IBM Global Entrepreneur

Join thousands of entrepreneurs who are disrupting industry and business models through the power of IBM Cloud.

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Meet Grush, maker, startup and reality TV star bringing oral hygiene into the digital age, with help from IBM Cloud.

Grush has changed the landscape of oral hygiene for children with their advanced Bluetooth motion-sensing smart toothbrush that helps children learn and parents monitor using IBM Cloud tools.

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Startups can receive up to $120K IBM Cloud credits.

It takes more than hard work and determination to transform an idea into an enterprise. By applying the technology, scale, and resources of IBM to your startup solution you can quickly bring your business to market fast alongside a global community of business experts, corporate executives, and industry leaders who are ready and waiting to support you along your startup journey.

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Go-to-market support

IBM helps connect entreprenuers with enterprise clients, helping you scale your business by opening up new markets and distribution channels. From events in local cities, to hackathons, networking and introductions, IBM can help your startup succeed quickly. Start at the beginning, find your local city community.

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Technical expertise

Consult in-person or virtually with technical experts who will guide you through applying IBM Cloud technology to your ideas and help you migrate from your existing infrastructure or platform.

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Business mentorship and services

Connect with a global network of business experts, IBM research centers, distinguished engineers, and developers with experience in cutting-edge technology and services. If your business has additional needs, you can enjoy a range of business services and discounts for things like hotels, car rentals, and beyond.

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Developer resources

Start exploring the latest news, answers, samples, and documentation directly from IBM developers and communities.


IBM SmartCamp

Participate in IBM SmartCamp, a global initiative inclusive of startups from across the globe designed to accelerate growth, access, and scalability.

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Member Community

Gain access to a members only community to get started with the variety of program benefits and service discounts available to you. Connect with other members in the forum.

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