Meet the inspiring startups paving the way for innovation with IBM SmartCamp

If you have been following along with the IBM SmartCamp story, I am happy to share with you a list of this year's SmartCamp semi-finalists, who have competed in cities around the world after working with the IBM team and local experts to refine their startup solutions. If you haven't been following the story, you can...  Continue reading Meet the inspiring startups paving the way for innovation with IBM SmartCamp

IBM SmartCamp: Scale – Meet the 6 startup finalists!

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...  Continue reading IBM SmartCamp: Scale – Meet the 6 startup finalists!

CarForce, the connected car company, wins IBM SmartCamp and more partnering with IBM Global Entrepreneur

IBM SmartCamp is now taking applications in 30 global cities. Click here to apply to pitch your solution. The CarForce success story. According to Gartner, by 2020 there will be 250 million connected cars on the road. Auto manufactures have been building cars with connected capabilities for decades with services like real-time traffic updates and...  Continue reading CarForce, the connected car company, wins IBM SmartCamp and more partnering with IBM Global Entrepreneur

Digital Music Platform sees 2x growth in less than a month with the support of IBM Global Entrepreneur

IBM SmartCamp is now taking applications in 30 global cities. Click here to apply to pitch your solution. The Bquate success story. The music industry is constantly reinventing itself and finding new ways to survive as consumer consumption models rapidly evolve. Yoly Avalos and David Ogden originally founded a traditional independent music label in...  Continue reading Digital Music Platform sees 2x growth in less than a month with the support of IBM Global Entrepreneur

LAUNCH Festival day two congratulations to gridComm, Bquate, and The Car Force

We are winding down to the final day at LAUNCH festival 2016, marking the the final days of IBM SmartCamp 2015 and there were quite a few highlights that went along with day two yesterday, including the announcement of the final three semi-finalists! Congratulations to gridComm, Bquate Music and The Car Force! These three startups...  Continue reading LAUNCH Festival day two congratulations to gridComm, Bquate, and The Car Force

Best of luck to the ten IBM SmartCamp semi-finalists who are on their way to LAUNCH festival

Ten semi-finalist startup companies from around the world are coming together this Wednesday through Friday as part of the IBM SmartCamp finals at LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco where thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, startups and executives will be sharing knowledge, hosting mentorship sessions, networking and serving as the driving forces of Cloud innovation! To give...  Continue reading Best of luck to the ten IBM SmartCamp semi-finalists who are on their way to LAUNCH festival

Why your startup team should always be pitching

Product. Team. Customers. Funding. The essential elements of a startup. But one more essential piece is missing: Pitch. The Pitch is arguably the most important non-business piece of your startup. From your elevator pitch, to your public pitch, to your investor pitch, the more successful you are, the more integral these will become to your business...  Continue reading Why your startup team should always be pitching

How to Avoid a Cultural Implosion as You Scale Your Startup – By Guest Contributor, Bill Nussey

Earlier this week, I had a chance to speak at one of Silicon Valley’s larger startup events, LAUNCH Scale. Start ups can fail for many reasons. Lack of funding. Insufficient market opportunity. Poor product fit. But the most tragic source of failure occurs when a company survives all these challenges only to implode due to...  Continue reading How to Avoid a Cultural Implosion as You Scale Your Startup – By Guest Contributor, Bill Nussey

Ten IBM SmartCamp Semi-Finalists to Attend LAUNCH Scale in San Francisco!

Some exciting news comes our way today from IBM SmartCamp 2015. We've selected our ten semi-finalists who will be headed to the LAUNCH Scale event next month in San Francisco where the most influential leaders in technology will teach founders how to scale their businesses. Last year’s event featured tactical talks from Reddit, Twitter, Indiegogo, LinkedIn,...  Continue reading Ten IBM SmartCamp Semi-Finalists to Attend LAUNCH Scale in San Francisco!