As part of its Smarter Planet vision, IBM is collaborating with entrepreneurs to solve enterprise clients' biggest challenges. IBM Global Entrepreneur opens new doors and resources to early stage technology startups looking to bring the next big idea to market. IBM Global Entrepreneur provides:
- No charge access to IBM's software portfolio on-site or through the cloud to accelerate software development
- Unlimited technical support from IBM Project Resource Managers to assist in product development
- Mentoring and networking through IBM SmartCamp events and IBM Innovation Centres
- Access to IBM industry insights and education to better understand the enterprise customer
- Visibility as part of the IBM Smarter Planet agenda to set yourself apart from the competition
- Access to a new social networking community on IBM developer Works to connect with more than eight million IT professionals around the world.
To learn more and register for IBM Global Entrepreneur go to www.ibm.com/isv/startup
Microsoft® BizSpark is a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage startups by providing key resources when they need it the most:
Software. Receive fast and easy access to current full-featured Microsoft development tools, platform technologies, and production licenses of server products for immediate use in developing and bringing to market innovative and interoperable solutions. There is no upfront cost to enroll.
Support. Get connected to Network Partners around the world - incubators, investors, advisors, government agencies and hosters - that are equally involved and vested in software-fueled innovation and entrepreneurship who will provide a wide range of support resources.
Visibility. Achieve global visibility to an audience of potential investors, clients and partners As a Microsoft BizSpark member, you'll be tapping into a rich, vibrant ecosystem of peers, partners and support resources around the globe, helping you grow and succeed. Microsoft BizSpark is the quickest way to get your Startup fired up.
If you want to join BizSpark, please apply via www.bizspark.com or your local UK Network Partner.
Dennis Publishing is one of the world's fastest-growing independently owned media companies. The company publishes over 50 magazines, digital magazines, Magbooks, websites, apps and mobile sites in the UK (including The Week, Auto Express, PC Pro, Viz and Men's Fitness) as well as across four continents.
Media is going through huge changes and Dennis Publishing, as an entrepreneurial company, takes its responsibility to inspire, engage and look to support new entrepreneurial talent seriously. As part of this programme, Dennis Publishing has created a new company - Dennis Enterprise - which looks to find, nurture and partner with new entrepreneurs to build companies for mutual benefit. Dennis Enterprise is delighted to sponsor the Inspire Conference, to invest in UK talent and stimulate the UK digital economy. Come and see us at our stand on 7 & 8 June.
Viadeo is proud to support the Inspire Conference. As one of the world’s largest professional social networks, our 35 million members include business owners, entrepreneurs and senior managers from a diverse range of organisations – both start-up and well-established – across 226 countries.
Professionals use Viadeo as a digital business card designed to present the best version of themselves; it acts as an extension of their offline professional identity as well as allowing them to control the information that is presented about them online. Our network also gives them the chance to discover business opportunities and build and maintain relationships with new contacts. Organisations use Viadeo to recruit talented individuals, advertise events, products or services and form online groups and communities to communicate with their customers and enable conversation between industry peers.
As an international network we understand how important social and cultural differences are in the way different countries conduct business. We have offices and teams located in the US, the UK, France, Spain, Italy, China, India, Mexico and Canada where we form partnerships with local companies, organisations and associations and support locally run events.
For more information please visit us at www.viadeo.com, follow us @viadeo or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
uberVU helps companies market themselves using social media. Millions of conversations happen every day on Twitter, Facebook or blogs. But how can you understand where you should be spending your time and effort and who you should be engaging with? And how can you easily measure the return of your efforts?
We help businesses get more customers and drive word of mouth by providing them with the tools to monitor, measure and engage with the right people, as a team. uberVU is the only easy to use, affordable social media service that covers all the social media lifecycle, from strategy to management to execution.
Customers like eON, ThomasCook, Alcatel or The World Bank have replaced multiple tools with uberVUâ€™s integrated approach to get more results with less effort and investment.
Every month in the magazine and every day online, Wired explores the ideas, innovations and people that are reshaping our world. In a time of increasingly rapid change and unlimited access to information, Wired determines what to look for: it is the guide to what's to come. Wired is the only media brand whose mission is to map change - and then turn the points into a chart by which to navigate the future.Our partnership with the Inspire Conference is an extension of that mission
With offices in England, Scotland, Wales and with our regional representatives spread across the country BIMA exists to do three key things...
- Support and promote the British digital industry
- Share knowledge and best practice
- Reward great work and encourage the next generation
If you are involved in digital, you can benefit from being a BIMA member.
TechHub is a community and workspace in London for tech companies, entrepreneurs and others in the tech industry from around the world. TechHub Members work, make great contacts, share experiences and skills, come to fantastic events, and more. Want to check us out? We're pleased to offer a free co-working day to attendees of The Inspire Conference. To claim your day, please visit http://bit.ly/TechHubTrialDay and pop your details in.
TheNextWomen.com is the first award-winning online Women's Business Magazine and Networking Forum, with a focus on startups and growing businesses, led, founded or invested in by women. It brings news on business, events, funding and tech from a female angle, interviews founders and profiles Female Internet Heroes, making them notable and quotable.
The NextWomen has the vision to become the international Female 'Business Week', both online and on mobile apps, while connecting women-led companies with each other, investors and experts through its community. www.thenextwomen.com
Startups.co.uk is the UK's no.1 online resource for starting a business. Every year we provide practical tips and information to help budding entrepreneurs start and grow their business. With regular newsletters featuring 'how-to' articles and an active forum, young businesses can get free support and advice on topics ranging from finance and pensions to marketing and sales.
Visit Startups.co.uk to see how we can help you grow your business
Keystone Law is a full-service law firm that delivers a personal legal service to businesses and individuals alike. We are also the country's largest 'dispersed' law firm, where technology is used to deliver exceptional service without the conventional overhead.
Our clients range from start ups to multi-nationals, though we excel in advising entrepreneurs and have considerable expertise in the tech sector. www.keystonelaw.co.uk.
Grow VC has created the Virtual Silicon Valley, where everyone funds startups. Bringing the first truly global, transparent, community-based approach to seed-funding. Grow VC can help startups secure initial funding of up to 1M USD for their businesses.
Grow VC will not only connect startup entrepreneurs with investors to help them discover common interests, but also provide tools for processes and transparent, new ways of doing things. Grow VC International headquarters is located in Hong Kong, with offices in the US, the UK and Finland.
UNIKI is a company that focuses on the development of intelligent media. UNIKI interactivity without touch enables innovative solutions for advertising, event management, interior design, education, and museums trough intuitive interfaces. The company's core business is the creative space presentation of multimedia content and management by moving the user's body, trough gestures and usage of different markers or designs.
Since its first creative experience back in year 2002, the team, that established the company in 2008, has been gathering experience in the field of computer research and ubiquitous computing. To find out more go to: uniki.eu
Crunch.co.uk are an innovative online accountancy firm providing bespoke, intuitive cloud software combined with a team of expert accountants to provide an unmatched, full accountancy package for a flat rate of ÂŁ59.50 + VAT per month. Crunch provide services for Freelancers, Contractors and Small Businesses in the UK, and have won numerous business and innovation awards.
The Startup Funding Club is a pioneering investment member club for internet and technology startups. Formed to solve a significant problem of the lack of friends and family funding for very early stage businesses, the club is an exciting forum for investing in startups. Members can take advantage of the networking synergies offered by the club and invest alongside one another. They can invest directly into businesses of their choosing whilst taking advantage of any existing and appropriate tax reliefs. Annual membership fees are set at ÂŁ250 per annum and members have a share in the club and a say in how it is run.
BusinessZone.co.uk is a leading online community offering free, practical and no-nonsense advice on starting and growing a business. Through engaging video content, interviews with leading entrepreneurs and extensive opportunities for networking, the website is a small company ownerâ€™s indispensable guide to business success. To register for free, visit www.businessZone.co.uk
The Next Web launched in January 2008 as a spin-off to The Next Web Conference. Soon after, the site found a life of its own and the potential for a technology site from an international perspective became a reality. The growth of the site over the past two years has been a testament to that, and we now currently serve almost 3 million unique visitors a month.
It has since grown into a network of over 20 blogs consisting of:
- Editions: A number of "glocal" blogs with technology news in their own language from blogs across the globe.
- Regions: with news in English bringing you technology news from across the world's continents.
- Channels: Focused on select topics including Apps, Apple and Viral Sensations.
We pride ourselves on highlighting quality startups and bringing our readers up to date news. Where we really aim to stand out is by bringing news and views from an international perspective. With writers across Europe, Australasia, Middle East, Africa, Asia and North & South America, you can rest assured that if it's worth hearing about - you'll hear it from us...first.
Newspepper is a global media platform producing content for the Internet. Our unique model of training students and graduates in media ensure they, get paid, on the job experience and our clients receive high quality, low cost media services.