Key Partner

IBM’s Global Entrepreneur partnership program for startups and SBM representatives is offered in the following areas:

  • IT security
  • Distributed and cloud computing
  • Big data processing and analysis
  • New search and  recognition technologies
  • New development and testing systems


Opportunities offered by the program:

  • Access to IBM’s software and hardware
  • Access to a huge library of technical documentation in Russian
  • Tech support for your project
  • Consultations
  • Assistance as you seek to promote your product on the market


Free Access to IBM Products

As part of IBM’s Global Entrepreneur program free access is provided to IBM software and hardware for the purposes of development and testing:

  • Software: Information Management, Lotus, Rational, Tivoli, Websphere
  • Platforms: z/OS, z/Linux, AIX, i/OS, Linux, Windows, Windows Server
  • Hardware: System z, Power Systems (System p, System i), System x, Blades, System Storage


IBM Smart Camp Projects Contest (Part of the Global Entrepreneur program):

  • The company seeks out budding entrepreneurs implementing projects that support IBM’s Smart Planet concept (mobile, b2b (business-to-business) software, cloud, Big Data, Analytics, Internet of Things)
  • Mentoring, business networking, sharing of experience and professional information (startups, business leaders, venture capital investors, serial entrepreneurs, industry experts, senior IBM managers)


The Soft Layer Catalyst (IaaS) initiative within the Global Entrepreneur program offers opportunities to:

  • Receive a loan of USD 1,000 a month to pay for a year’s hosting
  • Receive mentoring from the Soft Layer Innovation Team
  • Increase brand awareness on the market (guest blogs, video interviews, publications.)