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DigitalOcean and Karnataka Government to support start-ups through "Elevate 100" programme

DigitalOcean has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KBITS (Karnataka Biotechnology & Information Technology Services), Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka, to provide cloud infrastructure and support to start-ups enrolled with the Karnataka Start-up Cell. The MoU was signed at the government’s “Elevate 100” programme which aims to support start-ups by providing a sum of Rs.400 crore out of the Government funds over a period.


Under the programme, DigitalOcean will help start-ups selected by the Government of Karnataka’s (GoK) “Start-up Cell” with cloud infrastructure credits and also provide consultation on technical platform and architecture queries. Under the agreement, DigitalOcean will give $1,000 worth cloud credits for start-ups that are being funded under the government’s initiative. In addition, DigitalOcean will organize knowledge sharing sessions called “learnups” which will help start-ups learn about recent technologies and best practices from subject-matter experts to help them scale and run a successful business.


“Our goal is to empower developers and start-ups around the world to build amazing things, and our robust, affordable, and simple infrastructure is making the cloud more accessible than ever. India is poised to unleash a tremendous amount of innovation in the next decade and we want to be there to support every business to grow and succeed. We are excited to see the innovation being driven by start-ups in India and we look forward to working with the selected start-ups and partnering with the Government in their vision to make Karnataka a true start-up hub,” said Prabhakar Jayakumar, Country Manager, DigitalOcean India.


The Elevate 100 will help start-ups by providing them funds and mentors to help them turn their ideas into successful businesses. DigitalOcean’s Incubator programme named Hatch) is an example of the company's focus on ensuring that developers and high-growth start-ups can seamlessly launch and scale their businesses.


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