This year was our first experience in using a blog to help build our global entrepreneur community. We only really started in anger in late Oct in the lead up to the finals. Now in 2011 we are starting to think about what we need to do as we extend the program into a number of new exciting markets, The folks at wordpress kindly provide the following to help us understand what works\doesn’t. So here is the overall result – like a healthcheck for 2010.
The stats helpers at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2010. That’s about 26 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 41 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 45 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 8mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.
The busiest day of the year was August 18th with 162 views. The most popular post that day was London .
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were www-05.ibm.com, twitter.com, digg.com, visiohostservices.com, and linkedin.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for smartcamp, ibm smartcamp, smartcamp blog, panoramic power, and smartcamp london.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
London May 2010
Cities and Locations April 2010
Paris July 2010
About February 2010
Boston IBM Smartcamp Finalists announced June 2010
We are saying farewell to the SmartCampIreland url and can now be found at
New technology from LindCom measures and reports the contents of tanks, silos and cooling systems and report measurements over the Internet.
In the future, companies within the agriculture, oil, and food industries will be able to obtain clear economic and environmental benefits by using a new reporting technology from LindCom. Each year, companies in these areas waste considerable resources to measure and fill the tanks and silos or control temperatures. Due to poor technology, today companies lack a clear overview of their storage facilities making it difficult to purchase the right amounts of raw commoditties at the right time to store and refill silos and oil tanks.
LindCom’s new full service IT reporting systsem optimizes corporate logistics for storage and distribution of commodities. Using a proven and safe technology companies can monitor and their holdings of tanks, silos etc round the clock via the Internet. Users receive ongoing information about the contents and conditions in tanks, silos and cold storage. If a silo is almost empty, the IT system will automatically alert the user that it is time to fill up the silo.
The company LindCom was started in 2005 and resides at Scion-DTU in Lyngby in a high-tech dynamic entrepreneurial environment. In 2007, LindCom conceptualized the company’s technology with capital from a fund, and in 2009 the company could present the first finished products ready for sale, and implementation.
In 2009, LindCom became a limited company.
Interview with Professor Steven Alter from Univ. of San Francisco at IBM SmartCamp Silicon Valley (2:45):October 6, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Finally getting to write about an amazing 2 days spent in San Mateo, Menlo Park and surrounding areas.
I had the pleasure of hosting iFind for the mentoring day on Wednesday and met with all of folks who kindly gave up their time for nothing more than the chance to maybe work with these very early stage companies in the future. The big takeaway for me was to see how Neil, the sole founder from Canada (who had never pitched in front of investors) before grew over the 2 days to the showcase event where he had the crowd entralled in his vision to use technology to track livestock and prevent disease outbreaks.
A couple of things really struck me over the couple of days
1. The knowledge and insight across the whole community is amazing – they just know how to build companies from legal to team to technology to finance. The whole ecosystem feeding itself and understanding the roles the various actors play.
2. Respect for the entrepreneur and taking risks. It’s OK to fail (in the right way). How often do you hear that in Europe and other parts of the world.
Anyway, these are some of the cultural reasons why it is not possible to simply replicate silicon valley which is build on social connections and understanding.
The upshot of the mentoring and pitching sessions showed how even experience entrepreneurs can up their game with the help of experienced heads.
So to the awards. It seems the judges couldn’t decided on 1 overall winner and so declared that Silicon Valley is indeed so special that that 2 companies should share the award. So the winners from SmartCamp Silicon Valley are
Carecloud and Streetline.
More to follow soon
The judges had a really difficult job picking just 5. The valley lived up to it’s reputation for the most interesting, disruptive and somewhat weird solutions. We never thought we would find technology being used to tracking cattle in the Amazon rainforest: Here goes:
CareCloud CareCloud modernize the workflow in a medical practice – the platform helps larger medical practices boost productivity and increase collections by putting physicians in touch with each other across multiple points of care.
CitySourced CitySourced is a real time mobile civic engagement platform. CitySourced provides a free, simple, and intuitive platform empowering people to identify civic issues (public safety, quality of life, & environmental issues) and report for quick resolution
Aquacue Aquacue turns a standard water meter into a smart-meter in minutes so that you can detect leaks, conserve water and reduce water bills.
Streetline Streetline provide the public with smart applications that finding parking, reducing congestion and bypassing City traffic helping to reduce it’s carbon footprint in a City
IFind IFind’s Wandering Shepherd Smart Tagging Ear Tag which provides real-time, full movement monitoring, traceability and authentication of livestock and wildlife by capturing GPS coordinates automatically and securely.
Over the last couple of weeks we have been overwhelmed with the quantity and quality of applications for SmartCamp Silicon Valley: We randomly picked a number so demonstrate how broad the range of companies we are finding who ‘ring the Smart Planet bell’. We’ll been announcing the 5 soon. Stay tuned:
Mitochon provide a Free SaaS, and Cloud based integrated Health Information Exchange HIE), Electronic Medical Record (EMR), and Personal Health Record(PHR)to enable independent small physician practices to deliver integrated health care. They want to provide these roughly 600,000 small practices an affordable means to connect, collaborate and coordinate health care for the community they service.
CareCloud modernize the workflow in a medical practice by creating a digital – the platform helps larger medical practices boost productivity and increase collections by putting physicians in touch with each other across multiple points of care and giving them the tools to streamline their workflow and improve their overall efficiency
CitySourced is a real time mobile civic engagement platform. CitySourced provides a free, simple, and intuitive platform empowering people to identify civic issues (public safety, quality of life, & environmental issues) and report for quick resolution
Aquacue turns a standard water meter into a smart-meter in minutes so that you can detect leaks, conserve water and reduce water bills. They believe there are many segments and micro-segments in water use efficiency that are under served or not served at all due to the complexity, cost and time required to implement existing technology alternatives.
Streetline was founded to build smart cities with our state-of-the-art sensors. They network the City\’s often overlooked and most valuable assets, including their parking real estate and their traffic infrastructure. They provide Cities with real-time data to optimize operations, workforce management, public safety and revenue. They provide the public with smart applications that significantly improve quality of life, including finding parking, reducing congestion and bypassing City traffic. They can reduce the carbon footprint in a City by providing guidance (30% of drivers at any time are circling looking for parking).
Intelleflex provides extended capability Battery Assisted Passive (BAP) RFID technology that offers increased read range, tag memory, standards compatibility and security. Their new BAP technology offers companies visibility into their assets location and condition. Their product line focuses on the Cold Supply Chain, Aerospace, Yard Management and Reusable Transport Item (RTI) Verticals.
LegalPrise’s solution is a data warehouse of all foreclosure cases in the country so they may be cross-referenced by filer, bank, plaintiff, defendant, or other criteria. They believe their technology and processes will end the foreclosure crisis, keeping losses to a minimum and roofs above the heads of as many families as possible.
Majura engine utilizes the sophisticated techniques successfully implemented by credit card companies to flag suspicious transactions and avoid false positives on non-PC devices.
IFind provides real-time, full movement monitoring, traceability and authentication of livestock verifying that cattle products are not from deforested Amazon Rainforest land. They are developing the Wandering Shepherd Smart Tagging Ear Tag which provides real-time, full movement monitoring, traceability and authentication of livestock and wildlife by capturing GPS coordinates automatically and securely.