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IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator
Who should apply?
-Startups less than 5 years old
-Less than $1M USD in revenue
-Applying startups can be located anywhere globally
-Matching email address and website
-Fintech and healthtech startups
IBM is looking for 30 early-stage fintech and healthtech startups from around the world to participate in its two-year accelerator program.
If your startup is collecting, storing, and/or transmitting personally identifiable information such as medical and/or financial records and is looking for a platform to help keep your customer data secure, you have found the right program.
Selected startups will have access to one-on-one technical advisors from IBM architects and engineers and an experienced network of business mentors and thought leaders.
IBM will host a series of workshops. Each startup will be able to attend one workshop series. Details on how these workshops will be conducted will be shared when cohort selections occur in mid-September, as IBM is continuing to evaluate the safest and most effective means to host them. The workshop series will include design thinking, investment readiness, pitch refinement, go to market strategy and execution, marketing collaboration, and details on joining the IBM Partner Program.
Selected startups will receive up to $10,000 in monthly IBM Cloud technology credits. By the end of the first year of the program, the cohort will have had the opportunity to each receive up to $120,000 in credits. The cohort will have access to IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Services, a variety of cloud solutions available within the world of IBM, and other IBM solutions such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and/or Watson Health.