Oracle opens submissions for start-up cloud accelerator programme

Clare Hopping

9 Mar, 2018

Oracle has opened up applications for its Startup Cloud Accelerator programme, inviting global tech businesses to join up to five other startups in its latest round of admissions in the UK. This is the second round of recruitment for Oracle’s scheme, with the first group starting their mentoring last September.

The UK’s Startup Cloud Accelerator programme will take place in Bristol, although Oracle will also be running a second initiative, Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem, which is its virtual, non-location-based equivalent for global businesses.

“The first cohort included tremendously talented startups creating innovative new products in areas ranging from artificial intelligence to virtual reality,” said Reggie Bradford, senior vice president of Oracle’s Startup Ecosystem and Accelerator. “We look forward to working with more emerging companies in the thriving UK startup market, and are dedicated to continuing to build an ecosystem of co-development and co-innovation where startups, customers, and Oracle all win.”

There are currently 40 startups taking part in Oracle’s worldwide startup accelerator, across eight locations. Each accelerator intake round accepts between five and six new businesses looking for fast growth in the tech sector.

Businesses already taking advantage of Oracle’s mentoring include machine learning-powered branded content innovator Duel, digital learning and research startup Interactive Scientific, travel tracker iGeolise and automated checklist platform Trail.

The programme offers organisations mentoring from Oracle’s technical and business leadership team, the technologies to support startup success, access to a co-working space, the opportunity to sell to Oracle customers and speak to investors, and free oracle credits.