Startups

IBM Global Entrepreneur Program

Empowering startups to fuel the next generation of innovation. ISTC is an official affiliate of the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program, which means Armenian startups can easily access the oportunities offered by the program. As a program member, you will receive benefits to help build, launch and scale your business.

  • Up to $120k of free IBM Cloud services mean cost savings that you can spend elsewhere, such as hiring developers, investing in marketing and acquiring new customers.
  • Go-to Market & New Customer Acquisition: Connect with enterprise customers, open new markets and distribution channels with promotion in the key markets.
  • Business Mentorship: Pairing your company with expert mentors from IBM and our network of VC, angel investors and serial entrepreneurs to accelerate the growth of your business – no matter what stage of the journey you’re in.
  • Technical Support: Consult in-person or virtually with technical experts who will guide you through applying IBM Cloud technology to your ideas and help you migrate from your existing infrastructure or platform.
  • Business Service Discounts - every penny counts so we have worked with a range of service providers to extend discounts to you, such as office supplies, hotels, car rental and more.

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Software through the cloud including SoftLayer, IBM BlueMix and more. As well as up to three years, access a variety of IBM software for development, test, and demonstration through the IBM Software

Access Catalog at no charge.Learn about available software

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IBM relationship manager: Support from an IBM relationship manager for one-to-one guidance through all stages of project development.

IBM SmartCamps: Participate in these exclusive mentorship and networking events held around the world. Startups selected to take part in SmartCamp have the opportunity to meet and gain advice from venture capitalists, corporate executives, local investors, and serial entrepreneurs.

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