SETsquared supporting Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator launching in Bristol
26 January 2017
SETsquared, the global No.1 university business incubator, is excited to be working with tech giant Oracle on its newly launched Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator (OSCA).
Oracle is already engaged with Bristol’s tech ecosystem by supporting University of Bristol students and providing its cloud infrastructure to SETsquared’s startups, including YellowDog and Interactive Scientific.
By launching OSCA, Oracle will be able to deliver a structured acceleration programme to groups of high growth companies in Bristol. Similar programmes have already been launched in Bangalore and Tel Aviv. SETsquared will offer access to its award-winning acceleration programme including intensive mentoring, workshops, access to its extended community and global network. OSCA will be based at Engine Shed providing world-class facilities to selected startups.
Monika Radclyffe, Centre Director for SETsquared Bristol, commented: "We are thrilled to be working with Oracle on the Startup Cloud Accelerator. We have had very positive feedback from startups already working with Oracle teams and we look forward to seeing more success stories emerging from OSCA."
Oracle Senior Vice President of Product Development Reggie Bradford, a serial entrepreneur himself, will lead the program expansion.
“The next five to ten years promise innovations and growth that will drive new business ideas enabled by the cloud,” said Bradford. “Oracle understands that startups are at the heart of innovation, and through this program we aim to give startups access to extensive resources and support when they need it most.”
To register your interest in the programme, please visit www.oracle.com/uk/startup. The call for applications will open later in 2017.
SETsquared is a long-standing partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey which specialises in growing high-tech start-ups through its incubation programme and other business acceleration services. SETsquared provides mentoring, access to investors and corporate innovators and a wide range of industry experts through its network and training programmes.
Independent research carried out by Warwick Economics estimates the economic impact of SETsquared member companies to be £3.8bn over this period, with the creation of 9,000 jobs and that these companies will go on to deliver a further £8.6bn of impact to the UK economy in the decade ahead.
Contact for further information:
Monika Radclyffe, Centre Director, SETsquared Bristol
Tel. +44 (0) 117 915 1100