Three startups from the city -- Siddha Development Research and Consultancy Pvt Limited, Unihalt Services and STECH ID Solutions Pvt. Ltd – have been picked up under IBM Global Entrepreneur Program (IBM GEP) for venture capital and other support.
The selection has been made at the second edition of B2B Startup Challenge called by IBM GEP SmartCamp India headed by Radhesh Kanumury, Country Lead, GEP, IBM India Pvt. Ltd. Last year 30 B2B startups were selected pan India and got them to be pitched before venture capital, IBM Execs. They also showcased their application to IBM Sales.
IBM GEP SmartCamps are being conducted in all the leading IT hubs of the country. The events at Banguluru, Delhi and Mumbai will be clubbed with the regional finals. The winners in the city round will get award certificates, an opportunity to present before eminent people in the startup space to get suggestions and feedback, coverage in online magazines and a chance to be considered for the regional finals.
The regional finals will be followed by a grand finale. The camp in Vizag was conducted at the Sunrise Startup Village in the presence of Managing Director and CEO of Phoenix IT Solutions Murali Krishna Gannamani, Program Director of IBM Vizag Labs Srikrishnan Soundarajan and Visakhapatnam IT and ITes Association president Ravi Eswarapu.