I watched most of the livestream for SmartCamp today or listened when I was doing other things, in-between editing a video from Start and following the STG Analyst event from New York.

The opening presentations were great, the companies have got there pitches very tight, even when the slides failed for one. Short and sweet and (intentionally) funny. It is quite apparent why the companies here at the final have made it this far. There ability to match a solution to a problem, very real problems that many of us face or are effected by, such as the problems with parking, counterfeit drugs (possibly lethal) and saving our natural resources, such as water and trees.

So to get this far the companies have pretty much won already, they have all received many weeks of mentoring and support from IBM and partners. I can only see this event going from strength to strength.

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