SA start-ups and technology enthusiasts will this Thursday October 25 head to Cape Town for South Africa’s first IBM SmartCamp ever with hopes of receiving mentoring, venture capital and getting partners from IBM’s network of industry partners.
IBM SmartCamps is part of the IBM’s Global Entrepreneur aimed at stimulating innovation and building skills towards solving the world’s major issues.
Top winners will have a chance to pitch to industry experts and will access free software, industry, insights, visibility and on site project managers to assist them grow their ideas.
South Africa’s 2012 IBM Smart Cities finalists include Clevva, a sales and support intelligence software. The second one, Go Metro is a mobile traveler information system tailored for each traveler according to location with trip info, delay notifications and mobile ticketing solutions and the third,
Entersekt is an online transaction authenticator focused on Internet security solutions and the fourth, Mobile Decisioning focused on micro and nano credit product delivery worldwide.
Clayton Booysen, ISV and Developer Relations Lead for IBM South Africa says the finalists are among the best and clever thinking entrepreneurs.
He said; “In addition to these start-ups becoming part of our Business Partner ecosystem, we look forward to their winning idea becoming solutions that we put forward to our enterprise customers, and in actively assisting us to extend our Smarter Planet initiative.”