NetApp  Excellerator Program for start-ups launched in Bangalore

NetApp Excellerator Program for start-ups launched in Bangalore

Posted by P. Charitha on June 9th 2017

NetApp an American multinational storage and data management company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, has announced the launch of its first startup accelerator program in Bangalore.The program, called NetApp Excellerator, is open to start-ups with solutions in Internet of Things, cloud, Big Data and analytics, machine learning, virtualisation, data security, data management and storage, a company statement said. It is designed to help startups create world class products and innovative solutions that are market ready. 

Excellerator offerings:
  • NetApp will provide an equity-free grant of $15,000 to the selected startups upon completion of the four-month-long programme. 
  • The programme will provide startups with collaboration and productivity tools, a co-working space at the company’s global centre of excellence in Bangalore, and networking opportunities with potential investors, partners, and customers. 
  • They will have access to NetApp’s platforms and technologies, tools, human resources, marketing, legal and tech support.
  • The startups will continue to own their intellectual property, and NetApp would not seek a stake in it.
  • NetApp India Director Ajeya Motaganahalli will be driving this programme. “Through the NetApp Excellerator programme…we will assist these startups with guidance on building business relevance, exposure to our technology, partners and customers, as well as venture capitalists, and explore opportunities where we can take them to market,” he said.
Who can Apply? 
Start-ups that are interested to explore and take advantage of NetApp’s expertise in the areas of hybrid cloud, storage, and data management. We are looking to have on board a wide array of startups from a diverse set of technology areas that include (but are not limited to) cloud, IoT, big data and analytics, machine learning, virtualization, data security, data management, storage, and other adjacent areas.
 
Startups can apply to the program from June 7, 2017 to July 3, 2017.
For the NetApp Excellerator Entrepreneur Application click here: https://gust.com/programs/netapp-excellerator/accounts/new

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