IBM Alpha Zone to open 5th Israel accelerator classSep. 5, 2016
IBM Alpha Zone Accelerator has opened registration for its fifth class, offering a 20-week program to help startups build solutions for the enterprise market.
The program, located at the IBM Israel offices in Petah Tikva, will target post-seed & Round A funded companies that aim to create a long-term partnership with IBM worldwide. This year’s focus will be on cloud, big data & analytics, mobile, Internet of Things and a new generation of IT solutions powered by cognitive computing, the company said in a statement.
To qualify, companies need to be less than five years old, to have received some funding, and to have a talented team and a strong technological fit with IBM solutions and technologies, IBM said.
Since the Alpha Zone accelerator program was inaugurated in Israel in July 2014, its first such initiative globally, 25 startups have participated in the program. IBM says it offers companies global exposure to IBM worldwide, support for design and architecture of the technology, network opportunities and free office space.