On a 15-acre campus in the heart of Bangalore’s technology hub, Whitefield, six startups are fine-tuning their product under the guidance of one of the world’s leading authorities on cloud computing and data storage.
The startups are part of the 3rd cohort of the four-month-long NetApp Excellerator programme, the company’s flagship accelerator, designed to help B2B technology startups achieve their full potential through mentorship with NetApp’s R&D teams and by providing access to technology & ecosystem partners.
The accelerator programme provides the startups access to collaboration and productivity tools, co-working space in Bangalore as well as networking opportunities with potential investors, partners, and customers. The startups will also have access to NetApp platforms and technologies, tools, HR, marketing, legal and tech support. As part of the NetApp Excellerator, globally acclaimed mentors and in-house technology experts work together to create custom programmes to suit the needs of each of the startups in the cohort. NetApp will provide an equity free grant of $15,000 to each of the selected startups upon completion of the programme.
Want to know more about this exciting opportunity? At the YourStory-NetApp meetups in Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai, you will get to interact with leaders from NetApp Excellerator programme and get to know how the programme’s strong focus on go-to-market efforts makes the startups market-ready and also improves their financial viability.
At the meetups, you will also get insights on how the programme scores high on technical and business mentoring which NetApp is uniquely positioned to offer and how that has benefitted the startups in the cohorts. You will also know all about the rigorous iterative selection process that focuses on product capability, in-depth technology, performance in the bootcamp and the alignment with the programme’s objectives. Tech enthusiasts and startup professionals will also share trends in the tech landscape and what it means for startups, at these events.
In the past, NetApp has offered participants an opportunity to engage in strategic alliances with the company. With two successful cohorts, 12 startups have so far graduated from the programme and six startups from its third cohort, CloudOptimo, FirstHive, InstaSafe, Praktice.ai, Uber Diagnostics, and ZScore Technologies, are now set to graduate in January 2019. Alumni include Scalend, BlobCity, SigTuple, Nanobi, who are now NetApp Strategic Alliance partners.
As a testimony to the programme’s success, NetApp Excellerator received the Best Corporate Startup Accelerator Program Award at the Zinnov Confluence 2018 event in June 2018.
If you are a B2B tech startup looking to give your brilliant ideas forward a proper platform, or need guidance on building business relevance and access to expertise in the areas of the hybrid cloud, storage, and data management, look no further than the NetApp Excellerator programme. Get started on your applications right away. Last date to apply is 11th February 2019.
Better still, attend the city-wise meetups, and get all your queries answered on the spot by experts, get details about the programme and meet awesome startup professionals. Register for the meetup in your city.
Pune - 23 January (Wednesday)
Hyderabad - 24 January (Thursday)
Bangalore - 31 January (Thursday)
Delhi - 30 January (Wednesday)
Chennai -1 February (Friday)
Mumbai - 7 February (Thursday)