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Propel your innovative ideas forward with IBM Cloud and resources for startups

Ready to get put your ideas into action? Learn about IBM’s deep commitment to the entrepreneurial community with resources for startups like free software, cloud credits, technical experts, leading mentors and more.

IBM Global Entrepreneur

Empowering startups to fuel the next generation of innovation.

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IBM Bluemix™

The hybrid cloud development platform from IBM that gives you access to a catalogue of APIs and services from IBM and third parties.

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developerWorks Premium

Developer membership to gain competitive advantage with low cost, low risk access to tools, services, training and resources to build modern Cloud apps.

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IBM Global Entrepreneur is a unique program designed to connect startups to IBM’s global ecosystem of clients, partners, business leaders, and enterprise-grade technology.

Industry-leading program benefits:

  • Up to $120K USD of IBM Cloud credits
  • Extensive global network of solutions architects
  • A leading vendor to offer go-to-market and mentor advice to entrepreneurs

Included IBM Cloud services:

SoftLayer

  • Bare Metal, Virtual, and Hybrid Cloud servers
  • GPUs, CPUs, Bandwidth, storage, and more

Bluemix features

  • Watson on Bluemix
  • Performance Management on Bluemix

As a program member, you will receive a range of benefits to help kick start your startup’s growth at no extra cost including:

  • Up to $120K USD cloud credits toward Bluemix and SoftLayer
  • Go-to-Market Support
  • Business Mentorship & Services
  • Technical Support
Let’s keep you focused on innovation. We’ll handle the rest.

IBM Bluemix™
Introducing IBM BlueMix, the hybrid cloud development platform from IBM that gives you access to a catalogue of APIs and services from IBM and third parties.

Benefits:

  • No need to be an infrastructure expert. Focus on building.
  • Power your applications with advanced APIs and services.
  • Bluemix empowers you to build upon your existing investments.

Capabilities:

Compute and hosting built on open source
Bluemix is built on the world’s most powerful open-source projects. View open source libraries

APIs and services
Over 100 IBM, third-party and open source services to power modern apps and services.

API creation, management & integration
Bluemix is designed to lift your current infrastructure and processes into a modern cloud environment.

IBM developerWorks Premium
Developer membership to gain competitive advantage with low cost, low risk access to tools, services, training and resources to build modern Cloud applications.

Starting at $398.96 per year

Benefits:

  • Get exclusive access to online content from O'Reilly, Safari & others.
  • Credit usage to powerful Cognitive, IoT, Mobile, and DevOps to start creating & deploying your applications on IBM Bluemix along with SoftLayer VM credits
  • Network with peers and experts by engaging in online support communities and attending keydeveloper conferences at steep discounts.

Capabilities:

Key benefits of developerWorks Premium:

  • 240 USD Bluemix Cloud platform credits to develop apps with usage of services including Watson Cognitive, IoT, Mobile, and many others
  • Up to 540 USD (45 USD per month) SoftLayer Virtual Machine credits to create your own development Sandbox
  • Online technical custom library from Safari covering the hottest developer topics; agile development, Java programming, iOS, Node.js, PHP, and Spark
  • 1 Voucher to use from over 250 choices of IBM certifications; for example Cloud Application Developer Certification
  • Up to 50% off developer events from IBM and our partners, including O’Reilly, Devoxx and IBM Vision

And more

Starting at $398.96 per year