SV.CO, the digital incubator for student startups, has roped-in DigitalOcean, as its official Cloud Partner for its incubation programmes.
DigitalOcean is a cloud platform and has become the second largest and fastest growing cloud computing platform in the total number of public facing apps and websites, according to Netcraft.com.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in Bengaluru earlier this month, all students who complete the SV.CO’s Free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) will get cloud credits while additional cloud credits would be given to teams that get selected to the Silicon Valley Programme.
The month-long six ways to graduate MOOC provides basics in entrepreneurship to first year engineering students (www.sv.co/sixways) while the six-month Silicon Valley programme is the main course of SV.CO’s #StartInCollege flagship programme.
“Cloud infrastructure is one of the most crucial components required for young startups to build technology companies. The partnership with DigitalOcean will bring world class technology and support for student startups across India,” said Sanjay Vijayakumar, Chairman, Startup Village.
The association with DigitalOcean would provide college startups the expertise and resources of a top company in Cloud infrastructure, he noted.
Prabhakar Jayakumar, India Country Manager, DigitalOcean, said, “At DigitalOcean, we love to nurture developers and startups and students are an integral component of these ecosystems. We look forward to supporting student entrepreneurs through such programmes and help them build next generation businesses on the cloud.”
With this partnership, DigitalOcean has joined the ranks of companies such as Facebook and Paytm which are providing training assistance and scholarships to SV.CO’s students, respectively. It also brings into focus the startup culture of giving back to the society.
“The founders of DigitalOcean started in the famed TechStars Accelerator Program and are now giving back to the startup community around the world by offering their infrastructure and resources for young and upcoming startups,” Vijayakumar said.
SV.CO has forged an agreement with Facebook, which is its Official Host in Silicon Valley. Leading m-commerce platform Paytm is offering 30 full scholarships for the #StartinCollege programme while .CO Domains is the Domain Partner.
Applications for the inaugural six-month entrepreneurship course are closed, and the batch commences on January 2, 2017. Applications for the July 2017 batch will be opened on February 1. Students can form teams and apply at www.sv.co.