IBM SmartCamp 2016

A global pitch competition for early-stage startups
hosted by IBM and LAUNCH, August 2016



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IBM SmartCamp, teaming up with Launch and angel investor Jason Calacanis, provides the world’s most innovative new startups the ultimate experience in Silicon Valley. Six applicants are chosen from each of 26 cities to attend a half-day bootcamp and pitch competition and from the contest, 10 semi-finalist are chosen and taken to the LAUNCH Festival startup conference for two days, after which three finalists are selected to pitch their technology on-stage at the event. The winner lands a spot in the LAUNCH Incubator.

This year’s winner is AID:TECH, who uses blockchain technology to bring digital identification to the world’s underserved populations to help eliminate corruption and fraud.


Watch the AIDTECH video Watch the RUFUS video Watch the LEGALROBOT video Watch the ROBOKIND video