Category Archives: venture capital

VacantBoards wins the first ever Lagos SmartCamp!

The first IBM SmartCamp Lagos was a huge success with a strong turnout from business leaders, mentors, and other entrepreneurs interested to see this great event! The winner of the SmartCamp event was VacantBoards! Their solution of maintaining inventory of … Continue reading

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IBM SmartCamp Lagos attracts diverse field of startups

The IBM SmartCamp Lagos event will be held on July 18th at the IBM West Africa campus in Lagos. Once again, this SmartCamp is co-sponsored by Tech4Africa! Both IBM and Tech4Africa have enjoyed a successful partnership in the SmartCamp series. … Continue reading

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IBM teams up with Tech4Africa for the Nairobi SmartCamp

Once again, Tech4Africa will play as host to an IBM entrepreneurial event, IBM SmartCamp Nairobi! The event will take place on July 1st at the Bishop Magua Centre. This year’s event includes three finalists for the SmartCamp competition. Here’s a … Continue reading

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SmartCamp Austin returns with a solid lineup of startups!

IBM SmartCamp has returned to Austin, Texas! And we’ve got an impressive list of startups competing to win! BeehiveID – Social Authentication Technology ™ that leverages traditional technologies and uses online social networks to augment authentication of people’s identity. Cloud9 … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs, startups, VCs, and IBMers join forces for Technori Pitch in Chicago

On Tuesday, May 27th, Chicagoland entrepreneurs, startups, VCs, and IBMers gathered for Technori Pitch. This event is an amazingly fun pitch night that brings together over 500 Chicagoland startup enthusiasts to hear five impassioned startups pitch their products and services. … Continue reading

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We have a new winner! Coriell Life Sciences

It’s been said before, and it certainly applies here: the competition was tough! It’s hard to imagine how difficult a decision this was for our judges. But, decide they did. The results are in! The IBM SmartCamp Global Finals 2013 … Continue reading

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Blogging live from SmartCamp Global Finals: Fluid takes the stage!

More reporting from the opening session of IBM SmartCamp Globals Finals, live! Kent Deverell, CEO of Fluid, talked about the importance of the ability to pivot your startup when conditions on the ground change. Being nimble and the ability to … Continue reading

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And they’re off! SmartCamp Global finals are here!

The IBM SmartCamp Global finals has begun! And it’s raining in San Francisco, which is a great thing! They need the rain, desperately! Please join us in our Twitter conversation! Just add #IBMSmartCamp to your tweets. Share your thoughts, tell … Continue reading

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Venture capital guru, Julie Meyer, to be at IBM SmartCamp Global Finals!

Entrepreneur Week is here, and we’ve got a full week of activities for everyone to enjoy. And let’s be clear, it’s not just for or about IBM. We’ve got an impressive line-up of speakers and mentors engaged through out the … Continue reading

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A taste of Entrepreneur Week: An interview with Eric Ries, Pioneer of the Lean Startup movement

Here’s a great interview to watch. A small taste, if you will, of things to come at Entrepreneur Week! Daryl Pereira, Social Media Manager for IBM, hosts an interview with Eric Ries, of The Lean Startup fame, and Scott Francis, … Continue reading

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