IBM and our partner LAUNCH are recognizing six IBM Global Entrepreneur members from around the world as top innovators by giving them an opportunity to demo and pitch at LAUNCH Scale on November 14th.
The six finalists were chosen from sixty startups that were nominated by IBMers across the globe. Finalists will receive business mentorship from Jason Calacanis and access to several educational sessions and networking opportunities while attending LAUNCH Scale in San Francisco.
Mecasei, MedAware, IQP Corp., ShieldSquare, uHoo, and Zuznow will compete for a $25,000 investment from angel investor Jason Calacanis in IBM SmartCamp: Scale, a pitch competition for startups that have launched their products and are ready to scale their businesses. IBM SmartCamp: Scale is a spin-off of IBM SmartCamp, a global pitch competition for early-stage startups.
Meet the finalists:
Mecasei is changing the wedding market in Brazil. And with Meeka, a wedding assistant as-an-app, it wants to change the wedding market globally. Meeka enables users to accomplish complex wedding tasks using natural language, including finding vendors, staying on budget, and completing tasks on time. Meeka is by the couple’s side through the whole planning process.
MedAware harnesses patterns from thousands of physicians treating millions of patients to identify and alert on prescription errors in real-time. The self-learning, self-adaptive system dramatically reduces healthcare costs while improving patient safety, outcomes, and experience. Their flagship product is the first in a suite of decision support solutions that transforms real physician practice data into actionable knowledge for the payer, provider, and consumer markets.
IQP enables anyone to quickly and easily create IoT-ready Apps – from end-users to sophisticated programmers, using a web-based visual programming interface. IQP Apps run as web applications on any Mobile Phones, Tablets or PCs.
ShieldSquare helps online businesses differentiate between human and non-human (bot) traffic on websites and mobile applications. With ShieldSquare’s real-time protection, online businesses can protect themselves against web scraping, form spam and various kinds of bot abuses.
uHoo is dedicated to providing people with technology to understand the air they breathe and empower them with knowledge to create a healthier home and office environment.
Zuznow uses the power of artificial intelligence to automate the development of mobile apps for customers and employees on smartphones, tablets, desktops and laptops. The company helps enterprises who will not compromise on their mobile experience to deploy a premium omni-channel solution with speed and scalability not humanly possible.
Congratulations to the six finalists! We look forward to seeing you pitch in November!
If you would like to attend LAUNCH Scale and see the company pitches, tickets are still available here.