Ingram Micro Cloud has announced the winners of the Chicago and San Francisco Comet Competition judging events, congratulating Chicago-based Invoiced and San Francisco-based Balbix, the company said .
Both are now one step closer to potentially winning the USD USD 1 million cash grand prize and securing their position as a innovator in the cloud ecosystem.
Ingram Micro´s Comet Competition provides aspiring local independent software vendors (ISVs) and startups access to a wider global audience. Runners-up from Chicago are Morpheus Data, Coreview and Cyglass, and from San Francisco, Blue Hexagon, Air Slate and Nerdio. Each runner-up receives USD 50K in funding and free entry to Ingram Micro´s Cloud Summit in May 2020.
Ingram Micro´s International Comet Competition is designed to identify highly innovative business-to-business (B2B) software innovators from across the globe whose products have clear applications for the technology channel.
The Comet Competition plays a significant role in Ingram Micro Cloud´s mission to accelerate innovation and empower the world´s future problem solvers to grow and tackle businesses´ biggest problems. By accessing Ingram Micro´s Cloud ecosystem and channel partners, startups can diversify revenue, enabling repeatable, scalable and profitable growth.
In-person judging events occurred in 16 international cities throughout November and December. Each event culminated with one winner and three runners up, all of whom receive significant go-to-market funding, training and resources to grow.
All city-based winners and runners-up will join Ingram Micro Cloud at Cloud Summit 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida, May 12-14 to compete for the final Global Grand Prize of USD 1 million. Facing a panel of judges consisting of distinguished founders, executives and industry influencers, contestants will be evaluated on their vision for the future, potential in their channel and ecosystem readiness.
Ingram Micro Cloud leverages its platforms and ecosystem, cloud service providers, telecom companies, resellers and enterprises to transform and get up and running in the cloud within minutes, with little to no investment. For more information, visit: www.IngramMicroCloud.com.