Oracle announced Tuesday that it will open six new cloud startup accelerator programs for companies around the world.
Oracle will begin programs in Bristol, England; Delhi-NCR, India; Mumbai, India; Paris; São Paulo, and Singapore, as well as Tel Aviv, which MeriTalk previously reported. The programs includes six months of mentoring, new technology, a co-working space, access to Oracle’s customers and partners, and free Oracle Cloud credits.
The Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator is open to technology startups. The call for applications will open later in 2017 in each of the cities.
Oracle Senior Vice President of Product Development Reggie Bradford will lead the Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator expansion with Oracle Group Vice President of Development Sanket Atal, who first launched the program in India.
“The Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator has been—without a doubt—the greatest launchpad for us,” said Aardra Kannan Ambili, co-founder and chief technology officer of health care Internet of Things startup Riot Solutions, a participant in the pilot program. “Thanks to Oracle, we are now a fast-growing startup with seed investment.”
Since 2003, 36 companies were approved to take part in the Oracle Excellence Center. Oracle has acquired two startups through the Oracle Israel research and development team, including Ravello, which enables companies to use public cloud as an extension of their data centers; and Crosswise, a cloud marketing company.