Companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, among others will provide startups with free credits by giving them access to various service offerings and training programmes.

T-Hub ties up with global tech giants to support start-ups
Atom Startups Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 14:57

Global startup catalyst that powers entrepreneurship and deal flow T-Hub is working with leading technology companies to enable its startups to scale faster and accelerate their growth. It has partnered with Amazon Web Services, DigitalOcean, Google Cloud, HubSpot, Microsoft and Zoho as its premium partners.

As part of this partnership, these technology companies will help all the startups of T-Hub’s cohort-based incubation programme, Lab32, advance their daily operational tasks by providing them with a suite of services, training, and access to events.

They will provide startups with free credits by giving them access to various service offerings and training programmes. After exhausting free credits, the startups can continue to avail these services at an affordable price. T-Hub plans to continually explore such exclusive tie-ups to benefit startups.

“Our strategic partnership with these global partners will support entrepreneurs with world-class tools, guidance, libraries and other services that will enable them cut operational costs, become more productive, gain efficiency, and ensure that the quality of their scale-up processes is not compromised. We want each of our startups to be technologically stronger so that they can be truly world class and compete in the global landscape," Jay Krishnan, CEO of T-Hub said in a statement.

Amazon Web Services (AWS Activate)

AWS provides startups with low-cost, easy-to-use infrastructure to scale and grow. In addition to the credits, startups receive access to AWS’s business and technical essentials, online training programs or in-person training sessions to get started with AWS quickly.  Startups are also invited to exclusive AWS startup ecosystem events for learning and networking and receive premium AWS Business Support with 24x7 access to cloud support engineers via email, chat, and phone.

Microsoft

Microsoft Azure enables startups to access an open, flexible and enterprise-grade cloud computing platform with a wide geographical presence and an industry-leading portfolio of compliance offerings. Through the “Microsoft for Startups” program, selected B2B startups also get access to technical, business and go-to-market support.

Zoho

Zoho will provide access to Zoho One, along with free business consultation and tech support for the startups. Zoho One is a bundle of more than 40+ integrated business and productivity applications, and thus, the startups will have everything they need to set up, start off, and scale up their businesses - from launching a new website; managing and automating cash flow; to all the tools the startups would need for sales & marketing and productivity & collaboration. Zoho will also conduct workshops and webinars for startups to adopt to technology faster.

Microsoft

Microsoft Azure enables startups to access an open, flexible and enterprise-grade cloud computing platform with a wide geographical presence and an industry-leading portfolio of compliance offerings. Through the “Microsoft for Startups” program, selected B2B startups also get access to technical, business and go-to-market support.

Zoho

Zoho will provide access to Zoho One, along with free business consultation and tech support for the startups. Zoho One is a bundle of more than 40+ integrated business and productivity applications, and thus, the startups will have everything they need to set up, start off, and scale up their businesses - from launching a new website; managing and automating cash flow; to all the tools the startups would need for sales & marketing and productivity & collaboration. Zoho will also conduct workshops and webinars for startups to adopt to technology faster.

DigitalOcean

Through its global incubator program ‘Hatch’, DigitalOcean will support T-Hub's startups as they launch and scale. This includes free access to DigitalOcean's cloud infrastructure up to a year, free technical training, mentorship, priority support, and an opportunity to connect with other startups, accelerators, and investors at the bespoke events they organize for the developer & startup community.

Google Cloud

Google Cloud credits will offer access to Google’s platform and Firebase products to startups. This access will help startups schedule office hours for one-on-one technical architecture reviews. The production level support provided as part of startup package for Lab32 startups can help them to solve their issues 24/7. Concessions on G-suite licenses is also given to the Lab32 startups as part of this package. It will also provide them with an opportunity to be selected for user profiles, speaking opportunities at Google events and early product access.

HubSpot

HubSpot for Startups is a startup friendly offering including software, resources, and education that helps startups grow and scale. Startups get access to HubSpot's leading CRM, marketing, sales, and customer service platform. HubSpot's education plan is engineered for startups with limited time and resources, efficiently teaching them how to use HubSpot’s software to attract qualified visitors to their website, convert those visitors into leads, close the sale, and delight their customers. 

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