Do you have a great idea? Don't hold back...here's your chance! No harm in applying? What's the worst that could happen?
Unleash your inner rebel.
SmartCamp is an exclusive networking and mentoring event for entrepreneurs with global ambitions. The program is dedicated to great entrepreneurs who believe that technology can make our world a better place. It provides access to world-class advisors plus a direct route to seed and venture capital.
SmartCamp is a competition. 5 finalists will be will be selected following interview to attend a 1 day event to network with 25 leading entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts
Closing dates for SmartCamp entries is 1st October 2009.
Why apply? IBM works with many of the worlds leading institutions and businesses
helping to drive innovation. In addition through the our Venture Capital
group we work with all of the major VCs internationally, many local
investors and serial entrepreneurs. What this means is that if you get
down selected to take part in SmartCamp you will get to meet and gain
advice from some of those key contacts.
- IBM will offer a 3 month mentorship program to the overall winner.
- Vodafone will offer a 3 month mentorship course to a candidate of their choice. (See note 1 below)
- NDRC will offer a prize worth up to €25,000 to a candidate of their choice. (See note 1 below)
The objective of the 3 month mentorship program for the overall winner is to work with the successful applicant to help them to try to build an ‘investor ready’ commercial proposition in order to secure funding.
Note 1: Prizes offered by third parties are separate from the overall mentorship prize offered by IBM. As such they are subject to separate agreement between the third party and the prize winner. IBM has no liability whatsoever in relation to third party prizes. Please see competition criteria and rules.