That’s right! Chattanooga’s very own start-up, SecureWaters, just took home the top spot in IBM’s SmartCamp in Austin this week. We’re hoping this is a sign of very good things to come for the team at SecureWaters.

Here’s the story from the Austin Business Journal:

“A Tennessee-based water supply protection company received top honors at Wednesday’s IBM SmartCamp in Austin.

SecureWaters Inc. — which develops a system called AquaSentinel that monitors and identifies toxins in surface waters — won the two-day competition at theUniversity of Texas. The company was selected from 150 applicants to competition, one of nine SmartCamps that IBM has scheduled this year globally.

SecureWaters’ product is based on technology licensed from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The company is based in Soddy Daisy, Tenn., near Chattanooga.”

Read the rest of the article here: https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/abje_news/2011/05/securewaters-wins-ibm-contest-in-austin.html.