This program, sponsored by the IBM Global Entrepreneur group, takes the competition concept massively global, with 9 competitions in 8 countries throughout the year, and a World Finals Competition happening at the end of the year.
Startups should apply now, limited slots
The first two competitions will be in Bangalore, India and Austin, Texas USA. If you’re a startup and you’re interested in competing, I highly recommend you apply asap as demand for the limited number of slots is always very high. You can apply here.
2011 Global SmartCamp Startup Competition Full Schedule:
- Bangalore, India – April 27
- Austin, Texas – May 17, 18
- Barcelona, Spain – June 14
- New York, New York – June 28, 29
- London, UK – September
- Tel Aviv, Israel – September
- Istanbul, Turkey – October
- China – November
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – November
Past winners get noticed and $$
Overall winner from 2010, Streetline, was recently featured in a story and video in USA Today. And Sproxil, last year’s winner in Boston, announced a few days ago that it has recieved $1.8 million in additional investor funding.
If you’re a startup and you have questions about the 2011 Global SmartCamp Startup Competitions, please post them here and I’ll answer them for you. And remember to apply now. (Don’t wait until the last minute.)