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IBM Global Entrepreneur

Looking for global entrepreneurs who want to build a smarter planet


IBM wants to team with entrepreneurs to build a Smarter Planet. Are you an early stage startup? Does your solution address issues enterprise customers are facing in the Smarter Planet industries? If so, IBM Global Entrepreneur can provide the support and resources to help you change the way the world works.

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Why should I participate?

Participating in IBM Global Entrepreneur provides support and resources in the areas you need most: software, expertise, and promotion.

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    No-charge software

    Access a variety of IBM software for development, test, and demonstration through the IBM Software Access Catalog at no charge for up to 3 years.

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    Software through the cloud

    Access security-rich, enterprise-class virtual server environments that are well-suited for development, test and other activities. There's no charge to open your account, and you can pay as you go.

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    Events to help you succeed

    Participate in exclusive SmartCamp and Mentor Day events held around the world. Connect with venture capitalists, corporate executives, local investors, and serial entrepreneurs.

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    IBM relationship manager

    Get support from an IBM relationship manager for one-to-one guidance through all stages of your project development. IBM will assign a manager to you when you are accepted in IBM Global Entrepreneur.

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    Exposure for your company

    Promote your startup and showcase your solutions. View the latest entrepreneur solutions in the Global Solutions Directory.

Eligibility requirements

To participate in the IBM Global Entrepreneur initiative, you must meet the eligibility requirements:

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