SmartCamp Finals Day
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The Bentley Reserve
Today is the big day! The IBM SmartCamp is wrapping up today. The winner of Smart Camp will be announced this evening at 6:15pm. So, for now we will just have to wait impatiently. The Bentley Reserve is a full house this afternoon, and everyone has taken their seats as the Keynote speakers take the stage.
The San Jose State Blogging Team: Renata Garaykhanov, Stefanie Rhodes, and Diane Pham
The California Lieutenant Govenor Gavin Newsom gives a brief, but inspirational presentation about Entrepreneurships and Economic Development. Newsom spoke about the importance of innovation, and how California is a breeding ground for technological advancement. California is a magnet for talent, and the nine finalists competing today are exemplary representatives of the progressive ideas that we will get to learn about this afternoon.
Mike Riegel is the Vice President of ISVs, Startups, and Academic Programs at IBM. He spoke about how excited IBM is to be a part of mentoring and coaching the young talent breaking into the world of startups. IBM currently fosters over 2000 projects that contribute to making a smarter planet.
Stefanie Rhodes, SJSU Blogger with Mike Riegel, Vice President of ISVs, Startups, and Academic Programs at IBM
Meet the Judges: Evangelos Simoudis, Promod Haque, and Sasha Johnson. This is a motivating group of experts in emerging markets is seated on stage and Mike Riegel moderates a discussion about their experiences as entrepreneurs, their view of the current environment for start up businesses and advice for all of us who are eagerly seeking guidance about how to steer our entrepreneurial spirits toward success
Here are some helpful hints from the experts about becoming an e
Promod says, “Use an adaptive strategy and seek out investors to help you out."
Sasha says, “Don’t ever give up,”