Localz partners with IBM to drive micro-location technology

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Localz is excited to be selected into the exclusive IBM Global Entrepreneur Program, receiving $120,000 in credits on the IBM Bluemix and Softlayer cloud offerings. The credits will enable Localz to more quickly integrate and scale micro-location technology for enterprise customers.

IBM Global Entrepreneur Program is IBM’s incubator program for IT startups. It provides selected startups like Localz with $120,000 worth of credits to put towards IBM Cloud usage, as well as connecting startups to the IBM ecosystem of business partners, investors, academics, students, technical mentors, and industry experts.

Partnering with IBM in this way helps Localz to simplify customer integration with IBM solutions and accelerate the rate at which Localz can get to market and scale.

“We are excited to be selected to partner with IBM as part of their Global Entrepreneur Program”, said Pete Williams, Localz Product Director. “It is great to have a solid partner like IBM to support us, whilst we focus on bringing new innovations to market. We are also looking forward to working more closely with IBM on integrated solutions for our common customers.”

IBM works closely with selected startups to provide IBM customers with new approaches to industry challenges. The selection process for the program involves meeting a set of stringent criteria, ensuring a high quality of innovative partners.

“It is great to see Localz selected for our Global Entrepreneur Program,” said Michael Stevens-Jones, IBM Partner Executive for Ecosystem Development. “Localz solution is at the forefront of micro-location and beacon technology. Seeing their success with customers like John Lewis, gives us great confidence in working with them as a partner.”