The Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator is open to technology and technology-enabled startups. Five to six startups are selected per cohort, with two cohorts each year.
Run by members of Oracle’s research and development team, the program provides mentoring from technical and business experts, state-of-the-art technology, a co-working space, access to Oracle customers, partners and investors, and free Oracle Cloud credits.
Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem will target high-growth entities globally, as well as a select number of investment groups and strategic partners.
The program offers mentoring, R&D support, marketing/sales enablement, migration assistance, cloud credits and discounts, and access to Oracle’s customer and product ecosystems.
The startups in the UK’s initial cohort were chosen from a highly competitive and diverse pool of startups. During the six-month program, they achieved tremendous growth, enhancing their product offerings, cultivating new customer and partner relationships, and contributing to global cloud innovation.
The first cohort of startups in the UK included:
- Duel: Using cutting-edge machine learning and machine vision tagging technology, Duel helps brands and retailers acquire and convert online, using branded content their customers have made for them. With engagements triggered post-purchase, Duel uses reward and gamified tools to motivate customers to create content about the product – and then share it. Duel helps turn customers into brand ambassadors, content creators and advocates – and manages, amplifies and moderates it for brands at enterprise scale.
- Interactive Scientific creates immersive digital-science learning and research tools. The company has created Nano Simbox, a digital platform that brings to life atoms and molecules, so complex scientific concepts can be more easily visualized for the purposes of education, training and research. By using rigorous science simulations, interactive visuals, intuitive design and extensive high-quality content, Nano Simbox makes the invisible world of molecules visible and engaging for both science learners and science researchers. Users can become immersed in the scientific world with the hardware they have available to them, from Virtual Reality to mobile apps.
- iGeolise has created the TravelTime platform that makes maps and data searchable by travel time, rather than distance. TravelTime has two types of customers: (1) consumer-facing websites that hold location-specific content e.g. jobs, properties, hotels, and; (2) companies wanting an analytics tool to determine catchment areas, plan business relocations, retail portfolio planning, proximity marketing, and supply chain logistics. iGeolise allows organizations to search, analyze and sort data using minutes, not miles.
- Trail is a simple, smart checklist for effortless operations. It’s designed to guide teams through their day with repeat processes and automated integrations, delivering business actions from finance to compliance. Helping every site hit the same high standard, and driving profitability with everyday efficiency.
Reggie Bradford, senior vice president, Startup Ecosystem and Accelerator said: “The first cohort included tremendously talented startups creating innovative new products in areas ranging from artificial intelligence to virtual reality.
“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.”
Interested startups can apply here.