Kalaari Capital’s seed funding program Kstart, which was launched earlier this year to empower startups and accelerate ideas has announced a collaboration with technology giant IBM to foster the startup ecosystem in India.
IBM has abolished its annual appraisal assessment and replaced it with a Checkpoint appraisal system. Employees will now be subjected to four yearly reviews and will be rated on a five. It will consider; Business results, impact on client success, innovation, personal responsibility to others and skills.
The companies will begin developing cognitive computing solutions in the region.InspireOne Technologies is using IBM Watson cognitive APIs in its app development and TEXTIENT is a marketing insights platform tapping Watson to develop real-time brand perception. Manipal Hospital had earlier deployed Watson.
The IBM GEP Smartcamp held across many cities in the South has announced the Regional Finalists. There are 15 B2B Startups chosen to showcase their applications today at Bangalore. The last date for registrations for the Delhi event is November 14th and for Mumbai is November 20th.