SmartCamp finals coming to San Francisco
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From 31 Jan to 2 Feb 2012, startups from around the world will travel to Silicon Valley for the IBM SmartCamp Global Finals.
The event brings together hundreds of leading venture capitalists, industry experts, press, analysts, entrepreneurial organizations, and academics to network and celebrate entrepreneurship.
At the conclusion of the event, which takes place at the Bently Reserve, one of nine startups will be named 2011 IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year.
Watch the finals on Livestream
Given the global nature of this program, we will be streaming the finals on Livestream. In addition we will have many experts blogging and tweeting the event from IBM and the entrepreneur industry.
Who made the finals?
The contestants are made up of the winning teams from each of the SmartCamp events that took place across the globe. If you want a snapshot of what top-notch entrepreneurship looks like across a broad spectrum of cultures, then definitely check out the SmartCamp finalists:
Barcelona: BitCarrier (real-time traffic management from Bar)
Israel: C-B4 (context-based 4Casting)
Bangalore: ConnectM (smarter energy)
Brazil: IDXP (consumer behavior insights)
New York, NY: Localytics (mobile analytics)
China: Palmap (Indoor and POI data provider)
London: Profitero (pricing intelligence service)
Austin, TX: SecureWaters (surface water management)
Istanbul: Skin Scan (smarter healthcare)
Who will be speaking at the event?
Each entrepreneur will present their startup and one company will emerge as the global SmartCamp winner. In between these presentations, a number of industry luminaries will speak, including:
So make sure you keep an eye on the Livestream channel at the beginning of February to learn from some of the hottest new companies in the tech space.
See the SmartCamp blog.