IBM SmartCamp: Scale – Who won and what these global founders learned from a week in Silicon Valley

Six startups flew to San Francisco last week to participate as finalists in IBM SmartCamp: Scale, a pitch competition for growing startups in partnership with angel investor Jason Calacanis and his media organization LAUNCH. Each startup would have four minutes to pitch their company on stage at LAUNCH Scale to an audience and a...  Continue reading IBM SmartCamp: Scale – Who won and what these global founders learned from a week in Silicon Valley

Mentorship in action: LAUNCH Festival with director of community development, Rich Maloy

We're on our final day of LAUNCH Festival and I'm sure there were a lot of exciting things happening on the stages, but for me and the IBM Global Entrepreneur team, the real action was in the mentor office hours we ran all day long. Mentorship is at the heart of the startup community....  Continue reading Mentorship in action: LAUNCH Festival with director of community development, Rich Maloy

STARTUPS: Three Partner Judo Moves to Help You Work With Large Companies

When you think about large organizations, it's about complexity. Here's a few words of wisdom to keep in mind from IBM's Vice President of Business Development, Nigel Beck. You can start with these three simple rules of thumb, and learn more in his full video from LAUNCH Festival 2015. Watch the video Three...  Continue reading STARTUPS: Three Partner Judo Moves to Help You Work With Large Companies