Hyderabad-based accelerator T-Hub said it has tied up with six tech companies — Amazon Web Services (AWS), DigitalOcean, Google, HubSpot, Microsoft and Zoho — to give a leg-up to its startups.
The tech giants will help startups from T-Hub’s incubation programme Lab32 with free credits for services and training programmes. Once the startups use up the free credits, they can avail the services for a fee.
T-Hub said it plans to continually explore such tie-ups. Here is a look at its partners.
Amazon Web Services: AWS will provide startups with low-cost, easy-to-use infrastructure. In addition to the credits, startups will get access to business and technical essentials as well as training sessions to get started with AWS quickly. Startups will also be invited to AWS startup ecosystem events for learning and networking and will get access to cloud support engineers.
DigitalOcean: DigitalOcean, via its global incubator programme Hatch, will give free access to cloud infrastructure for up to a year, free training, mentorship, priority support, and an opportunity to connect with other startups, accelerators, and investors.
Google Cloud: Credits will offer access to Google’s platform and Firebase products. This access will help startups schedule office hours for one-on-one technical architecture reviews.
HubSpot: The inbound marketing and sales platform will offer software, resources and education. Startups will get access to HubSpot's customer relationship management, marketing, sales, and customer service platforms. HubSpot’s education plan is geared for startups with limited time and resources, teaching them how to use the firm’s software to attract visitors to their website.
Microsoft Azure: Will give startups access to an open, flexible and enterprise-grade cloud computing platform with a wide geographical presence and a portfolio of compliance offerings. Through the ‘Microsoft for Startups’ programme, selected business-to-business startups also get access to technical, business and go-to market support.
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. Zoho will also conduct workshops and webinars for startups to adapt to technology faster.