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India, April 29, 2011: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced ConnectM as the winner of the IBM SmartCamp Bangalore 2011, an exclusive networking
and mentoring event for entrepreneurs in India.
ConnectM creates machine to machine technology that links analytics from disparate systems to provide
business intelligence for the Telecommunications, Utilities, and Transportation industries, among
(From Left: Mike Riegel, VP, IBM ISV & Developer Relations, Murali Ramalingam, MD, ConnectM, Praveen
Chandrashekhar, VP Channels, ISV and DR, IBM ISA, Sriram Chidambaram, Head – Sales, ConnectM and
Mauricio Sucasas, Director, IBM ISV & DR, Growth Market Units)
IBM Global Entrepreneur initiative
The IBM SmartCamp that was held in Bangalore, India on April 27th 2011 was the first among the series
of such initiatives to be undertaken by IBM globally this year. This is an exclusive program, part of
the IBM Global Entrepreneur initiative, bringing
together entrepreneurs, investors and experienced mentors with innovative ideas that can help build a
Smarter Planet. These initiatives help IBM to work with the new generation of entrepreneurs tackling some of the
world’s most pressing issues like water, transportation, healthcare and the environment that impact the
way people live and work.
ConnectM was the winner among five IBM
SmartCamp Bangalore start-up finalists with innovative solutions and offerings that can help businesses
transform their industries. The 5 finalists
presented their plans and discussed them with coveted mentors and business leaders, and ConnectM was
chosen as the winner for its Smarter Energy Concept. ConnectM will next compete in the SmartCamp World Finals with winners of SmartCamps
from other countries, for the honor of IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year.
SmartCamp Austin Texas
The next stop for the IBM Global Entrepreneur SmartCamp is Austin Texas, scheduled for May 17-18, 2011.
For A healthy dose of Austin Texas Entrepreneurship you can read
this previouse post, that examines Startup resources available to Entrepreneurs in Austin
Texas and the surrounding area.
If you want to enter the SmartCamp competition, you can take a look at the updated schedule and apply. Here's 5 Tips to help you get into IBM's SmartCamp Startup
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