BIMStop sole Kiwi company picked for IBM Smart Camp

BIMStop sole Kiwi company picked for IBM Smart Camp

Christchurch building information modelling companyBIMStop has been chosen alongside three Australian startups to pitch at IBM's annual trans-Tasman Smart Camp in Sydney.

The winner of the event will go to a global semi-final in Istanbul in October.

Smart Camp gets BIMStop access to IBM software and services, and mentoring, and a chance to get in front of venture capitalists there.

"We are very much an international company, nearly all of our sales and marketing is currently focused [on] the US market," Barrington says. "The event will be great to grow awareness of our company further and to meet key global contacts."

BIMStop has already raised a small amount of seed funding and is raising a larger round to further international growth, Barrington says. He adds the trip will be a good chance to meet other international VCs.

The judges are yet to be confirmed, but two New Zealanders will be mentors at the event. One is CEO of Massey University's ecentre Steve Corbett and the other is New Zealand Software Association committee members and lawyer Edwin Lim.