Oracle expands Startup Accelerator Programme to seven new cities, including Singapore
By Digital News Asia January 26, 2017
- The programme offers participants 6 months of mentoring, co-working space, access to Oracle customers, partners and investors, among others
- Was first launched in Bangalore in April 2016, and has attracted a diverse mix of applicants
THE Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator programme, which was launched in Bangalore last year, is now expanded to other parts of the world, including South East Asia.
The expansion include the opening of seven new centres for the accelerator programme – including in Bristol, Delhi, Mumbai, Paris, Sao Paulo, Tel Aviv, and Singapore.
The programme, run by the members of the Oracle research and development team, provides six months of mentoring from technical and business experts, state-of-the-art technology, a co-working space, access to Oracle customers, partners and investors, as well as free Oracle cloud credits.
The programme is also open to early-stage technology and technology-enabled startups.
“After a successful launch in Bangalore, we’re committed to building a supportive ecosystem for startup across the globe,” said Thomas Kurian, Oracle’s president of product development.
“Cloud is enabling incredible innovations across every aspect of business and across every industry. We want to support this next technology revolution powered by cloud.”
The programme was first launched in April 2016 and has attracted a diverse mix of applicants from hundreds of companies.
“The Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator has been the greatest launch pad for us,” said Aardra Kannan Ambili, cofounder and CTO of healthcare IoT startup Riot Solutions.
Oracle senior vice president of product development Reggie Bradford, who is also a serial entrepreneur, will lead the programme expansion alongside with Oracle vice president of development Sanket Atal, who first launched the pilot programme in India.
“The next 5-10 years promise innovations and growth that will drive new business ideas enabled by the cloud,” said Bradford.
“Oracle understands that startups are at the heart of innovation, and through this programme, we aim to give startups access to extensive resources and support when they need it most.”
The call for applications will open later in 2017 in each of the seven new hubs. Interested startups can sign up to receive more information at www.oracle.com/startup
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