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Catch-up with us again at our IBM Global Entrepreneur London meet-up, 1st December

Missing you already after SmartCamp London…….

So why not join us for a lightning session on how to build your business on Cloud Computing and a chance to network with our Cloud experts over drinks at IBM South Bank, London.  All technology startups welcome. Register here

 

And the Winner is……….Worldsensing

Worldsensing is based in Barcelona and has developed some very small, robust sensors connected to small radios that can be connected to the Internet. The company estimates that urban motorists can spend up to 15 minutes searching for a place to park, but its technology gives real time information of space availability, so drivers can quickly grab a parking spot.  Smart car parking information is also fed to the local authorities, so they can manage usage of city space better.  Why not Listen to the  Imperial College Business School podcast

What Next?… it’s not over…..

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There will be more events and news for startups comming soon…….

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Announcing IBM SmartCamp London Finalists.

3Strata Technologies
3Strata Technologies believes there is a much smarter way to collate and store data on vaccines, such as travel vaccines when people are going to areas where typhoid and malaria, for example, are prevalent. Currently there is no joined up system that links doctors’ surgeries with specialist vaccination clinics, and no way for travellers to check they are covered if their itinerary changes.  With vaccines increasing in the control of diseases such as cancer, the company has come up with a way of gathering all the clinical data and storing it in one, accessible system.

Ark Mobile Finance
A spin-off from Oxford University, ArkMobileFinance claims to be the first company in the world to come up with a way to find credit for people who do not have a bank account. Traditional credit bureau data is not available in emerging markets such as parts of Africa and Asia, so banks can only guess at which customers represent the biggest loan risks.  However, mobile phone usage in these countries has been taken up at a staggering rate, and Ark has managed to link mobile phone behavior patterns with loan repayment records, thereby giving people access to finance and helping the banks to manage risk.

Kinesense’s
Kinesense’s ideas stem from work carried out by one of its founders during his PhD studies into video analytics. The company has developed a product that saves law enforcement agencies spending hours – and devoting expensive resources – to sifting through hours of CCTV footage during police investigations. The company specialises in video retrieval, search and analysis software for the security and law enforcement sector, and has already developed its first product.

Shaspa
Shaspa has developed solutions for the smarter home or workspace, enabling individuals or companies to improve their green credentials, while cutting costs. Its technology enables devices in the home to recognise when the family car is close, and will open the garage door and adjust the heating or air conditioning. It can also lock the front door automatically if the householder forgets on his or her way out, and can be used to monitor elderly relatives’ blood pressure and heart rates.

Worldsensing
Worldsensing is based in Barcelona and has developed some very small, robust sensors connected to small radios that can be connected to the Internet. The company estimates that urban motorists can spend up to 15 minutes searching for a place to park, but its technology gives real time information of space availability, so drivers can quickly grab a parking spot.  Smart car parking information is also fed to the local authorities, so they can manage usage of city space better.

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SmartCamp London Agenda Update

The 5 SmartCamp finalists will join us from 9am for private sessions with our 25 mentors from 9am.  This is a closed event.

All invited guests  from the startup community are welcome to join the Open House audience from 2pm to 5:30pm.  As well as the judges prize giving for their winners, audience menbers will also get the chance to take part in a fun vote for ‘the people’s choice’ award

2pm – Afternoon Registration

2:30pm – Opening Address: Caroline Taylor, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for IBM UK & Ireland

2:40pm – Keynote Speach: Doug Richard School for Startups .  Find our more about http://madein48hours.co.uk/

3pm – 5 Finalists presentations

3:50pm – Break

4:20pm – ‘What VCs look for in a prospective investment’ John O’Donaghue, Director of Venture Investment, http://www.arcapita.com/

4:40pm – Judges summary & Prize Giving

5pm Cocktails

6:30 Close

SmartCamp London will be held on 21st July at:

Imperial College Business School
Lower Ground Floor Forum
Main Entrance, Exhibition Road
Westminster, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
020 7589 5111

Directions here:

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Thanks to all the shortlisted candidates

It’s was great to speak to you this week – we have a tough choice ahead!

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Applications are now closed for SmartCamp London

Thanks to all those that applied.  We really enjoyed reading about your exciting ventures!

We will be contacting the smartest startups to meet us over the next week.

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So what’s the agenda for SmartCamp?

We are fast approaching the application deadline for SmartCamp startups… so for all you technology startups who want to take part in our private morning event to meet our mentors (see list below), then 5pm 2nd July is the deadline.

We’ll be holding private interviews for our shortlist of candidates next week.  But only 5 of the best statups can join us for SmartCamp morning session on 21st July at Imperial College Business School, with lots of time for meetings with our mentor teams.  It’s going to be tough!

Afternoon registration starts from 2pm.  We are inviting a varied selection of entrepreneurs, clients, investors, academia and many other organisations that provide support for startups businesses together with senior IBM’ers to hear the business pitches of our 5 finalist and of course join us for drinks with a chance to network after the event.

Directions here

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Wondering if you should apply for IBM SmartCamp?

Take a look at the Mover and Shakers interview with Kevin Farrar, IBM Global Entrepreneur Leader for some good reasons! Doug Richards from School for Startups will be joining IBM SmartCamp as a judge, so a great chance to meet him.

Apply for SmartCamp London by 2nd July

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Only a few more days left to complete your entry

Thanks to all those startups that have submitted their applications so far – it’s going to be a tough job for us to decide who to invite for the shortlist interviews next week.   But if you haven’t yet completed your application, there’s still a few more days left to complete your entry before close of business on Friday this week.

SmartCamp London will be held on 21st July at:

Imperial College Business School
Lower Ground Floor Forum
Main Entrance, Exhibition Road
Westminster, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
020 7589 5111

Directions here:

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Applications close on 2 July!

There are lots of interesting technology startups applying for SmartCamp which is really great to see.  Always room for more bright entrepreneurs at SmartCamp though!  We will be shortlisting around 20 of the best businesses during the weekend of 2-3 July & be in contact to schedule short interviews which will take place between 6-8 July at our IBM Innovation Centre, IBM SouthBank.

5 finalists will be invited to join us from 9am on 21 July at Imperial College Business School for mentoring sessions (see our great list of mentors below!).  All short-listed startups together with a great afternoon guest list of entrepreneurs, investors, clients, technology experts, organisations that support startups and senior IBM’ers will be invited to join us for the afternoon open-house session and prize giving.  Looking forward to meeting you all there!

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Great News! Doug Richard is joining SmartCamp London

SmartCamp London is excited to announce that Doug Richard from School for Startups will joining us as a judge.  For a chance to met him, remember to submit your application by 2 July.  All shortlisted startups will be invited to join afternoon presentations, prize giving and the opportunity to meet Doug in person at the cocktail reception.

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Less than 3 weeks to go for applications to SmartCamp London!

Excitement is building as we move closer to SmartCamp London.  Application deadline is 2 July, so if you want to be part of this inspirational event, then you’ll need register/sign in at http://smartcamp.seedcamp.com/ and complete the application form. The full application process is described on the IBM SmartCamp website, but in summary there are 4 stages:

1.   Online submission

2.   Applications reviewed and selected (criteria listed on the website)

3.   Mini interviews (20 mins) for short-listed groups

4.   Full day mentoring for the five selected companies concluding with a pitch and Q&A to a panel of industry experts and an invited audience.

5.  All short-listed groups will be invited to attend the open afternoon session and to the SmartCamp cocktail reception

Good luck to all you smart entrepreneurs!

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We are delighted to confirm the following mentors for SmartCamp London at Imperial College Business School:

Caroline Taylor – IBM Vice President Marketing and Communications    www.ibm.com

Bharat Bedi – IBM Master Inventorr www.ibm.com

Martin Kelly – IBM Venture Capital Partner   www.ibm.com

Deborah Magid – IBM Venture Capital Director www.ibm.com

Arthur Monks – SE Innovation & Growth Portfolio Director http://www.innovationgrowth.co.uk/

Julie Stanford – Essential Business Managing Director http://www.essential-business.co.uk/

Sonali De Rycker –  Accel Partners Venture Capital http://accel.com/

Stuart Chapman – DFJ Esprit Founder http://www.dfjesprit.com

Fearghal O’Riordain – SEP   Partner http://www.sep.co.uk/

Ben Tompkins – Eden Ventures Venture Capital http://www.theclientarea.co.uk/

Chirag Patel – Wellington Partners Venture Capital http://www.wellington-partners.com/

John O’Donohue – Arcapita Director, Venture Investment http://www.arcapita.com/

Colette Ballou  – Ballou Communications PR business owner http://www.balloupr.com/

Jonathan Brayshaw – Text100 PR Director http://www.text100.com/

Iain Gavin – Amazon Web Services  Head of AWS UK http://aws.amazon.com/

Tom Heylen – DLA Piper    Lawyer http://www.dlapiper.com/

Miles Haines -D.Young & Co Lawyer http://www.dyoung.com/

David Gann – Imperial College Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/people/d.gann

Janathan Page – Imperial Innovations Director of New Ventres http://www.imperialinnovations.co.uk/.

Nick Leon – Design London Director http://www.designlondon.net/

Reshma Sohoni – Seedcamp CEO http://www.seedcamp.com/

Bart Clarysse  – Imperial College Chair in Entrepreneurship http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/people/b.clarysse

Chris Barchak – Fidelity Growth Partners http://www.fidelitygrowthpartners.eu/


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SmartCamp London – Event Details:

Location: Imperial College Business School, London
Applications close; July 2nd
1st round interviews to take place w/c July 5th at IBM South Bank, Central London
5 finalists only will be invited to join SmartCamp 21st July
All semi-finalists will be invited to join the afternoon prize-giving ceremony and networking cocktails after the event on 21st July

Could you work with us to help the world to work better and smarter?
We are looking for smart entrepreneurs, with businesses less than 3 years old, to help us build a smarter planet. If that sounds like you, then SmartCamp London, 21 July could be the most inspiring event to be involved in this Summer.

SmartCamp London is part of a global programme from IBM for technology startup businesses.  Five finalists chosen from the best smart solutions entries will be invited to take part. Finalist will get the chance to meet and network with experienced entrepreneurs, investors, lawyers, leading technology and communications experts to guide you towards business success.
The winner will take part in a three-month mentorship with IBM where we can assist with everything from technical support to defining your broader business vision. They will also have the opportunity to attend the international SmartCamp finals in Dublin, 15 November, where one business will be named “The World’s Smartest Start-up”.
Our SmartCamp partners include Amazon Web Services who are offering $500 credit on IBM software for development and production on the cloud via the “pay-as-you-go”model.  We are also partnering with Imperial College London where the event will take place and with Seedcamp.

You will need to register for SmartCamp and submit your entry no later than 2 July, 2010. Semi-finalists will be invited to meet with IBM week commencing 5 July at IBM South Bank, London. Five finalists will be invited to join us at Imperial College on 21 July for SmartCamp London.  All semi-finalists will be invited to join the afternoon prize-giving ceremony and cocktail reception.

For registration and more details visit:
www.ibm.com/ie/smarterplanet/smartcamp/

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