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Dubliner, Techie, Venture, Soul, Father, Rubgy

IBM SmartCamp Global Finals Day 1: Master Class

Today was Day 1 of the IBM SmartCamp Global Finals, a three-day event which kicked off today with a Master Class for the eight startup finalists, featuring a powerhouse lineup of guest speakers. The goal of the day was to … Continue reading

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IBM SmartCamp Global Finals People’s Vote!

The IBM SmartCamp Global Finals are happening this week! Now that you’ve met all of the finalists through our Meet the Global Finalists series, it’s time to cast your vote. Take a last look at each of the eight startups and … Continue reading

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‘Shark’ Barbara Corcoran to speak at IBM SmartCamp Global Finals!

IBM is thrilled to welcome Barbara Corcoran, from ABC’s hit reality series Shark Tank, as a guest speaker at the IBM SmartCamp Global Finals in New York City, Feb. 7th. An entrepreneur herself with a fascinating rags-to-riches story, her insights … Continue reading

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SmartCamp Syndey – Smart Potatoes

Yesterday in Sydney the IBM team held an amazing event with the largest number of partners we have ever had for a SmartCamp. There were many highlights not least the companies. In addition we were delighted to hear Peter Kazacos war stories. We’ll … Continue reading

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Cloudy with a Chance of Jellyfish

Almost 15 years ago, I interviewed for a management consultant role.  When it became apparent that I wasn’t going to get the job, I asked the interviewer what skills and experience I needed to develop.  ‘The ability to handle ambiguity’ … Continue reading

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Corporate Venturing with Andrew Gaule

The following is from a recent interview with Andrew Gaule on behalf of Global Corporate Venturing Gaule: Give a brief description of the purpose of SmartCamp and when it was formed. Kelly: SmartCamp is about bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and experienced … Continue reading

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5 tips for working with a venture capitalist – Interview with Philip Connolly – Sunday Bus Post

Interview with Philip Connolly from this weeks Sunday Business Post. Raising finance can be one of the most difficult parts of taking a business to the next level. One of the most important moments in the life of a business … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing innovation

How do you find innovation ?  That is a question we ask ourselves on a regular basis.  Once you find it how do you harness it?  In the following talk from TEDx Montreal Mike Grandinetti explores crowdsourcing innovation.  Mike has … Continue reading

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Meet the entrepreneurs

A short video with tips from previous winners

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Big Data comes to Munich!

Yesterday in Munich we held our first SmartCamp event in Germany.   It was also the first SmartCamp with a specific focus on Big Data and Business Analytics. Keynote Speaker Philippe Souidi, Founder of echofy.me, summarized this topic perfectly when he … Continue reading

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