Next week entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, and leaders in the technology industry will come together in Moscow to kick off the IBM SmartCamp season! Not only will this be the first event of the season but it is also the first SmartCamp to be held in Moscow, Russia.
IBM SmartCamp provides mentoring with industry leaders, visibility to venture capitalists, and access to IBM software to promising tech startups that are working towards a Smarter Planet.
Five unique startup companies were chosen to participate and compete in the SmartCamp Moscow event, which is taking place June 17-18. The companies are:
Synesis was the winner of the recent Startup Village event, which was mentioned in a previous post. The company is a global solution provider in enterprise video intelligence. They provide video intelligence in safety, security, retail, and transportation networks as well as for enterprise management and production.
IntelMed is addressing global health issues such as the growing cost of healthcare and a shortage of doctors by providing online medical diagnostics. Their system issues probabilistic diagnoses and medical treatments based on years of data mining and mathematical modeling.
RACS seeks to address the technological shifts and changing investor attitudes that are happening in the global financial markets. They provides investors with an integrated, visualized, multi-broker, real-time trading and portfolio management platform resulting from its unique analytics framework.
STEK developed automation software and hardware to reduce power consumption in oil production and utilities. Sensors are installed at the generation capacity or in the well zone to collect data. Real-time analytics are then used to optimize performance and operation modes of oil pumps.
AngioScan-Electronics is aiming to change the way doctors diagnose and monitor diseases. They are developing non-invasive methods of healthcare through hardware and software systems, as well as mobile.
The event will be open to the public on June 18th. Hear presentations and panel discussions as well as network with the startups, serial entrepreneurs, VCs, accelerators, IBM and industry leaders that will be attending. The event includes an exciting pitchfest where each of the five finalists will have 6 minutes each to deliver their message followed by questions from the judging panel.
Following the finalists’ pitches, a panel discussion titled “The Future of Investing: Perspectives From Around the Globe” is on the agenda. The panel will be moderated by Sasha Johnson, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson VTB Capital Aurora. She will be joined by an esteemed group of panelists including Igor Taber, Investment Director, Intel Capital, Mike Tsygankov, Managing partner, Global TechInnovations, Mike Reiner, Co-founder, Startup Wise Guys and Deborah Magid, Director of Software Strategy, Venture Capital Group, IBM is sure to be interesting.
A networking dinner at Progress Bar at Digital October will conclude the day’s festivities.
Other speakers on the agenda include:
Alexey Komissarov, Deputy Head of Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship, Moscow City Government
Igor Agamerzian, CEO, Russian Venture Company
Mike Tsygankov, Managing Partner, Global TechInnovations
We will be tweeting during the public showcase on June 18. Follow the conversation during the event on Twitter. Follow @IBMSmartCamp and join the the conversation with #IBMSmartCamp.