IBM helps start-ups with development, sales and marketing

Day 28. September 2014 posted Stanislava Vabšek
Are you a young ICT company interested in how the global giant IBM can help you with development, marketing and selling software on the global market? More at the workshop we are organising with IBM on Thursday October 9th, at 14 PM at Technology Park Ljubljana.

How can IBM help you specifically?

IBM is one of the leading international corporations in the field of development and manufacture of the most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, data storage and microelectronics. An important part of the corporation is the IBM Innovation Centre, which has the mission of helping other technological companies with software development, marketing and sales. Start-ups are amongst these companies.

On Thursday, October 9th at Technology park Ljubljana, IBM Innovation Centre and Initiative Start:up Slovenia are organising a practical workshop at which you will learn how IBM can help the global growth and development of your company specifically.

Workshop programme

14:00 – 15:00 IBM Innovation Centre for start-up companies
The offer of the IBM Innovation Centre will be presented, as will the procedures of how you can accelerate your development, marketing and sales by collaborating with IBM. You will discover the possibilities for accessing IBM’s global infrastructure, sales channels, technologies and other expertise. Examples of good practice will also be presented.

15:00 – 15:15 Break

15:15 – 17:00 Bluemix, an ideal platform for innovative software solutions
In the second part, the workshop will have a more technological feel, namely with the presentation of an entirely new and revolutionary tool Bluemix, which gives start-ups access to technologies for development that used to be accessible only to big companies. Bluemix is a cloud platform based on open standards for compiling, managing and running applications. It includes open code technologies from IBM and partner developers; technologies such as Ruby, Java, PostgreSQL, DB2, MongoDB, IBM ODM and many others. Bluemix is a platform that allows us to offer our programme to a company and lean on verified technologies, consequently also ensuring reliable functioning to our final customer.

17:00 – 17:30 Individual consultations
What are the possibilities of using IBM’s platform Bluemix and more information on how to attend IBM’s “Key to solutions” conference for free.


How to register for the IBM conference

All workshop participants will have the possibility of attending IBM’s conference “Key to solutions” without paying the 350 € participant fee. The conference will take place in Hotel Bernardin in Portorož from October 23rd to 24th, and this year, it will also offer a special programme for start-up companies. It will help you expand you contact network, learn about new technologies and gain access to IBM’s partners. You can attend for free by participating in the Bluemix contest and creating a simple application on the Bluemix platform: 
  • sign up for Bluemix,
  • develop a simple application,
  • using your mobile phone or tablet, download IBM’s free application “Innovation Center” from iStore or the Google Play Store,
  • when logging into the app, chose “IBM Innovation Center Ljubljana”,
  • in the app, choose the tab Events – Key to solutions 2014 for start-ups – click Apply, enter your details and attach the link to your working app in a comment. 

The deadline for applying to the workshop is October 6th 2014. Submit your application!

The deadline for the Bluemix contest is October 15th 2014. 

Start-ups that will be able to attend for free will be chosen by IBM Slovenia.  

You will find out more at the workshop. If you can’t attend, contact us for more information.

The number of places for start-ups is limited, so join us at the event, think hard, open Bluemix and create something incredible. IBM values creativity. Show it!

More information:

Elvisa Basailović, Technology Park Ljubljana

Dejan Podgoršek, IBM Ecosystem Development Manager


Communications and PR Start:up Slovenija
Izvedba: Mojdenar IT d.o.o.