After 3 years IBM is delighted to report that their IBM Global Entrepreneurial Initiative has been gaining significant momentum in the region.The goal of the initiative has been to build relationships with quality Startups to help accelerate these partners to market quickly and cost effectively with a sustainable and profitable model. All this success has been achieved with thanks to your efforts through our partnerships.
Following a report made available to us,this year is going to be even bigger and better.2014 kicked off with a hugely successful IBM Entrepreneurial week where special events online and in over 40 locations worldwide were held, including face-to-face and virtual mentoring sessions, a women entrepreneur-focused event, and a Live Stream broadcast of the 2013 IBM Smart Camp Finals.
Qualifying Startups in the region are encouraged to apply to join the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program which is a prerequisite to participating in any IBM SmartCamp.
About the IBM Global Entrepreneur
IBM wants to team with entrepreneurs to make a positive and fundamental difference in the way we live and work by building a Smarter Planet. For startups developing solutions, the IBM Global Entrepreneur initiative provides the support and resource to help you change the way the world works.
By registering to join this exciting entrepreneurial programme, startups can also be selected to participate in one of the prestigious SmartCamp events running in Africa in 2014.
The IBM SmartCamp
At IBM SmartCamps, next-generation entrepreneurs have a unique opportunity to network and connect with successful serial entrepreneurs, academic institutions,industry thought leaders, entrepreneurial organisations, associations, angel investors,venture capitalists and others who share a passion for entrepreneurship.
SmartCamps provide a venue to bring together select startups with innovative solutions aligned with IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative for mentoring and the opportunity to present their companies.
The 2014 Events
IBM is the proud Entrepreneur Partner for Tech4Africa 2014 and we are running 4 exciting SmartCamp events in partnership.
1st July: IBM SmartCamp – Nairobi
15th July: IBM SmartCamp – Lagos
28th August: IBM SmartCamp – Cape Town
8th & 9th October: IBM SmartCamp – Johannesburg
In addition, we have other related SmartCamp and IBM Entrepreneur Events in MEA:10th July: IBM Global Entrepreneurial Media Day (invite only) – Johannesburg
8th September: IBM SmartCamp – Cairo
16th September: IBM SmartCamp – Casablanca
How you can participate
Visit the official website or contact :firstname.lastname@example.org to participate as a mentor, judge, speaker, sponsor or simply come join the audience at any of our SmartCamp events.