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IBM Bluemix

Leverage IBM's Platform as a Service (PaaS) to build and run key apps for your startup. Access services around Big Data, IoT, Mobile, Watson, Business Analytics, NoSQL DBs and more.

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London Datastore

Do you have ideas for how to use big data to create innovative apps or improve life in London? Access open city data, share ideas and request new data at London Datastore.

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IBM developerWorks

Grow your Bluemix skills with sample apps and code, how-to tutorials, quick-starts, and videos—all designed to help you get your apps in the cloud in minutes!

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IBM Cloud Global Entrepreneur

The IBM Global Entrepreneur Program offers: • Up to $120K in free Cloud credits for a year • Meetups, panel discussions, digital learning tools, pitch competitions and networking opportunities • Exposure to potential investors, enterprise clients, mentors and technical experts • One-on-one technical and business mentorship sessions

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Britain's free online gateway for small and medium-size enterprises seeking mentoring services. Search our list of quality-assured mentoring organizations.

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Tech Up Nation

Tech Up Nation connects local young Londoners with apprenticeships that can provide them with the skills they need to shape the future of digital.

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Overseas business looking to set up in London? Get essential information and expert advice on every aspect of locating and doing business in the capital.

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Tech London Advocates

Founded by angel and venture investor Russ Shaw, Tech London Advocates (TLA) is an advocacy group that aims to support technology start-ups in finding new investment, new talent and achieving high growth.

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Mayor's Export Programme

Are you ready to go global? The Mayor's Export Programme offers 1-to-1 support to enter an overseas market or participate in a UK exhibition.

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Connectivity Rating Scheme

Endorsed by the Mayor of London, WiredScore is delivering collecting information about the internet connectivity and infrastructure of commercial buildings. This information will be made publicly available to businesses of all sizes looking for office space.


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Smart London Plan

The Smart London Plan is for Londoners, businesses, researchers, investors and everyone who has an interest in the capital’s future. Feedback, ideas and collaboration are welcome!

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Business and Marketing Jump-Start Resources

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    IBM Cloud Global Entrepreneur

    Grow your startup with IBM services and support at no-charge for a year Whether your team is building a fintech, mobile, cognitive, or retail solution, you can now align your startup with IBM and receive up to $120K in Cloud credits. In addition you get go-to-market, technical, and business mentorship support required to help you build, scale and quickly bring your innovation to market.

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    IBM Academic Initiative

    The IBM Academic Initiative partners with university faculty to close skill gaps, offering no-charge resources for educators and students in technology areas such as business analytics, big data, mobile computing, cloud computing, and cyber security. Members of the Academic Initiative take advantage of training and course materials, software, hardware and cloud capabilities, real-world challenges in the classroom, and a community of leading edge thinkers and doers.

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    Watson Analytics Beta

    Go from data to analysis in seconds. If you can use the web, you can do this. Bring your data. Ask your question. In seconds, you get an insightful visualization just right for your data. And, getting started couldn't be easier. Watson Analytics—Project Neo from the IBM Labs—runs in the cloud so it supports any device you use. Register your interest for the Watson Analytics beta.

Development Jump-Start Resources

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    IBM Bluemix

    Looking to kick off a new project but undecided where to begin? With high-performance cloud infrastructure from IBM SoftLayer and dozens of IBM and 3rd party services, Bluemix is a great place to build, deploy and run new applications of all types. So what are you waiting for? Get started today with a 30-day free trial and you'll be launching new apps and services in no time.

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    IBM Bluemix Garage

    Ready to turn your idea into a product—and scale fast? At IBM Bluemix Garages, you work side-by-side with IBM experts and acquire a core set of skills in agile practices. You'll be at the heart of the startup community, gaining the mentorship and connections to develop a product, evolve it based on market feedback, deliver scale and integrate with client systems as needed through IBM Bluemix.

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    IBM SoftLayer

    When your business lives in the cloud, you can’t compromise on your infrastructure’s performance...even if you’re on a bootstrapped budget. The fastest-growing startups require consistent cloud performance and the ability to scale infrastructure up and down quickly and easily when customer demand changes. SoftLayer’s innovative cloud platform is designed to meet those diverse and evolving needs.

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    IBM developerWorks

    Get your code on with IBM developerWorks! developerWorks is IBM's premier developer resource for Bluemix. Grow your Bluemix skills with sample apps and code, how-to tutorials, quick-starts, and videos -- all designed to help you get your apps in the cloud in minutes! Got questions? Connect with the experts in the Bluemix Developers Community.

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