Start ups

More than a question of support: Opportunities for London Tech start-ups through IBM’s Digital City Network

By |2016-10-17T10:52:15+00:009 July 2015|Analysis, Developers, Tech Start-ups|

On any list measuring cities by economic, cultural or intellectual dynamism, London is frequently at the top. In many cases it vies for pole position with New York City demonstrating that no matter the measurement criteria both cities are recognisably thriving global centres. The challenge for any capital city like London is in bringing together [...]

IBM engages Berlin start-ups through new city collaboration

By |2016-10-17T10:52:17+00:0012 May 2015|Analysis|

Following last year's Digital.NYC initiative, IBM has recently announced techberlin.com in partnership with City of Berlin. The arrangement is similar to what IBM has been doing with the City of New York since October 2014. Techberlin.com which also involves some other local organisations is a portal aimed at technology start-ups. The features include a job [...]

MWC15 In Review

By |2015-03-20T15:02:18+00:0020 March 2015|Analysis, Internet of Things, Mobile|

This year's Mobile World Congress seemed less frenetic than the last (seemed to be less dancers). Perhaps this was due to it being CIC’s second visit. However there also seemed to be less major announcements and less that was very new. Phones, wearables, cars and connected appliances had all been seen before and we're getting [...]

Do Salesforce.com partners dare to enter the Dragon’s Den?

By |2016-10-17T10:52:32+00:009 August 2013|Platforms and Operating Systems, Software Development|

Salesforce.com is expanding its efforts to build its European partner ecosystem via a EUR 5 million competition – the Innovation Challenge. Dragon’s Den-style startup competitions are ubiquitous at the moment, but Salesforce is looking to achieve much more than just PR exposure for itself and its partners. Success will not depend solely on VC involvement, but [...]