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IBM Global Entrepreneur Africa

 

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 :clayton.booysen@za.ibm.com to participate as a mentor, judge, speaker, sponsor or simply come join the audience at any of our SmartCamp events.

 

 

 

 

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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  1. Its really a good legacy seeing IBM supports improvement for Startups.

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