After 3 years we are delighted to report that the IBM Global Entrepreneurial Initiative has been gaining significant momentum in our region. Our goal has been to build relationships with quality Startups to help accelerate these partners to market quickly and cost effectively with a sustainable and profitable model. All this success has been achieved with thanks to your efforts through our partnerships.
This year is going to be even bigger and better. 2014 kicked off with a hugely successful IBM Entrepreneurial week where we held special events online and in over 40 locations worldwide, including face-to-face and virtual mentoring sessions, a women entrepreneur-focused event, and a LiveStream broadcast of the 2013 IBM SmartCamp Finals.
Please see dates below and we like to take the opportunity invite you to participate as a mentor, judge, speaker, sponsor or simply come join the audience at any of our SmartCamp events.
Please encourage any qualifying Startups in your network to apply to join the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program which is a prerequisite to participating in any IBM SmartCamp.
IBM Global Entrepreneur
IBM wants to team with entrepreneurs to make a positive and fundamental difference in the way we live and work by building a Smarter Planet. For startups developing solutions, the IBM Global Entrepreneur initiative provides the support and resource to help you change the way the world works.
By registering to join this exciting entrepreneurial programme, startups can also be selected to participate in one of the prestigious SmartCamp events running in Africa in 2014.
At IBM SmartCamps, next-generation entrepreneurs have a unique opportunity to network and connect with successful seal entrepreneurs, academic institutions, industry thought leaders, entrepreneurial organisations, associations, angel investors, venture capitalists and others who share a passion for entrepreneurship.
SmartCamps provide a venue to bring together select startups with innovative solutions aligned with IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative for mentoring and the opportunity to present their companies.