Developers, entrepreneurs and experts can now work together in the new IBM Innovation Space in B.Amsterdam, the fastest growing startup and co-working ecosystem in the Dutch capital. In this centre, these professionals can learn and collaborate with IBM – using cloud technologies such as Bluemix and SoftLayer – and can count on the support of specialists from many fields, among them mobile tech, security, analytics, the Internet of Things and cognitive computing.
IBM’s new space is located close to the world-leading startup accelerator Startupbootcamp and to many dynamic startups and scaleups from different industries. Besides providing advice and technical support, the centre’s rooms and amphitheatre can be used for meetings, workshops, hackathons and growth hacking sessions.
To help new businesses ‘with basic needs such as technology, access to funds, launching clients, exposure and mentoring’, the IBM also recommends its Global Entrepreneur Programme for cloud startups. Michel Splint, IBM manager ecosystem developer, explains that ‘the program will give selected startups up to $120,000 in credit for IBM Bluemix and Softlayer but will also connect top startups to a global network of clients, consultants and developers, creating a bridge between enterprise scale and startup innovation and culture’.
Michel Splint tells us more about the new space here.