Congratulations to Streetline. It was really an honour to meet all of the global finalists at IBM SmartCamp 2010 and we wish them all the success in their businesses. Their smart solutions are truly the future in instrumenting, interconnecting and making our planet more intelligent.
Thanks to everyone blogging on ibmsmartcamp.com, especially our “Unofficial Guide” writer Alessandra Pollicini who did an outstanding job of “live at the scene” coverage. And thanks to Karl Roche who made the announcement of winner live on the blog when it happened.
As a teaser for next year here are the plans for 2011 taken from the press release from yesterday:
IBM Expands Global Entrepreneur Initiative and SmartCamps
IBM launched the Global Entrepreneur initiative in 2010, and today announced plans to expand the program next year to emerging markets including Brazil, China, Mexico, Poland and Turkey. As part of this expansion, IBM plans to host SmartCamps throughout 2011 at new locations around the world including Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Mexico City, Warsaw and Istanbul.
SmartCamp winners join participants in IBM’s Global Entrepreneur initiative. As a result, they receive mentoring and support from industry experts and VCs, and IBM will help the startup ready its technology on IBM software and hardware at IBM Innovation Centers.
The criteria for start-ups to participate in IBM’s Global Entrepreneur initiative are: the company must be privately-held; in business less than three years; and actively developing software aligned to IBM’s Smarter Planet focus areas.
Be sure to keep following ibmsmartcamp.com and also you can still catch our LiveStream coverage by visiting the Video Library.
Some Flickr memories from event: