One of the most significant contributions by the Bluemix Garage Method is to help startups connect with IBM’s enterprise customers.
In order to meet the needs and expectations of a newer generation of customers, fintech companies, banks, and regulators have to collaborate closely.
A total of 70% of women change financial advisors after the death of their spouse or divorce.
Pay close attention to financial regulation, otherwise your great product and team can’t approach the marketplace.
Women in Leadership fund tracks companies with a female CEO and/or with women making up 25% of the board.
Banks will actively work directly with fintech startups to deliver innovation for their customers.
Partnerships between enterprise and startups can help tech ecosystems grow. One place where this kind of cooperation happens is IBM’s Bluemix Garage.
IBM’s Watson can digest and reason through information, and come up with solutions. This allows startups to offer their customers APIs like natural language processing without the obstacles that prevent easy, robust and responsive user experiences.
Bridges are being built over what IBM Canada’s Pat Horgan refers to as the “Valley of Death” for startups trying to scale up. Initiatives like IBM’s Bluemix Garage – which provides technology support, shares growth experience, and offers mentorship – aims to foster scale up success in the long-run.
Watch our recent interview with IBM’s Nevil Knupp, Vice President of Cloud, IBM Canada. He explains how the cognitive capabilities of IBM Watson can be a ‘call’ away for startups via IBM’s Bluemix platform. Apps developed on the platform can make requests from Watson, giving startups access to functions that analyze data streams or translate text into language that either a machine or another person can understand.