solutions to address published enterprise challenges.
Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)
Vendors focused on AI technologies can join to expand their global presence and obtain IBM technology education.
Firms can participate to discover investment opportunities and get a chance to review the most promising qualified startups globally.
Program sign up is now open!
Answer the call. Organizations in the Call for Code for Startups program gain access to exclusive resources and training to up-skill on emerging tech like AI and machine learning, and can connect with others to accelerate innovation through business challenges.