About this benefit

The IBM Skill Starter Pack provides new Business Partners (BP) with the tools and benefits to accelerate their time to value and growth with IBM including:

  • $1200 USD in Bluemix service credits to enable qualifying Business Partners to use, learn, and build Bluemix infrastructure and platform skills and solutions.
  • Two IBM Certification vouchers

After meeting the eligibility requirements, submit your intent to IBM to participate in the IBM Skill Starter Pack Initiative by downloading and completing this request document and submitting via email to PartnerWorld. Requests received more than 30 days after joining the PartnerWorld program will not be approved to participate in the IBM Skill Starter Pack Initiative.


Eligibility

Countries: Worldwide except the Bluemix service credits are not available in China
Cost: None

Eligibility criteria

All Business Partners who join PartnerWorld on or after 1 January 2017 and meet the following eligibility criteria:

1. NEW PartnerWorld participant and not part of an already existing registered company profile (Worldwide Enterprise).
2. Within 30 days of joining PartnerWorld you must

  • Complete PartnerWorld profile (You have completed the PartnerWorld Profile when the following are completed)
    • General Information section
      • Primary business model (and Additional business models if desired)
      • Business model products
      • Type of industry
    • Marketing information section
      • Publish information to other Business Partners and Publish information to customers
      • If you agree to publish your information, you should also complete
        • Company description
        • Solutions and services provided
  • Complete at least one technical roadmap in PartnerWorld University (PWU) in a key published competency solution area of your choice

    PartnerWorld University
    PartnerWorld competencies

  • Submit your intent to IBM to participate in the IBM Skill Starter Pack Initiative by downloading and completing this request document and submitting an email to PartnerWorld. Requests received more than 30 days after joining the PartnerWorld program will not be approved to participate in the IBM Skill Starter Pack Initiative.

 

Upon Acceptance by IBM eligible participants must:

1. Create or verify a Bluemix PAYG account
2. Accept Bluemix Agreement, Terms of Use and Service Descriptions

Software as a Service terms

3. Initiate activity within 6 months