Happy New Year from the IBM Innovation Center!!
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Make plans now for IBM Global Entrepreneur Week February 3-7th
Entrepreneur Week represents, for IBM Canada, the launch of our participation in the Global Entrepreneur Program. This worldwide program provides benefits to start-ups and entrepreneurs such as mentoring, free software access and other features. Entrepreneur week will allow you to become part of this launch as you participate in the many activities planned.
The jam-packed agenda will feature virtual as well as face-to-face opportunities to network and learn among entrepreneurs, VCs, serial entrepreneurs, academic leaders, IBM executives, and partners. Plus, Entrepreneur Week will showcase many of the IBM Global Entrepreneur success stories and provide an opportunity to meet the winners during the 2013 Smart Camp Global finals to be held on February 5th in San Francisco.
The event kicks off with an online bash on Day 1 featuring a virtual coffee break of entrepreneurs and IBM execs networking in small groups, and continues with breakout sessions, roundtables, and speakers to educate and inspire innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world. The online session is organized around 3 tracks: 1) Growing your business in a Social world; 2) Women Entrepreneurs, and 3) Academic Excellence.
Day 2 will be a ground-breaking series of simultaneous in person events in over 40 cities worldwide hosted at IBM Global Innovation Centers and client briefing centers. Experience the breadth and depth of all that IBM has to offer to help startups succeed in their new ventures!
Day 3 focuses on business coaching for entrepreneur partners with virtual mentoring conducted by top leaders from venture firms, entrepreneur and academic communities, as well as industry consultants & experts.
Day 4 features unique learning opportunities around IBM technologies such as mobile, social, cloud and big data and analytics in the morning, followed by a very special afternoon in San Francisco featuring the 8 firms selected for the IBM SmartCamp Global Finals. You won’t want to miss the excitement as this year’s winner is selected!
We wrap up the week on Day 5 with a special webcast keynote presentation from an expert on the topic of entrepreneurship.
What are you waiting for? Make new connections and get inspired by joining other entrepreneurs and innovators at this unique weeklong event.
Join us at one of our locations:
Waterloo - February 3, 2014 http://ibm.co/1aEDAXU
Toronto - February 4, 2014 http://ibm.co/1c7dcdc
Montreal - February 11, 2014 http://ibm.co/1gBXIPg