A global pitch competition for early-stage startups
hosted by IBM and LAUNCH.
IBM SmartCamp is teaming up again with
and angel investor Jason Calacanis to provide the world's most innovative new startups the ultimate startup experience in Silicon Valley.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Compete in a local SmartCamp
The IBM SmartCamp experience begins in a city near you in August 2016. Six applicants will be invited to participate in a half-day startup bootcamp followed by a live pitch competition.
Announcement of 10 Global Semi-Finalists
Ten semi-finalists are selected from the group of city winners by a committee of judges, put together by IBM and LAUNCH. Semi-finalists will be notified by December 31, 2016.
SmartCamp Global Finals at LAUNCH Festival
Ten semi-finalists are invited as VIPs to San Francisco's biggest startup conference, LAUNCH Festival for two days of exhibiting in a SmartCamp pavilion, mentorship, learning from top founders, and networking. Three finalists will win a spot to pitch on stage in the SmartCamp Global Finals and an interview with Jason Calacanis on his podcast, This Week in Startups. One winner will land a spot in the LAUNCH Incubator, which includes a $25,000 USD investment on a capped convertible note from the LAUNCH Fund.