Driving the future of digital infrastructure with the Blockchain ecosystem

Today at IBM, I am excited to introduce you to Canadian Blockchain startup, and IBM SmartCamp finalist, Nuco. Nuco is one of ten semi-finalists who will pitch live on stage at LAUNCH festival, and compete for the IBM Global Entrepreneur of the year award. They could also potentially receive...  Continue reading Driving the future of digital infrastructure with the Blockchain ecosystem

IBM SmartCamp semi-finalist startup companies announced

It's been 8 years since IBM began producing IBM SmartCamp, a global pitch competition providing founders everywhere with coaching, mentorship, connections, and a stage to share their businesses with the world. Every year the competition has evolved to provide more value to an increasingly more impressive group of startups. For the last two...  Continue reading IBM SmartCamp semi-finalist startup companies announced

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

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!

IBM SmartCamp: Why your startup should always be pitching

Product, team, customers and funding, the essential elements of a startup. But one more essential piece is missing: the 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...  Continue reading IBM SmartCamp: Why your startup should always be pitching

IBM SmartCamp: How one finalist plans to use Watson to advance the attorney client relationship

You may have heard the news about IBM SmartCamp, the multi-city competition between rising technology startups from around the world. If not, take a look at what’s in store, and how you can pitch your startup by heading over to the website. Yep, that’s right, the winner gets a $25k investment from Continue reading IBM SmartCamp: How one finalist plans to use Watson to advance the attorney client relationship

Recapping Metabridge 2016: RentMoola takes home ‘Startup of the Year’

RentMoola, a Vanouver based startup that enables tenants and landlords to pay and accept rent payments electronically, won Startup of the Year at Metabridge. Over one-hundred startups applied to participate in the prestigious conference, but only fifteen were selected. Metabriddge is in its eighth year and is supported by accelerator...  Continue reading Recapping Metabridge 2016: RentMoola takes home ‘Startup of the Year’

TiEcon 2016: Trending technologies, data, cognitive, women in tech and beyond

This is a very special week in Silicon Valley for entrepreneurs. First off, our team will be taking part in NAASCOM's InnoTrek 2016, then we will be on our way this Friday and Saturday to TiECon 2016 in Santa Clara, California with six IBM Executives, four IBM Global Entrepreneur startups, the IBM women's...  Continue reading TiEcon 2016: Trending technologies, data, cognitive, women in tech and beyond