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IBM SmartCamp New York: Analytics A Common Thread

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Back in mid-May, I mentioned in this blog that the IBM SmartCamp would be taking place in New York City in late June.

Well, that time has arrived, and the startups that made it as finalists all seemed to have a generally common thread: They all use software to analyze large volumes of today.

The five finalists for SmartCamp New York developed software that helps people and businesses better manage energy consumption, monitor environmental hazards, understand mobile device usage patterns, and track brand sentiment.

SmartCamp New York is part of the IBM Global Entrepreneur initiative, which was set up to bring new technologies to market faster that have the potential to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues.

The five finalists were selected from more than 200 startup companies that are creating new technologies in critical areas such as healthcare, energy and environment, and other services that improve the life of citizens around the globe.

IBM SmartCamps judge the best start-up company in different cities around the globe, then reward the winners with mentoring, services, access to industry experts, and deeper partnership opportunities from IBM, venture capital firms, and industry partners.

And you can participate.

Each of the final five startups created a one-minute video pitch that you can view on the Smarter Planet blog at ASmarterplanet.com. Watch the pitch videos and the companies live on the IBM Software Livestream, then vote for your favorite.

You can watch the webcast here starting tomorrow, and you can also follow the action via Twitter at #IBMSmartCamp.

Meanwhile, check here to learn more about the five finalists for IBM SmartCamp New York.

Written by turbotodd

June 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm

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