Nine Startups Vie For IBM Global Entrepreneur Honors

As the world becomes more connected through trillions of sensors, the ability to transform data into insight that can better monitor, manage and predict potential issues and opportunities is critical. Each startup participating at the SmartCamp Global Finals has created software that is designed to analyze large volumes of data. The finalists are:  

  • BitCarrier: BitCarrier’s traffic management solutions analyze real-time traffic information, providing current travel times, estimations on congestion rates and accident alerts (winner, SmartCamp Barcelona).
  • C-B4 Context Based 4Casting: CB4 has created a context-based system for identifying and analyzing hidden data patterns in large-scale data warehouses. The system is particularly suited to the retail trade and customer relations management (winner, SmartCamp Tel Aviv).
  • ConnectM: ConnectM’s machine-to-machine technology uses advanced analytics to collect information from disparate systems to provide business intelligence. The solutions are developed specifically for the telecommunications, utilities and transportation industries (winner, SmartCamp Bangalore).
  • IDXP: IDXP’s consumer behavior solution installs sensors in stores and shopping carts to help retailers understand consumer behavior (winner, SmartCamp Rio de Janeiro).
  • Localytics: Localytics’ real-time analytics service provides makers of mobile phone and tablet applications with a better understanding of peoples mobile application preferences and tendencies (winner, SmartCamp New York City).
  • Palmap: Palmap’s mapping solution provides mobile users with instant information for indoor activities such as navigating airports and shopping malls (winner, SmartCamp Shanghai).
  • Profitero: Profitero helps online retailers maximize profits via competitor analytics (winner, SmartCamp London).
  • SecureWaters: SecureWaters’ patented technology continuously monitors, detects and identifies toxins in surface water. An early warning alarm system alerts clients to potential issues (winner, SmartCamp Austin).
  • SkinScan: SkinScan’s mobile application enables users to scan the moles on their bodies to measure skin cancer threat levels. They also offer a cloud infrastructure for medical histories of patients and doctors (winner, SmartCamp Istanbul).

With the world becoming increasingly connected, there is unprecedented opportunity for entrepreneurs to become innovators on a global scale. IBM wants to see these new entrepreneurs succeed and is uniquely positioned to help because of its depth of resources, expertise, experience and connections around the world. To help identify the most promising technology startups who share our vision of a Smarter Planet, we are running IBM SmartCamp, London on 17th November at IBM South Bank London to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week.

IBM Global Entrepreneur | SmartCamp 2011 Events

Looking for global entrepreneurs who want to build a smarter planet

SmartCamp is an exclusive event aimed at identifying early stage entrepreneurs who are developing business ventures that align with our IBM Smarter Planet vision.

These mentoring and networking events put entrepreneurs in touch with investment firms, serial entrepreneurs, academics, marketing, communications, and technology experts that can help accelerate the solutions of startup companies to market.

SmartCamp events in 2011

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The winner is Streetline !
Streetline have been announced winner of IBM SmartCamp 2010. Streetline uses sensors that allow citizens to find inexpensive parking fast while helping cities manage their parking resources more efficiently. Treemetrics and Sproxil were also highlighted with special recognition for the important work they are doing. Congratulations to them and all the regional winners and participants from across the world in what has been a truly inspiring competition.

smartercities:

The winner is Streetline !

Streetline have been announced winner of IBM SmartCamp 2010. Streetline uses sensors that allow citizens to find inexpensive parking fast while helping cities manage their parking resources more efficiently. Treemetrics and Sproxil were also highlighted with special recognition for the important work they are doing. Congratulations to them and all the regional winners and participants from across the world in what has been a truly inspiring competition.

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Startups Face-off in Global Entrepreneur SmartCamp World Finals

Top technology start-ups from around the world are traveling to Dublin today to compete in IBM’s first-ever SmartCamp World Finals.

Top Entreprenuers Vie to Become IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year | Sacramento Bee

Nine technology startups from around the globe are set to travel to Dublin, Ireland next week to compete in the IBM  SmartCamp World Finals from November 16-18, 2010. The winner will claim the title of IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year by successfully pitching their unique Smarter Planet business idea to a panel of industry experts.

IBM SmartCamps are one aspect of IBM’s Global Entrepreneur initiative designed to stimulate innovation and build skills for startups from around the world that are building new technologies to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues such as energy efficiency, the environment, and personalized healthcare. SmartCamp winners receive mentoring, access to industry experts and technology, and deeper partnership opportunities from IBM, venture capital firms and industry partners.

The 2010 SmartCamp World finalists are:

  • CareCloud- Enables a digital ecosystem for the healthcare industry on the Internet where participants can transact on a business level using rich applications designed to streamline business processes and provide full transparency into workflow.
  • LindCom- Measures the contents of tanks and silos and reports measurements, via the Internet, to optimize and streamline the distribution and production of commodities.
  • Panoramic Power- Developing an inexpensive, cloud-based service for precise and granular monitoring of electrical power that enables energy savings, failure prediction, preventive maintenance and submetering.
  • Predect- A unique online water protection solution whose early warning system enables immediate action before infecting a population.
  • Sproxil- Smart technology fighting counterfeit medicine in emerging countries, with cell phone technology used at point of purchase to validate genuine drugs.
  • Streetline- Uses sensors that allow citizens to find inexpensive parking fast while helping cities manage their parking resources more efficiently.
  • TreeMetrics- Creates 3D imaging technology that measures forests for optimum harvesting.
  • VisioHost- Unites innovative technology with scientific and medical research by providing lifecycle solutions for the management and archiving of images.
  • WorldSensing- Industrial wireless sensing in smart structures, smart cities and smart oil fields.

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IBM Announces Silicon Valley’s Smartest Green SMB Startups

Last year 80 percent of the participating start-ups got some kind of funding by going to SmartCamp, according to IBM’s reckoning. IBM states that the twin goals of the SmartCamp program, part of IBM’s Global Entrepreneur initiative, is to bring new technologies to market faster, and address pressing issues such as energy, the environment, and healthcare.

The Silicon Valley winners were:

CareCloud, a Florida firm seeking to use the cloud to modernize the workflow of medical practices, putting physicians in touch with each.

Streetline, a San Francisco firm that seeks to let cities manage parking, and drivers find parking spaces, using sensors.