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IBM SmartCamp: Johannesburg, South Africa

9-10 Oct 2013

Focus Rooms

The Core, 1st Floor South,
Cnr Kikuyu and Leeuwkop Streets,
Sunninghill, Sandton

IBM SmartCamp events have been tremendously successful over the last three years. Last year's winner of IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year was MoDe, an African startup with a solution that delivers nano credit in nano seconds.

In July 2012, MoDe had aspirations to go global in five years. Being part of the IBM Global Entrepreneur initiative and participating in SmartCamp helped propel this Kenyan company to realize their goal in less then a year. They are a fantastic success story, and we expect many more great successes coming out of Africa.

This year, startups converged in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 9-10 Oct 2013 for the SmartCamp event in collaboration with the Tech4Africa annual conference.


SmartCamp winner and finalists

Congratulations to MySmartFarm
IBM SmartCamp Johannesburg winner

Congratulations the SmartCamp semi-finalists and finalists

Semi-finalists:

These startups received mentoring on the first day of the Tech4Africa event. Three companies were selected as finalists based on mentor feedback to pitch on the second day of the event.

Finalists:

These startups pitched on second day of the event.


Agenda

This IBM SmartCamp event was held in collaboration with the Tech4Africa conference.

Date Topic
9 Oct 2013

Tech4Africa conference - 9 Oct 2013

The first day includes SmartCamp mentor sessions (by invitation only) with parallel Tech4Africa conference sessions and workshops for non-SmartCamp participants.

10 Oct 2013

Tech4Africa conference - 10 Oct 2013

The second day includes final pitches from the SmartCamp startups, thought leadership presentations, and demos and inspiration, followed by a post-event networking reception.


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