IBM today said it is powering techberlin.com, a website, on the IBM Cloud.
techberlin.com, introduced in association with Berlin Startup Unit of City of Berlin, is a new online hub for Berlin’s developers, startups, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and technology enthusiast to meet, establish new connections and create new partnerships.
City of Berlin provided content and additional resources for building the hub, and will use it as its main platform for communicating with entrepreneurs. techberlin.com will also offer a search portal with a database and profile of Berlin-based tech companies and investors; a city-wide tech event calendar; continuous updates of technology-related jobs in the city; and a dedicated section for breaking news stories.
techberlin.com is hosted on IBM SoftLayer cloud infrastructure and will be updated regularly using tools from Bluemix. Bluemix is a platform that combines over 100 cloud based development services from IBM and its partner ecosystem – including tools for social,mobile, analytics, cloud integration, Internet of Things, and more – for developers to use in creating their applications.
IBM will offer up to $120,000 of free cloud credit for local qualified startups to use as they build their business on the IBM Cloud. It will also develop content with advice for startups on how to use social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies to build their business; while local IBM customers will use it as a forum to share advice and make connections.