In just a few hours, the IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year will be announced. If you can’t make it to the event held in the Waldorf Hotel in New York, check out the livestream of the ceremony.
The award comes from the IBM SmartCamps program, which brings together entrepreneurs, investors and mentors to work together to develop “smart” startups. At the end of the program, the startups are provided with access to VCs and investors to gain seed funding.
Eight startups have been nominated for the title, with the winner receiving the prize of mentoring from VCs and industry experts. SmartCamps began in 2010 and since launching, 500 startups from the program have received a total of $65m in financing.
Last November, IBM hosted the European SmartCamp competition in Berlin. Winners of the European competition, Poikos and Captain Dash – based in Amersterdam and Paris respectively – are now going on to compete for the title of Global Entrepreneur in New York.
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