IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator is a multiyear collaboration between Village Capital and IBM Z geared toward empowering fintech, healthtech, and other digital services startups to build and scale. We closed out another stellar cohort of DataTech4Good entrepreneurs earlier this year and we are delighted to announce Cohort 4, and Friends of Hyper Protect participating companies at IBM Z Day on September 15, 2021.
IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator and Friends of Hyper Protect startups leverage highly sensitive data to improve access to digital, financial, and healthcare services across the world to power their fintech, healthtech, and other digital services solutions. We’ll be working together from September to December to support our startups in developing and refining their business plans, investment readiness, pitching, and technical use of the IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Services.
The IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator has welcomed 45 early-stage startups from across the world into its portfolio of startups through investment readiness and technical mentorship to support their businesses globally. Over 120 mentors and investors have already engaged in the program that has included 300+ mentor hours.
IBM Z Day is all about introducing you to our next cohort of datatech changemakers, and celebrating their potential to change the world of DataTech4Good.
As we start to rebuild against the backdrop of the covid-19 pandemic, Village Capital’s methodology ensures we run a comprehensive virtual program, drawing on our global bandwidth and network to support the IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator team.
Showcasing the IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator Startup Ecosystem
Today, Village Capital also announces how IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator is looking at solutions to some of our most pressing data challenges. A day does not pass by without hearing about a data breach involving personally identifiable information.
We are proud to see IBM showcasing discussions ranging from data protection and user privacy to scaling impact in healthcare and fair finance at IBM Z Day. Join us for a carefully curated agenda exploring thoughtful discussion with the data pioneers of the future. Find out more here and don’t forget to register while you’re at it!
To hear more from our pioneering alumni that completed the IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator, tune in to our panel discussions. If you miss a session, you can always go back and catch the recording with the same link above.
IBM Z Day...Be there!
A multi-year, global collaboration led by founding partners IBM Z has so far supported entrepreneurs on all six continents who are improving access to digital, financial, and healthcare services by leveraging the power of data.
"Over the past three years, it has been incredible to see the development of the companies participating in our IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator program, as well as the progression of the program itself. Imagine changing the narrative around why data protection, privacy, and security matter. How often do we hear about adhering to regulatory requirements such as GDPR and others. What if we start to talk about adhering to regulatory requirements AND doing the right thing by our customers by implementing state-of-the-art technical solutions instead of just adhering to regulatory requirements? For me, data protection, privacy, and security are important elements of social good and our business leaders should see it as both required AND desired." Melissa Sassi, Chief Penguin - Entrepreneur & Student Experience. IBM Z.
Our cohort of companies to date have come from a variety of countries, including the USA, Canada, Mexico, Nigeria, Chile, Australia, Italy, UK, Kenya, Singapore, Ghana, and the Netherlands; this year we’ve received applications from 49 countries. This geographical diversity has helped to amplify our gender equity focus, with over 50% of our cohort companies female-founded or led, and over 30% .
Don’t forget to join us at IBM Z Day on September 15. Expect to learn from industry leading experts and startup founders in this four-track event with 100+ speakers.