The IBM GEP SmartCamp 2015
was a great success!

India’s biggest and most exciting B2B startup competition successfully achieved what it set out to achieve – to identify the best B2B startup minds and place them on a global platform to showcase their innovation.

This is just one phase of our long journey.

The year 2016 will be as exciting as ever, and we are working to bring you another milestone event soon.

Watch this space…

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And here are the finalists!

Award certificate

The City Finalists

  • IBM Award certificates for the Top 5 Startups in every city.
  • Pitch to eminent panels of IBM Execs, VCs and Government Execs. Find more details at the Judges Page.
  • Media coverage.
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The Regional Finalists

  • IBM Award certificates for the Top 15 Startups in each Regional Final.
  • Pitch to eminent panels of IBM Execs, VCs and Government Execs. Find more details at the Judges Page.
  • The Top 15 Startups will showcase their product to CIOs and the IBM Sales team.
  • Media coverage.
  • Big Closing Ceremony after every Regional Final.
Media coverage

The Grand Finale

  • A large, targeted audience for the Top 15 showcase
  • The Top 6 will pitch to eminent VCs
  • The finale winner & the 2 runner’s up will be announced in style!

This biggest show in town!

SmartCamp 2015 is bigger and better than ever before, with 9 startup hotspots across India. Choose the city closest to you from across 6 states, and make your mark! Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore will play host to the regional final, before the big finale in Bangalore!

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SmartCamp 2014



9 Oct 2014 Event


10 Oct 2014 Event


Closing Ceremony

SmartCamp Judges


Jason Mosakowski

Director, Software

India South Asia, IBM


V Balakrishnan


Reservoir Ventures


Avinash Joshi

Vice President

Sales IBM India


Ravi Gururaj

Nasscom Executive

Council Member


Anup Gupta

Managing Director

Nexus Ventures


Sanjay Anandaram

Partner, Seedfund



Pradeep Tagare

Director, Intel Capital



Shailesh Ghorpade

Managing Partner

Reservoir Ventures


Mahesh Calavai

Director – Enterprise

BI, Target India


Dulles Krishnan
Executive Director,
IBM Industry Cloud
Solutions, Asia Pacific


SmartCamp 2014 offered a grand bouquet of prizes for the top 30 and top 10 winners.
  • All 30 short-listed Startups received Award Certificate from IBM.
  • All 30 Startups showcased their Product/ Platform to IBM Sales at an exhibition.
  • They also received opportunities to interact with Jason Mosakowski, Country Leader, IBM India & South Asia Software Group and Mauricio Sucasas, Director, Ecosystem Development, Asia Pacific.
  • Top 5 Startups from the 30 Winners got IBM Infrastructure for 2 months. In these 2 months, mentorship on Technology and Business was provided along with close interactions with IBM Business and Sales leaders.
  • Top 3 Startups from Delhi NCR received 2 months of Incubation facility in Investopad in Gurgaon.
  • Top 3 Startups from Delhi NCR got 2 months of Incubation facility in Amity Incubation Innovator in Noida.
  • Top 3 Startups got Office hours with BOLD with access to their team for Design, Data and Solution Strategy mentorship.
  • Top 10 Startups received Mentoring and other services from First100Sales. Details in the First100Sales Partnership page.
  • Top 10 Winners showcased their solution in IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing for Emerging Markets (CCEM) in Bangalore on October 16th.
  • Top 10 Winners were profiled by IBM and shared with VCs.
  • Top 10 Winners profile was shared with India IBM sellers through IBM Intranet.
  • Top 10 Winners became eligible to apply for the regional Asia Pacific round of IBM SmartCamp.

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