Meet me in San Francisco! SmartCamp finalists compete in the City by the Bay

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Bentley Reserve in San Francisco

As the new year approaches, this is a good time to reflect on the SmartCamp regional winners and the upcoming SmartCamp Global Finals. As has been blogged about before, the finals will be held in San Francisco on Feb. 6, 2014. Now we want to announce the venue for the finals: the Bentley Reserve! It is a stunning destination for our SmartCamp Global Finals!

Register now to see and hear our eight finalists as they compete to win the global prize!

Our eight finalists come from all parts of the world. From Latin America, Geekie is the top startup company from the regional finals in Mexico City. Likewise, Reengen, Temando and TMC represent Eastern Europe, Australia and southest Asia, respectively. Shopa brings the best of Europe, while Nova Lumos is the pride of Israel. And lastly, the champions of North America are Onfarm and Coriell Life Sciences. The competition of this year’s finals runs wide and deep.

Here’s your chance to decide who wins the People’s Choice Award! Even if you can’t attend the event, you can have a voice in who wins the popular vote!

Let’s take a closer look at our finalists and their solutions:

coriell-life-logoCoriell Life Sciences is building the technology infrastructure needed to bring the era of genome informed medicine to the clinic.  Coriell Life Sciences offers three core products that create an ecosystem connecting sequence vendors, data interpretation experts and physicians in an “App Store” marketplace.  Combining safe storage of the more than 3 billion data points in a whole genome, secure and private data exchange and expert scientific interpretation, Coriell Life Sciences is poised to usher in a revolutionary change in clinical decision support.

geekie logoGeekie applies artificial intelligence technologies to education. Geekie identifies the strengths and weaknesses of students. Geekie Lab is a platform that provides a customized study plan and identifies the most suitable teaching methods to help each student learn faster.

lumos-logoNova Lumos brings affordable energy to 1.5 billion people in the off-grid world by providing a “home power station in a box” a new type of solar panel that allows users to purchase electricity on demand using their mobile phone.

onfarm-logoOnFarm is the first company to integrate disparate hardware, cloud, and spatial data into a single SaaS farm management system.  The unique technology integrates nearly any type of data from any provider; from real-time soil moisture data to weather data, to image data. Users access information through a cloud-based dashboard with advanced analytics and guidance that enables the entire farming organization to make better, more informed decisions resulting in immediate impact on farm inputs, productivity, and profitability. OnFarm allows farmers to have a single solution to monitor, plan, and make decisions to help reduce the friction of adopting and maximizing technology.

reengen logoReengen software gives energy utilities a variety of ways to display captured grid profile data on maps and custom reports. Utility teams can use this information to balance primary loads, spot dangerous overloading of service assets, like transformers, or assist in determining priorities for capital expenditure programs.

Shopa logoShopa is a shopping network where members are incentivised to promote products to friends in return for cash. The creative solution highlights a new stage in word-of-mouth marketing on digital platforms and offers higher cash rewards for members with large followings.

Logo for TemandoTemando is an industry leading shipping software company and is working with some of the world’s largest brands to overcome the challenges of shipping in e-commerce. They have business partners with over 400 fulfillment providers around the globe to create a platform to connect customers with carriers. Customers benefit from the best rates available as well as real time freight quoting, booking, tracking, shipping document production, insurance of goods-in transit and participation in carbon offset programs.

TMC logoTMC believes that landslide monitoring and early warning system is a must, especially in populated areas. Integrating high precision land surveying instruments with proven real-time communication technology, TMC Slope Monitoring System is an automated real-time monitoring and early warning system on a cloud platform that can monitor mining, quarries, building structures, plantations, bridges, transportation, airports, as well as the oil and gas industry.

Be sure to vote for your favorite startup in the poll above and good luck to our 8 finalists!

Brazilian startup, Geekie, wins SmartCamp Latin America

Congratulations to Geekie for winning the SmartCamp Latin America event in Mexico City!

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Illustrative art of the SmartCamp Latin America event

geekie logoNow, Geekie will compete in the SmartCamp Global finals in San Francisco on Feb. 5-6, 2014. Geekie will join the other 7 finalists at the global event: Nova Lumos, Shopa, OnFarm, Coriell Life Sciences, Temando, TMC, and Reengen.

Congratulations and good luck to Geekie!

IBM SmartCamp Latin America: Bringing together the best Latin American startups

ITESM logoIBM SmartCamp Latin America is an exclusive regional event that will be held at the ITESM Campus Santa Fe in Mexico City. The Mexico City event will feature startups from across Latin America. Register now to attend the public portion of the SmartCamp on Wednesday, Nov. 13th!

Who is your favorite startup at the SmartCamp Latin America event? Even if you can’t attend the event, you can still vote for your favorite startup!

Winning startups will be selected as semi-finalists and will go on to compete with startups from across the world in the SmartCamp Global Finals event in San Francisco, California on Feb. 5-6, 2014. Leading venture capitalists, industry experts, journalists, serial entrepreneurs, startup support organizations, and academics will gather to network and celebrate entrepreneurship.

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Michael E. Gerber

Our keynote speaker will be Michael E. Gerber, a true legend of entrepreneurship. INC. magazine calls him “The World’s #1 Small Business Guru.” He started working with business owners more than 40 years ago to address a significant need in the small business market: businesses owned primarily by people with technical skills, but few business skills, and no place to get meaningful help. His companies have helped tens of thousands of small business owners successfully transform their businesses into world-class operations.

Let’s take a look at our finalists:

agent-piggy-logoAgentPiggy offers web and mobile software for families and schools, with the objective of bringing 6-15 year old children and teens to learn about money and to manage their personal finances in a healthy way. Their family-designed mobile apps let kids manage his or her allowance money and make spending, saving and donating decisions in a safe and controlled environment. Their school software is for educators looking to teach this increasingly important subject to children and pre-teens.

startup-conoce-logoConoce conducts market research through the analysis of collective behavior of consumers through visual artificial intelligence systems. They install cameras at stores in the point of purchase to collect information on how people interact with the products. This information goes through a process of analysis and data mining, later to be transformed into actionable knowledge.

entryless logoEntryless is an Accounts Payable as a Service that frees up staff resources by crunching and syncing all accounts payable data into accounting systems. This allows companies to manage online their AP data from day one, enabling them to never type a bill again into their accounting systems.

geekie logoGeekie applies artificial intelligence technologies to education. Geekie identifies the strengths and weaknesses of students. Geekie Lab is a platform that provides a customized study plan and identifies the most suitable teaching methods to help each student learn faster.

nativoo logoNativoo learns travelers’ preferences and creates itineraries automatically, selecting among thousands of possibilities to provide the end user a personalized experience. It can help the user choose where to stay, what to do, and where to eat.

Good luck to all our SmartCamp Latin America finalists!

Conoce and Entryless progress to the Latin American SmartCamp regionals

Winners IBM

Conoce and Entryless were victorious at the SmartCamp Guadalajara event on Sept. 12th. Next up for these two Mexican companies is the Latin America Regional SmartCamp which will be held in Mexico City on Nov 12-13. Congratulations to these two startups!startup-conoce-logo

Conoce conducts market research through the analysis of collective behavior of consumers through visual artificial intelligence systems.

startup-entryless-logoEntryless is an Accounts Payable-as-a-Service that frees up staff resources by crunching and syncing all accounts payable data into accounting systems, thus allowing companies to manage and see 100% online their accounts payable data from day one.

And, congratulations to the IBM SmartCamp Guadalajara team!

Mexico Team

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Save the Date: Latin America Regional SmartCamp Final

Less than a month ago until the LAST SmartCamp event of the year! Get ready for our Latin America Regional Finals December 5th and 6th in Brazil. There’ll be a great lineup of startup finalists who will compete for a chance to move on to the Global Finals in February.