Author: Nancy Dahlberg
Publisher: Miami Herald
Date: April 15, 2012
For the first time, IBM SmartCamp is coming to South Florida.
Only two cities in the country — Miami and New York City — were chosen for this prestigious regional event in the technology startup world.
SmartCamp KickStart Miami, with the theme of healthcare, will take place May 15 at Florida International University. The event will include a competition of startups in the healthcare space, keynote speakers including BM’s healthcare industry leaders as well as the “rock stars” of South Florida’s entrepreneurial community, and of course opportunities for networking, said Maria Hernandez, director of strategy and transformation at IBM.
Miami was selected, Hernandez said, because of all the exciting entrepreneurial activity already going on within the universities, incubators, investor and healthcare communities and at the startups themselves. “We wanted to highlight all that and raise visibility even more,” she said. “It’s very important for us to nurture this ecosystem for innovation.” Read more here.