Featured Resources

IBM & The Boston Startup Community

Boston Massachusetts hosts the most concentrated tech sector in the US, a vibrant startup community, and world-renowned academic institutions — the perfect incubator for revolutionary innovation and collaboration. IBM employs a dynamic, local team that focuses on software development, cloud, Watson, startups, research, and more.

IBM Big Data & Analytics Group

Everyday, we create 2.5 Quintilion bytes of data–so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. This data comes from everywhere: from sensors used to gather climate information, posts to social media sites, digital pictures and videos posted online, transaction records of online purchases, and from cell phone GPS signals to name a few. This data is big data.

Blockchain for Business Group

This group is designed to help individuals and companies better understand the use of Blockchain in the business world. These benefits include, but are not limited to: Reduced costs and complexity; Trusted record keeping; Improved discover-ability; Shared trusted processes. Adoption is happening in many industries with Finance leading the way. Focus areas such as compliance ledger; consortium shared ledger; asset exchange; and high value market are gaining traction.

IBM Bluemix Resource

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, No SQL DBs and more.

IBM developerWorks Premium

Get an all-access pass to powerful tools, resources, and support to enable you to rapidly prototype, develop, and deploy successful cloud projects.

IBM Global Entrepreneur

Align your startup with IBM and receive up to $120K in free Cloud credits plus the go-to-market support, technical expertise, and business mentorship needed to quickly bring your innovation to market.

IBM Watson Group

Welcome to the Cognitive Era. IBM Watson is a cognitive system that enables a new partnership between people and computers that enhances and scales human expertise. This group is dedicated to all things Watson, Cognitive Computing and Cognitive IoT. The Cloud is an important part of this discussion as it allows easy access to Cognitive Computing technology, as is the case with IBM Watson.

Business and Marketing Jump-Start Resources

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.

IBM Global Entrepreneur

Align your startup with IBM and receive up to $120K in free Cloud credits plus the go-to-market support, technical expertise, and business mentorship needed to quickly bring your innovation to market.

Watson Analytics

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

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.

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.

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.