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Oracle on the hunt for new tech start-ups

By laura collacott, Monday May 15, 2017

Internet giant Oracle has partnered with Bristol tech incubator, SETsquared, to deliver the UK chapter of Oracle’s Startup Cloud Accelerator programme.

Applications are open to ambitious tech start-ups, with five places available. Successful applicants will receive 6-months’ free business support from SETsquared – whose members have raised £36 million in investments so far this year – with guidance from the multiple entrepreneurs-in-residence. Oracle has committed to providing cloud credits, access to enterprise clients, their tech and product expertise.

“The value of start-ups in the tech industry is booming and Oracle recognises the importance of this to the global tech economy,” said SETsquared Bristol Centre Director Monika Radclyffe. “Roles are changing fast as corporates understand the need for innovation and, consequently, the opportunities that working with entrepreneurs uncovers.

“Through their startup programme, Oracle is giving back to the tech community by providing a fantastic chance for start-ups to use their expertise and through opening up connections between entrepreneurs and large, established enterprises. SETsquared Bristol is well placed to provide direct support and expertise to incubate start-ups in readiness for scaling up.”

Reggie Bradford, three-time entrepreneur and SVP Startup Ecosystem & Accelerator at Oracle added: “Oracle is investing in startups with a pay-it-forward model where we don’t take equity but do create an ecosystem of co-development and co-innovation across startups, our global customers, and Oracle. The vibrant Bristol ecosystem is burgeoning and prime for our global program.”

To apply, visit: Applications are open until July 2.

Image – Reggie Bradford from Oracle


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