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Startup Showcase

AI helps protect the public

Gliding Eagle

Gliding Eagle uses IBM Blockchain on the IBM Cloud to create a transparent system that tracks the journey of products from producer to consumer.

AI helps protect the public

Panimood

Panimood uses IBM Cloud for Moojis, an app that will allow all of us, not just celebrities, to create cool emojis using our own faces.

AI helps protect the public

Dynepic

Dynepic’s iOKids creates a safe, COPPA compliant, space for kids to connect with other kids and enjoy tech experiences provided by brands, all while allowing parents to monitor and control the space. IBM Watson Text to Speech on IBM Cloud enabled the app to be used by pre-readers.

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Starter

  • Credits

    Get started with a Standard account that allows you access to IBM Cloud PaaS and select services, for an unlimited amount of time. Build your skills and increase your knowledge on key technologies through available resources.

  • Eligibility

    Any startup that is 5 years old or less4

Builder2

  • Credits

    Build your solution using $1,000/ month of credits on IBM Cloud for one year. Use these credits to host your solution, as well as, to add exciting services like Watson, Blockchain, Watson IoT, and Security to your solutions.

  • Eligibility

    Has not previously received IBM technology credits, and has less than $1M in revenue for the preceding 12 months.

Premium2

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    Scale your solution using $10,000/ month of credits on IBM Cloud for one year. Use these credits to host your solution, as well as, to add exciting services like Watson, Blockchain, Watson IoT, Security, Data Science and GPU servers to your solutions. Eligible for help from IBM Developer Advocates, including architecture reviews, and whiteboarding sessions.

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    In an approved VC/Accelerator/Incubator. Working with innovative technologies like Blockchain, Watson, etc.

1 Personalized sessions with our Developer Advocates are only available for Premium members that make use of certain designated technologies. Details on how to request a session are on our FAQs.

2 Total program duration, starting at Builder Level is 12 months. For example if you start at Builder level, then upgrade to Premium after 3 months, you will get 9 months of Premium.

3 Detailed eligibility requirements listed under FAQs.

4 This requirement must be met at the time you apply to join Builder/Premium Levels.