In 2010, IBM started SmartCamp, a global initiative for entrepreneurs and start ups that build solutions to make the planet smarter. Participants work with advisors, investors and business mentors from IBM to gain access to venture capital.
“Our mission is to revolutionize healthcare through better technology, so having the chance to engage with an industry leader like IBM was a great way to spread the word and meet with other innovative companies looking to build a smarter planet,” said Albert Santalo, president and CEO of CareCloud, the 2010 Silicon Valley SmartCamp co-winner.
CareCloud’s SmartCamp experience, with President and CEO Albert Santalo
What did CareCloud learn from participating?
“To be recognized by IBM, right in the heart of Silicon Valley, and to receive all the insights of the brilliant people attending, it was an incredible event. SmartCamp helped illuminate some of the key areas for us to focus on to successfully upend an industry resistant to change.”Has CareCloud experienced an increase in general recognition and business since participating?
“Winning IBM's SmartCamp gave us access to the resources and connections of a global leader in the technology industry.
“It further validated our goal to change the face of healthcare through better technology, recognized us as an innovator in our industry and boosted awareness for our brand. Winning IBM’s Smart Camp was one of the best things that could happen to CareCloud.”
Where and how to participate
In each location, five companies will be selected to spend one day networking with 25 world-class entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts. Applications for the New York City SmartCamp are open until June 3. Apply here.
New York City – June 28, 29 (deadline: June 3)
Tel Aviv – September
Istanbul – October
London - November
China – November
Rio – November
Follow IBM SmartCamp on their blog and Twitter feed @IBMSmartCamp.