OVHcloud and SETsquared collaborate to support startups

OVHcloud announced its partnership with SETsquared, the world’s leading university business incubator, to offer its cloud solutions and Startup Program benefits to their member startups.

OVHcloud’s global Startup Program has been running since 2015 and received 7,000 applications from new businesses worldwide. Over 2,000 have been assisted to date, with more than £5m in cloud credits and invaluable solution architecture support.

Based in the UK, SETsquared is the world’s leading university business incubator according to the ‘UBI Global World Rankings of Business Incubators and Accelerators’ and has fostered more than 5,000 entrepreneurs, created 10,900 jobs, and helped raise over £2.94 billion in funding.

Startups supported by SETsquared can apply for membership of the OVHcloud Startup Program. Successful applicants have access to a number of benefits such as £8,500 of cloud hosting credits and six hours of 1-on-1 time with a solution architect, access to market opportunities within OVHcloud’s customer and partner network, networking and other visibility opportunities. Additionally, mentorship programme, faster tech support, membership events and 
personalised onboarding with social media shoutouts for new members.

OVHcloud’s partnership with SETsquared is now live, and applications for membership are open to young companies.
OVHcloud’s Startup Program is already supporting three of SETsquared’s UK startups, 3finery, Omecu and Play Well for Life, who benefit from the cloud hosting credits as well as industry expertise and technical support while scaling their enterprises.

Philip Marais, Startup Program Manager, OVHcloud said, “Our partnership with SETsquared will hugely benefit the UK’s thriving startup ecosystem, and we are proud to support the country’s greatest entrepreneurial talent. SETsquared consistently incubates high-quality startups that add economic and social value to the communities in which they operate. With the support of our cloud solutions, these startups can focus on building and delivering their vision.”

Simon Bond, Innovation Director, SETsquared said: “OVHcloud already provides world-class support to three of our incubated startups and this partnership will extend these benefits to many more of the enterprises we help develop. Both SETsquared and the OVHcloud Startup Program offer vital support to new businesses across diverse industries to help them succeed and grow. OVHcloud’s personalised approach really sets them apart, providing excellent networking and mentorship opportunities, solution architecture, social media support and more, which makes a real difference to the startups we support.”

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