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IBM SmartCamp is one part mentoring bootcamp, one part networking extravaganza, and one part epic pitch competition between rising startups from around the globe.
This year IBM SmartCamp is powered by LAUNCH and angel investor Jason Calacanis to give 10 of the world’s most promising innovators the ultimate startup experience in Silicon Valley.
Compete in a local IBM SmartCamp.
Get training from, network with, and pitch to top-tier mentors from local businesses, startups, and VCs. Win the chance to study & demo at LAUNCH Scale, pitch on stage at LAUNCH Festival (the world’s largest startup conference), be accepted into the LAUNCH Incubator with $25k investment prize, and become IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year.
Step 3: Semi-Finals: Attend LAUNCH Scale, an exclusive, invite-only event in Silicon Valley
Ten SmartCamp winners from around the world will be chosen to attend LAUNCH Scale, where the most influential leaders teach founders how to scale their businesses. This is an exclusive, invite-only event -- no live streaming, no shared videos, and no press.
Step 4: Finals: Pitch live at LAUNCH Festival to win IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year and a slot in the LAUNCH incubator, with a $25k investment
The final winner will be named IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year on stage. The IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year will secure a spot in the LAUNCH’s 3-month incubator in Silicon Valley, which includes a $25k investment.